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Like fashion, music trends go in cycles. Artists get nostalgic for the stuff they listened to as kids and try to bring it back. That's why there are music fads from the 80s and 90s due to jump back on center stage at any moment. Ladies and gentlemen, there must be a way to stop them. Here are trends that must remain in the past... at all costs.
If the music industry really wants to save itself, it could start by doing away with all the bullshit. What bullshit, you ask? Here are six underhanded tricks that we could live without, and that our kids probably will. Worst Offenders: Kid Rock, Cher, Uncle Kracker, T-Pain
There are exactly one bajillion songs about sex out in the world, from country ballads to soul-stirring masterpieces like "Smell Yo Dick" by Riskay. But there are some more subtle songs hidden away in the folds of the Billboard Top 40. Popular songs that might seem to be about love or sex upon first listen, but for whatever reason decided to toss in a line or two that makes it seem like it's more about the love you have in an alley with the assistance of an ether soaked rag.
Your grandparents are full of crap. As they grumble about how rap music is destroying civilization, what they don't mention is that the blues they were listening to in the 30s and 40s could be every bit as violent, sexually explicit and sometimes just downright insane as the worst gansta rap has to offer. Compared to some of these vintage lyrics the members of N.W.A are levelheaded concerned citizens, and Eminem's a regular damned feminist.
If the legends are to be believed, a rock star's day is two hours of playing music and 22 hours of sex, drugs and worshipping Satan. Are the legends true, though? We assembled the most unsettling myths and, wearing elbow-length rubber gloves, took a closer look. Stevie Nicks Rides the White Horse The legend: Stevie Nicks, easily the most bangable member of Fleetwood Mac, was at one time so tolerant to the effects of cocaine use that in order to achieve a healthy, atomic-grade high she had to have it blown up her rectum.
Forty years ago, half a million people gathered for three days of peace, love and letting their private parts flap all over the hashish-covered mud at a place called Woodstock. This event exists as mythology for most of our readers, who only know it from a series of photographs and wistful documentaries. So let's take a moment to set a few things straight... Woodstock Was Conceived as a Hippie-Exploiting Cash Grab If there's one thing hippies hate, it's war.