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What’s Your Number: The Story Behind The Digits In Famous Band Names

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We’ve all been there: You’re chilling out, listening to your favorite Sum-41, matchbox twenty, or blink-182 album (Enema of the State is a personal favorite)  but the whole time you’re thinking “Damn, why does this band name look just like a ’90s AIM handle?” It happens to us all the time. Rock is filled with groups that have puzzling digits in their names. But what do they MEAN!? Why wasn’t it 31 Seconds to Mars, or Ten Inch Nails!? Well we at VH1 got on the case and have finally gotten the real story behind these mysterious monikers.

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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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SNEAK PREVIEW: 30 Seconds To Mars Teases Their New Short Film, “Up In The Air”

“Understated” is not a word that exists in the 30 Seconds To Mars lexicon. This morning, they dropped a lavish, artsy, mysterious and altogether fascinating sneak preview for their new short film, “Up In The Air.” Read more…

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Last Lap: Tuesday’s Odds And Ends In Music News

Rough Cut Of Britney’s “Gimme More” Video Surfaces
The most notable contrast between this leaked cut and the official video (besides this clip’s inclusion of a sequence in which Britney is topless save for a leather jacket she holds against her chest) is the lack of the post-production wizardry that was applied to make Britney look thinner. We wonder whether that’s why the original is full of dutch angles, while delighting that, for the moment, the YouTube comments about Britney largely avoid body judgments. [Billboard]

30 Seconds To Mars Cover U2 For Unplugged
For their episode of MTV Unplugged (premiering tonight at 8PM ET on MTV.com), 30 Seconds to Mars recruited a gospel choir at the eleventh hour for a take on U2‘s “Where the Streets Have No Name.” MTV shared the video with Entertainment Weekly‘s Music Mix. We can’t help being a teensy bit disappointed that the band didn’t cover Fleetwood Mac, as they had apparently considered, but their U2 cover does the trick anyway. [EW Music Mix]
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VH1′s Top 100 Videos of 2011 … So Far, Part II: #50-11

Yesterday, we introduced you to the upper reaches of our Top 100 Videos of 2011 … So Far list, serving up the #100-51 videos that you’ve been clicking on most so far this year. Although a hefty portion, consider that first installment just an appetizer for today’s first course and tomorrow’s main entree. Going a bit deeper into the list, we now give you #50-11, inching closer and closer to #1.

50. Train, “Hey, Soul Sister”
49. Goo Goo Dolls, “Notbroken”
48. Jennifer Lopez, “Love Don’t Cost a Thing”
47. Jennifer Hudson, “Where You At”
46. Beyonce, “Run The World (Girls)”
45. My Chemical Romance, “SING”
44. Adam Lambert, “If I Had You”
43. Fitz and The Tantrums, “Money Grabber”
42. Kid Rock ft. Sheryl Crow, “Collide”
41. Bruno Mars, “Just The Way You Are”

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