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Fisticuffs, Cricket Bat Attacks And 10 Bands That Came To Blows To Settle Their Differences

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Since Elvis Presley sneered not to mess with his “Blue Suede Shoes,” fighting and rock n’ roll have gone together like whiskey and a beer chaser. The music’s natural tendency towards rebellion and bravado demand almost make it mandatory. Some bands are known for feuding with other musicians, some for getting into fisticuffs with audience members and then there are those who take inter-band squabbles into the physical arena and settling their differences, artistic or otherwise, with their mitts. Read more…

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Aubrey O’Day Has The Best Butt In The Music Biz, And Here Are 30 Photos To Prove It

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We first met the lovely Ms. Aubrey O’Day back in 2004 when she burst onto the small screen on MTV’s Making The Band 3. She beat out over 10,000 young women for the chance to sing in the Diddy-managed Danity Kane. The group split for a spell, but after five years apart the ladies reunited late last year for a series of shows. A new album in the works, but that’s not the only reason for Aubrey to celebrate: Today she turns the big 3-0!
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2013 VMAs: Danity Kane Reunites and It Feels So Good!

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After countless rumors, Danity Kane officially reunited at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards pre-show. That’s right, Aubrey O’Day, Dawn Richard, Shannon Bex and Aundrea Fimbres got back together (sans D. Woods) to kick start Danity Kane 2.0. The group, which was made famous on MTV’s mid-Aughts reality show Making The Band, went through a number of ups and downs before Diddy kicked D. Woods and Aubrey out of the group before splitting up in 2009. But tonight, the girls looked ready and excited to be back together as they talked to Christina Garibaldi ahead of the main show, and even mentioned that they’re working on a new track with the production team The Stereotypes.

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Almost Greatest: 14 Near Misses From The List Of VH1′s 100 Greatest Women In Music

All next week, VH1 will be counting down a list of the 100 Greatest Women In Music. Each weeknight at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning on Monday, February 13, a new hour-long episode of The Greatest will air on VH1, each show focusing in on the merits of the best female artists of the last 20 years and change.

As a precursor to the next week’s reveal, we thought that we’d kick off the discussion by revealing this list of 14 women who ALMOST made the list. They’re all terrific artists in their own right, which just goes to show how amazing the full list is going to be next week. This list of the Almost Greatest goes, as follows (in alphabetical order, natch):

Christina Perri, Ciara, The Corrs, The Cranberries, Danity Kane, Duffy, Enya, Jessica Simpson, Lily Allen, Michelle Branch, Selena, Sinead O’Connor, Sugarland, and Vanessa Carlton.

To find out who DID make the list, be sure to watch VH1′s 100 Greatest Women in Music special (brought to you by Summer’s Eve) all next week on VH1! And be sure to make your voice heard by tweeting your support for your favorite female musician by voting in our new poll, Who Is The Greatest Female Artist of ALL TIME?

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Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” Milestone Triggers Sexy Waterfall of Girl-Power

Fifteen years ago, Spice Girls released their first single in the UK and set the pop world ablaze with a sassy little tune called “Wannabe” that introduced the duel concepts of Girl Power and zig-a-zig-ahhhhh. Eventually hitting #1 in thirty countries across the world, Spices Scary, Ginger, Posh, Sporty and Baby parlayed the “Wannabe” phenomenon into fame and fortune, selling twenty-three million copies of their debut album Spice and seizing the throne for the best-selling girl group in history.

Because we’re sentimental when it comes to all things pop culture, other fave ?lady jams started flooding our memory bank and got us thinking that, well, sometimes they can get a bit raunchy. However, to us, that’s the beauty of girl groups: They balance with one foot on the empowerment soapbox, and the other foot on the soapbox that reads “gimme some.” Maybe we have it all wrong, but?this list of ten anthems that say “come hither” all while commanding some R-E-S-P-E-C-T will bring you back in time and get you set for a (hopefully) spicy week.

10. Dream, ?He Loves U Not?
Puffy’s Bad Boy girl group?pre-Danity Kane was sort of flop-ish, but their single wasn’t! And while the lyric “he’s into what he’s got” might be somewhat tame, it serves it’s purpose to give off a “there’s more where that came from” warning to ladies trying to steal their men.

9. Destiny?s Child, ?Lose My Breath?
“Put it on me deep in the right direction,” demands Kelly Rowland in this uptempo Destiny’s Child track. Serving as both an aphrodisiac and a challenge, the entire song begs the question of the ladies’ male suitors: “Can you keep up?”

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Diddy’s Makin’ the Baby Band

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Diddy got down with a slew of his prodigies at Saturday night’s Making the Band season finale. New bad boys Day 26 were present, obvs, as was Danity Kane, his golden girl group. But the ladies who stole the show are barely able to walk on their own, much less sing. The hip hop mogul flashed his twin daughters D’Lila Star and Jessie James at the taping, and if he hasn’t yet prepped his babies for a career in showbiz, he should. Singing twins would send Jess and Ash and Beyonce and Solange running for the Hollywood Hills.

More pics of the night are below for your viewing pleasure. And if your ears need a little love, you listen to Danity Kane‘s recent hit album on Rhapsody, and can preview the entire Day 26 album – set to drop tomorrow – right here.