Contact Us

Banned Music Videos

Trent Reznor / Maynard James Keenan / Dave Grohl
Frank Micelotta, Getty Images / Puscifer / Astrid Stawiarz, Getty Images
During the glory days of MTV, music videos could constantly be seen regardless of when you switched over to the channel … just ask Beavis and Butt-head. Regardless of the success that rock and metal’s most iconic bands were able to achieve, there were still lines that MTV were unwilling to cross with their featured artists, leading to music videos being banned due to visual content.

There were dozens of music videos deemed too edgy for airplay, whether it was due to violence, sexual imagery, religious depictions or disturbing visuals, these videos were X’d out by MTV and the like soon after release. Although controversial, these videos remain creative triumphs, and deserve to be seen. We’ve teamed up with Ultimate Classic Rock to come up with a list of memorable Banned Music Videos. Watch them for yourselves — uncensored:

Click to Watch the Banned Music Videos

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Loudwire

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Loudwire quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!