Banned Music Videos

10 Music Videos That Have Been Banned

It’s no secret that rock stars push the envelope when it comes to music videos. But for some broadcasters, that envelope has been pushed too far.

From Motorhead to Madonna, videos of a violent, sexual, or even anti-corporation nature have gotten the boot by networks like BBC and MTV.

Here are the 10 most controversial music videos that have been banned in the past (and thanks to the Internet, we can relive again!)


“Dead End Street” by the Kinks

This video was the first one banned by the BBC. Back in 1966, the Kinks’ music video showed the band as pallbearers, where a corpse comes back to life and jumps out of a coffin. The network deemed it “tasteless.” If only they knew what was to come…


“Girls on Film” by Duran Duran

Duran Duran’s 1981 video contained a mud-wrestling scene that had to be edited out in order to get played on MTV. An edited version had to be aired instead, but thanks to the magic of the Internet, the original vision lives on.

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Iron Maiden To Get Their Own Pinball Machine

Iron Maiden fans are going to flip at the latest addition to the band’s merch line.

The metal band will be featured in a new pinball machine produced by Stern Pinball Inc.

Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast features many of the band’s well-known symbols, including pyramids, ghosts, and the Union Jack.

“Players will immerse themselves in an interactive Iron Maiden universe transforming into various forms of Eddie, the band’s legendary mascot,” says a statement from Stern. “Players, as Eddie, will embark on a quest to defeat the Beast and his minions across the Legacy of the Beast mobile game and comic book world.”

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Metallica Rock WorldWired

Metallica Announces WorldWired North American Tour Dates

Metallica‘s WorldWired tour is showing no signs of slowing down.

The band announced another set of North American tour dates, kicking off September 2 in Madison, WI.

Comedian Jim Breuer will open the tour.

The only Canadian date on the recent batch of concerts is a stop in Saskatoon, SK on September 15.

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Van Halen Jumps For Joy With First #1!

Van Halen soared to new heights when the band’s infectious 1984 single, “Jump”, reached the pinnacle in the United States!

34 years ago this week, the instantly-recognizable song became Van Halen’s first (and only song) to reach the pinnacle on the Billboard Hot 100, replacing “Karma Chameleon” by Culture Club.

Van Halen perform “Jump” on the Ellen DeGeneres show, 2015

You might not know the iconic synth melody was inspired by Hall & Oates:

“[Eddie] Van Halen told me that he copied the synth part from ‘Kiss on My List’ and used it in ‘Jump.’ I don’t have a problem with that at all,” said Daryl Hall.

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30 Songs That Turn 30 In 2018

It’s crazy to think how fast time flies, and now, we’re sitting in 2018.

It’s a wake-up call realizing that this batch of 30 songs first hit our eardrums 30 years ago. It feels like yesterday that these songs came out!

(Note: These are songs released in 1988–note that some of the biggest hits of the year, from the likes of George Michael, Def Leppard and Michael Jackson, came from 1987 albums.)


Robert Palmer “Simply Irresistible”

Van Halen – “When It’s Love”

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