Smashing things has been a nihilistic trope of rock ‘n’ roll since the early days. We can thank an aggressive Pete Townshend for that, pioneering the guitar smash and creating the foundation for the rest of the music world to lay waste to whatever. The practice quickly spread into what many call a “ritual.” So by the time music videos came around as another ceremony of the music-making cycle, destruction became a great go-to. Making music videos is easy: just pick a thing, and destroy that thing. Here are Objects Musicians Love to Destroy (In GIFs).

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