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We Asked, You Answered: Check Out Awesome Music Keepsakes From VH1 Fans!

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Last week I shared a gallery of my personal fave superfan possessions from years ago, and this week I’m sharing yours! Without a doubt, our VH1 Classic fans had the most music pride this week, and we thank you for sharing your rad pieces – from crazy costumes to guitar pick piles to music shrines. We saw a lot of love for Def Leppard, KISS and Van Halen - and we love that you’re still rocking those concert t-shirts day-to-day. But enough of my babbling about your total awesomeness – check it out for yourself! Above you’ll find the roundup from select VH1 fans whose music merchandise photos made the final cut. Rock on rockers!

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The 10 Biggest Songs About Balls

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Miley Cyrus, who released her album Bangerz this week featuring the hit song and video “Wrecking Ball,” isn’t the first artist to sing about balls in popular music. Hell, she isn’t even the first performer to sing about wrecking balls; Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen all beat her to the punch. But whether used as a noun, a verb or a turn of phrase, whether they be wrecking balls, balls of fire, crystal balls or the type of balls that men do their best to protect, balls figure prominently in a number of classic songs. So without further adieu, here are 10 of the biggest songs ever written about balls.

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Pearl Jam’s Top 20 Moments

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Pearl Jam was born from the ashes of a spectacular glam rock flameout at the dawn of the “grunge” era alongside other Pacific Northwest-based acts like Nirvana, Alice In Chains and Soundgarden. Pegged by the media early on their run as having the least “indie cred” and most commercial aspirations of all of the aforementioned acts, they’ve established themselves over the course of the last 20 years as one of the most enduring and cred-worthy acts in the entire music industry.

In 2011, director Cameron Crowe released the feature-length documentary Pearl Jam 20, which covers the ups and downs of this band’s wildly successful and immensely turbulent career to date. Tomorrow night, VH1 Classic will air PJ20 in its entirety beginning at 10PM/9C. In honor of that broadcast, we’d like to present you with PEARL JAM TKTK.

by (@SamSpokenWord)

Friday Face-Off: Pearl Jam Edition

I’m excited about this coming Saturday night and you should be too! Why? Because “Pearl Jam 20″ will premiering on VH1, VH1Classic and Palladia at 10PM ET. This is the second doc in the series, which chronicles the band’s formation, their rowdy early years to their rise to stardom, and finally, their decision to step back from fame. It’s one TV event you won’t want to miss, so get your popcorn ready and your La-Z-Boy reclined. Oh yeah, and watch two of their awesome music videos to get totally pumped! Do you think Pearl Jam‘s music video for “Jeremy” or “Even Flow” deserves the winning title this week?

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Old Guy On Molly Dances His Ass Off At Willie Nelson Gig

If you’ve ever been to a rave or a club with a DJ spinning EDM, it’s very likely that you’ve seen the effects that MDMA has on attendees. Namely, people get sweaty, dance their faces off, and drink tons of water. Heck, they might even put a pacifier in their mouth or suck on a lollipop like their life depended on it. You usually don’t get this kind of behavior at a Willie Nelson concert, though, which is what makes the above clip so endlessly fascinating.

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Eddie Trunk’s Got A New Book Out That Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Fans Just HAVE To Read

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You would be hard pressed to find someone who possesses more encyclopedic knowledge and unwavering passion for hard rock music than Eddie Trunk. The host of VH1 Classic‘s That Metal Show puts both of those admirable qualities to fantastic use in his new book, Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock And Heavy Metal: Volume II, which just hit shelves this week.

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Daughter Of KISS Founder Gene Simmons Frolics In The Maui Surf

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KISS mastermind Gene Simmons is not only a founding member of one of the most successful rock bands of all-time, but he’s also the star of Gene Simmons Family Jewels, a reality TV show on A&E that has been on the air since 2006. Starring alongside him on that program is Sophie Tweed Simmons, his daughter with longtime ladyfriend (and now wife!) Shannon Tweed. It’s unclear whether Sophie’s recent excursion to the sandy beaches of Maui was for a future episode of Family Jewels, but either way, cameras materialized while she was playing in the surf with her friends.

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Extreme Hatred Of The Eagles Provokes A Bread Knife Brawl

Extreme Hatred Of The Eagles Provokes A Bread Knife Brawl

If you were to pen a list of The World’s Most Hated Bands, the Eagles would almost certainly be at or near the top (especially if your name is Jeffrey Lebowski). Now, we’re not saying that said assessment is fair, exactly, but this fact is undeniable. So, just how much do people hate the musical output of Don Henley, Glenn Frey and the rest of the laidback desperados who make up the Eagles? Well, one South Carolina man’s refusal to stop pumping Eagles tunes after repeated requests recently resulted in him getting stabbed (!!!).

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