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With the year on its way out, we thought we’d go through the most popular stories as read by you lot on Tone Deaf over 2020.

2020, it wasn’t good knowing you. The toughest, roughest of years is – finally – coming to its conclusion and we for one can’t wait to see what 2021 has in store (it surely can’t get anyone worse).

Despite the travails of the past 12 months, there sure was a lot of news to wade through. With this in mind, below is a list of the most read articles on Tone Deaf in 2020. Why not reminisce about some of the not-so-horrifying things that occurred this past year?

Top Classic Rock Story

Nirvana producer Butch Vig revealed that he turned down working with Van Halen and left us all pondering what might have been.

Nirvana producer Butch Vig said no to working with ‘nightmare’ Van Halen

Top Metallica Story

Dave Grohl’s manager said that he needed him to be better than the heavy metal legends which was always going to be a big ask.

Dave Grohl recalls manager telling him “I just need you to be better than Metallica”

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Top Metal Story That Had Nothing To Do With Metallica

From one metal titan to another: you were interested when Black Sabbath started selling Black Lives Matter t-shirts for charity.

Black Sabbath are now selling Black Lives Matter shirts for charity inspired by Tom Morello

Top Corey Taylor Story

When a member of Slipknot blows a load of money on a pet store, you know you’re going to read about it.

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor blew a heap of money on a pet store and nearly killed everything

Top “A Gallagher Brother Says Something Cooked” Story

It was always going to be a toss-up between tossers as to which Gallagher brother prevailed but Noel won out in the end, grabbing attention for calling Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift “shit.”

Noel Gallagher calls popular acts like Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran ‘shit’

Top Hip Hop Story

Arguably a surprise most-read article in the genre but you enjoyed learning more about rising star Pop Smoke.

Watch: Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke is taking drill to new heights

Top Live Music Story

When The Flaming Lips performed an entire concert with everyone in a giant bubble, they really showed the way forward for the live music industry during the pandemic.

The Flaming Lips just performed an entire concert where everyone’s in a giant bubble

Top “Miley Cyrus Covers A Classic Rock Banger” Story

So many to choose from. Just so many. Despite stiff competition, you lot were most eager to hear Cyrus take on the Hall & Oates classic ‘Maneater’.

Check out Miley Cyrus cover Hall & Oates ‘Maneater’

Most Unexpectedly Popular Story That Needed Its Own Category

The Doobie Brothers sent legendary actor Bill Murray the greatest cease and desist letter of all time and it was one of the redeeming things to happen in 2020.

The Doobie Brothers sent Bill Murray the greatest cease and desist letter ever

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