by (@JordanRuntagh)

25 Classic Songs You Won’t Believe Were Banned (For Hilariously Ridiculous Reasons)

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Rock ‘n’ roll has a long and storied history as “the Devil’s music”, rotting away teenage morals and shocking decent upright citizens who have no sense of rhythm. With a rep like that, it’s inevitable that some songs are going to ruffle feathers every now and then. But we’re still pretty amazed that the censors found fault with these seemingly inoffensive classics!

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

What’s Your Number: 10 Rock Stars With Record-Breaking Sex Exploits

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For decades, young boys have been lured to a life of rock ‘n’ roll in hopes of making money and meeting girls. Although many fail, a lucky few become rich and famous beyond their wildest dreams. But handful of those take it even further. Their rock star status, natural charisma, and insatiable libido vault them to the level of modern sex legends, with more partners than it’s even possible to fathom!

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Golden Guitars: The 15 Most Insanely Expensive Six-Strings Ever Sold

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Listen up, rock fans: The DVD of Eric Clapton‘s 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival is going to drop on November 19th (that’s soon)! Held only every three years, Crossroads is like a rock ‘n’ roll Olympics, chock full of the world’s greatest six-string virtuosos and axe shredders. In celebration of this impending release, VH1 Classic will be broadcasting a marathon of the 2004, 2007 and 2010 Crossroads concerts this Sunday, November 17th at 3pm.

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by (@BHSmithNYC)

The Rolling Stones’ Top 10 Live Concert Films of All Time

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“The Greatest Rock N’ Roll Band” in the world, A.K.A. The Rolling Stones, are poised to release a brand new live DVD entitled Sweet Summer Sun: Hyde Park Live next week. The DVD was filmed over 2 days during the band’s 50 and Counting tour at London’s Hyde Park where they had also famously debuted new guitarist Mick Taylor in 1969 after the death of founding member Brian Jones. Live concert films loom large in The Stones legacy. Starting with the highly-lauded tour documentary Gimme Shelter in 1970, the band has issued a series of often-stunning, always rocking live films over the years that show why they are one of the top rock bands and concert draws of all time. In celebration of the new DVD’s release we’re counting down the band’s Top 10 concert films so if you like live, sweaty, warts and all rock n’roll in its purest form, do yourself a favor and add them to your rental queue and check them out when you have a chance.
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by (@JordanRuntagh)

20 Classic Albums That Were Originally Panned By Critics

20 classic albums that were originally panned

Music fans often put their faith in professional critics to decide which records are worth precious time on their private stereo or iPod. These influential word-slingers serve as tastemakers for an extremely wide audience, but sometimes their judgement can be a little questionable. Need proof? Just look at these 20 classic MONSTER records that critics originally ripped apart the first time around!

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Rockin’ The Cradle: The 15 Most Scandalous Relationships In Music History

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Underage, incestuous, drug-fueled….All love is good love, but some couples really push it! Rock ‘n’ roll is filled with folks who don’t play the rules, and this can also extend to their romantic life, leading to affairs that shock the world.

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The Replacements: 15 Bad Boy Rock Stars Who Were Fired From Their Famous Bands

15 Rock Stars Fired From Their Bands

When you’re in a rock band, you’re expected to be somewhat of a rebellious badass. That sort of goes with the territory, right? Rock isn’t generally known for having too many rules… So when you hear stories about folks getting kicked of their group, the first thing we think is: Wow, they must have REALLY f’d up pretty bad!

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Live Fast, Die Old: 20 Rock Bad Boys Who Have Stayed Alive

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We’ve probably all heard of the motto that proclaims, “Live fast, die young and leave a good looking corpse.” Some of our favorite rock stars of all time only seem to have gotten to the “live fast” part.

For whatever reason–good luck, great genes, or maybe lots of Tai Chi–the 20 bad boys on our list did every drug imaginable, slept with every person they could find, drank every drink in sight and are still somehow with us as old men.

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