10 Hard Rock Music Videos That Got Banned

9. A Tout Le Monde - Megadeth

It's not a massive surprise that a band called "Megadeth" have gotten in trouble with the censors in the past.

Dave Mustaine's Metallica-hangover cure are one of the biggest metal bands of all time, still going strong to this very day. In 1995, they put out an album called Youthanasia. Again, this should have been a clue that some contentious content was on its way.

The album's second single was called A Tout le Monde, which means "to everybody". Whilst most of the song is sung in English, the chorus is sung in French and goes like this:

"à tout le monde, à tous mes amis, je vous aime, je dois partir"

This translates into English as:

"to everyone, to all my friends, I love you, I must go"

Some people read these words as a nod to suicide. The video, which features various people leaping into their own graves, was also given this label, leading to MTV slapping a big old ban on it.

Mustaine himself has defended the song, saying that it had nothing to do with taking one's own life. The video seems super tame by today's standards, but the '90s were a different time.


Jacob Simmons has a great many passions, including rock music, giving acclaimed films three-and-a-half stars, watching random clips from The Simpsons on YouTube at 3am, and writing about himself in the third person.