Cracked Archive - Music

5 Insane Lost Verses That Change the Meaning of Famous Songs

There are often dark secrets hiding in the lines your favorite musicians cut from famous songs.


5 Signs That Prove Jay-Z Is Turning into Kanye West

To put it bluntly, Jay-Z has become the 'Kanye West


The 5 Worst Kinds of Album Every Music Fan Has Bought

Sometimes you open that box and the disc inside just isn't what you ordered, and you didn't think they could find a way to ruin such a nominally straightforward experience.


4 Reasons Blink-182's Singer Was Clearly Abducted by Aliens

The sudden and dramatic personality shift of Blink-182's Tom DeLonge is one of the greatest mysteries in modern music, second only to the truth about Kurt Cobain's suicide and the identity of the blind goblin responsible for dressing Miley Cyrus.


4 Things That Weren't Always This Terrible

The terrible sucky things of the past were better than today's terrible sucky things.


23 Insane True Stories Behind Famous Musician Stage Names

Sometimes you're born with an awesome name like Dave Grohl, and other times you're given the unawesome name of Marvin Lee causing you to make it awesome by renaming yourself ... Meat Loaf.


4 'Classic' Albums That Get More Praise Than They Deserve

No matter how expansive and varied a musician or band's catalog of albums may be, for those at the highest levels of popularity, there's always that one album that everyone talks about more than others.


5 Famous Songs That Prove Musicians Don't Understand Science

We don't expect our musicians to moonlight as physicists -- hell, we're lucky if they finish high school. So sometimes they get their science wrong.


6 Inexplicably Hostile Interviews With Famous Musicians

There are those musicians who, for whatever reason -- an off-putting comment, a generally grumpy demeanor, the fact that they're opening that night for Sinbad -- are a little less agreeable.


The 5 Most Mind-Blowing Predictions Ever Made in Pop Songs

It turns out music is an explosion of guitars, drums, and telling people about stuff before it happens.


6 Famous Songs Written by the Last Person You'd Expect

It's never widely publicized who did the actual writing, and sometimes it's for good reason.


4 Crazy Reasons Classic Albums Almost Never Got Made

To go along with all of the other difficulties that come with putting together something great, these bands and musicians had to fight through an extra step of insanity before some of their best work could see the light of day.


5 Mind-Blowing True Stories Behind Famous Songs

The secret ingredient was pure insanity.


The 4 Ballsiest Career Moves by Famous Musicians

These were important artists with huge followings who had no need to change course or rock the boat.


4 Great Lead Singers With Inexplicably Terrible Solo Careers

More often than not, when the creative force behind a band branches out on their own, the end result just leaves you longing for the days when they had a few extra people around to share the work.