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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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POLL: What Is The Most Disappointing Superstar Duet Of All Time?

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By Frank Donovan

We still can’t get over the pleasant surprise of “FourFiveSeconds.” The collaboration of Paul McCartney, Kanye West, and Rihanna is catchy, understated, and doesn’t sound like every other hit. It got us thinking–not as much can be said for a lot of musical combinations over the years.

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10 Truly Insane Music Museums + Shrines

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By Frank Donovan

We here at VH1 music consider ourselves pretty big music fans and connoisseurs, but even we have our limits. Some music lovers will go so far as to devote their entire lives to a single artist–becoming experts and authorities on their lives, collecting and displaying memorabilia and artifacts. From grand gestures like building exact replicas of Britney Spears’ bedroom and Elvis Presley‘s Graceland mansion, to protecting minutiae like Johnny Cash‘s AmEx and a guitar pick that Keith Richards threw at you, the time and effort put in to these 10 museums and shrines put even MTV Fanatic (RIP) fans to shame.

Check out these 10 totally bonkers museums and shrines dedicated to musical heroes.

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20 Forgotten Breakup Songs of the ’90s That Will Shatter Your Heart

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-By Frank Donovan

Valentine’s Day is a double-edged sword. If you’re happily shacked up (or happily single), you can just skip this and have a great day.

But if you’re trying to get out of that toxic relationship before the 14th, or you’re already deep in the depths of a hellish split, or even if your broken heart is left unhealed by time, we’ve assembled 20 breakup songs that run the gamut—all deep cuts from the ’90s vaults.

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The 9 Strangest Halftime Show Collaborations In Super Bowl History

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We know you’re excited to see Katy Perry perform at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show on February 1st, but weren’t you just a tad perplexed when it was announced funk rock muscle god Lenny Kravitz would be joining her? It will definitely be an interesting collaboration because Perry and Kravitz are drastically different artists; however, this isn’t the first time the Super Bowl halftime show has merged two unlikely musicians together. (Madonna and LMFAO, anyone?)

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The Most ’90s Music Magazine Covers That Have Ever Happened

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-Frank Donovan

Long before Kim’s #BreakTheInternet Paper magazine cover —when hashtags were just pound signs— magazine covers were a whole lot simpler. In that mythical time known as the 1990s, our favorite artists like Fiona Apple, Janet Jackson and Beck posed with unironic joy, donned pleather outfits, and were surrounded by vague references to “hi-tech” things. We took a stroll down memory lane and picked up 35 of the splashiest ’90s covers from alt-rock to hip-hop on the covers of Rolling Stone to Spin.

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9 Truly Terrible Songs That Ruin Otherwise Brilliant Albums

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There are some albums that almost reach the pinnacle of musical perfection, but fall short just because of one poor song choice. You know the one: a sour note in an otherwise harmonious collection of hits. On an album full of gems, it’s the song you skip over every time, no matter how many times you try not too. To be blunt, the song just sucks. From Katy Perry‘s “Ur So Gay” to Kanye West‘s “Drunk and Hot Girls,” here are the truly terrible songs that ruined albums that otherwise defined perfection.

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Britney Spears’ Craziest Outfits Of All Time

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Sunshine Pop Princess Extraordinaire (yes, that’s a real title) Britney Spears turns 33 today. Since 1999, the iconic performer has been blessing us with rave-worthy ear candy, flaw-free interviews (see 2:09) and snappy dance moves to boot. Oh, did we mention her style? Because it — in all of its fringe, metallic and fedora glory — deserves a special conversation.
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