Posts By Jordan Runtagh

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Angelina Jolie, Matthew McConaughey and More Stars Who Appeared In Music Videos Before They Were Famous

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Music videos in the ’80s and ’90s were full of struggling thespians grateful for a bit part and a day’s work. But now some of those actors and actresses are MAJOR A-list stars in the Hollywood galaxy. In many cases they’re role is the most famous part of the video! From Oscar winners like Angelina Jolie and Benicio Del Toro, to TV king (and queen) pins like Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul and Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks, music vids gave these folks their first big exposure to a mass audience. They might be a little embarrassed of these first steps , but for the rest of us they’re like adorable naked baby photos (you know what we mean), and acts as a fascinating glimpse into their early days. Read on for more!

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The Voices Behind The Hits: 10 Demo Versions Of MONSTER Songs (Sung By The Original Writers)

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Hit-making is a collaborative process, with many hands and minds going into the mix to create a finish product. Don’t believe us? Check the credits for your favorite song in the charts today! In among the seemingly dozens of names you’ll find the one tunesmith who had the original germ of the melodic hook…and sometimes even the whole song! Most of these songwriters are unsung heroes (see what we did there?), names and faces unfamiliar to the masses despite the hours of pure pop pleasure they’ve given us over the years. Today we’ve decided to honor them by sharing their original demo versions of some of their greatest hits. Read on and enjoy the original voices behind the songs!

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The Needle And The Damage Done: A Comprehensive History Of Rock ODs

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They say that only the good die young, and that definitely holds true for rock ‘n’ roll. Too many talented musicians were taken from us far too soon after falling victim to the ravages of deadly drugs.

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The 15 Wildest Party Animals In Rock (And The Antics That Made Them Legends)

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Rock and roll is filled with stories of disgusting depravity, debauchery, and decadence…that that’s part of the reason why we love it! Sure it’s not very P.C., but it is very D.G.A.F., and we respect that. Tales of rock rebels have been passed down for as  myths for generations. They may seem like urban legends, but the unbelievable part is that most of them are true! Read on to see our picks for the most notorious bad-boy party animals in modern music history -and the antics that earned them their title. Whatever you do, DON’T try any of this at home…

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Jared Leto Celebrates Golden Globe Win With Naked Terry Richardson Photos

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Thirty Seconds to Mars fans have cause to rejoice today. Not only did lead singer Jared Leto win a Golden Globe last night for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, but today he showed up on famed photog Terry Richardson‘s blog wearing nothing but a towel. That’s right, he came dangerously close to showing off his own golden globes… That’s one way to celebrate!

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Can You Identify These Classic Album Covers Made Out Of Legos?

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When we were kids, we dreamed of getting Lego kits to build submarines, castles and the Millennium Falcon. But all that’s changed now that we’re older. Today we want Lego kits build covers of rock ‘n’ roll album art! An awesome new Tumblr called Lego Albums is blowing up the internet by showing off incredibly accurate depictions of famous album covers built from nothing but the beloved toy, and we kind of seriously want one to hang on our wall at home.

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No Hair, Don’t Care: Badass Bald Dudes Of Rock

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There was a time when having crazy long hair was a major prerequisite for being a rock ‘n’ roll dude. With the coming of the Beatles, guys started growing their tresses and wearing it like a badge of non-conformist honor. But soon the long locks trend totally took over and went mainstream . What’s a rebellious soul gonna do to stand out? Start rocking the cue-ball look, of course!

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This Is The End: The 10 Most Devastating Band Breakups Of All Time

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Like the great poet Neil Sedaka once said, breaking up is hard to do. It’s bad enough with couples in love, but when a band splits up, everyone suffers. Sure there’s always some solo stuff to look forward to, but it’s always lame (let’s be honest). The magical blend of your now-defunct favorite band is gone forever…and it’s hard, man!

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Flavor Flav Arrested While Driving To His Mother’s Funeral

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It’s safe to say that Flavor Flav isn’t having the best week ever. The 54-year-old rapper became a public enemy yesterday when he was pulled over in Hempstead, NY for allegedly driving 79 in a 55 MPH zone. Cops soon discovered that he had a whopping 16 suspensions on his license, but that’s just the beginning of Flav’s long day. The story only gets worse…Much worse.

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