15 Musicians With Unexpected Phobias

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-By Frank Donovan

Most of us have fears that range from reasonable to inexplicable. And our favorite musicians are no exception. Even artists with tough exteriors like Eminem, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna have their hang-ups. Blame past traumas (or spooky Ouija board predictions) for the panic induced by fish, owls, coat hangers, and the number 621(?!)

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Satan’s Arcade: Top 15 Hard Rock + Heavy Metal Pinball Machines + Video Games

by (@McBeardo)

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“Heavy” and “metal.” In a physical sense, those words apply quite literally to pinball machines and video games, but there’s also no denying the spiritual, maybe even cosmic connection between headbanging music, quarter-pumping classic arcade fun, and crashing on the couch in front of the latest home-gaming system with hard rock blasting and maybe some certain other kind of substance blazing.

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SONG PREMIERE: Hear Kelly Clarkson’s New Song “War Paint” + Bonus Artist Commentary

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Check out this EXCLUSIVE #MTVFirst & @ReesesPBCups album premiere!

We’re counting down the days until Piece By PieceKelly Clarkson‘s first album of all new material in over three years— hits stores on Tuesday, March 3rd. To hold you over, we’re premiering one never-before-heard album track each day leading up to release. Yesterday we gave you the beautiful “Tightrope,” and today were back with “War Paint.” Give a listen, and read on for commentary from Kelly!

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Remember Leonard Nimoy’s Musical Legacy With His Mindblowing “Ballad Of Bilbo Baggins” Video

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Today the world mourns the loss of Leonard Nimoy, who died at the age 83 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Although best remembered as Spock on the original series of Star Trek, his influence and creativity spread far beyond his acting career. He directed several movies, including Three Men And A Baby (really), hosted the intriguing In Search Of… docu-series, wrote two memoirs and was a passionate photographer. But his greatest achievement is quite possibly this incredible music video for “The Ballad Of Bilbo Baggins.” Trust us, it has to be seen to be believed.

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Anthrax Yuck It Up With The Boys Saturday On An All New Episode Of ‘That Metal Show’

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This Saturday ball busting reaches new heights (or lows, depending on your perspective) when Anthrax sits down with the boys in an all new episode of That Metal Show. There are laughs aplenty as Scott Ian, Charlie Benante and Frank Bello trade good-natured barbs with Don, Jim and Ed, and Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna dials into the ‘Metal Modem’ from the studio where he’s working on the band’s latest record.  On top of that, this week’s special musical guest is fellow thrash metal lifer Alex Skolnick from TestamentRead more…

Late Bloomers: 10 Rappers Who Broke Through Later In Their Careers

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We often hear about how rap is a “young man’s sport,” but in a lot of instances this doesn’t seem to be the case. Many artist who get their shot at a young age, seem to fizzle out within the first few years of their newfound fame. Not everybody gets to drop a classic album at 20 like Nas did with Illmatic, or throw an entire label on their back at 16 like LL Cool J did with Def Jam.

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