When looking at the biggest rock stories from 2018, it’s easy to focus on the more depressing topics: the departure of Lindsey Buckingham from Fleetwood Mac, the death of Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul and the plethora of artists who announced farewell tours were all worthy of shedding a tear. But this isn’t about those headline grabbing stories, this is about humor - a severely under appreciated element needed to get through times of turmoil.

Yes, 2018 had its fair share of somber stories, but for every report about a legendary guitar company going bankrupt, there was a Foo Fighters prank to lift our spirits. And when the continuing battle between rockers and President Donald Trump hit a boiling point, there was the laughable tale of five-time Grammy winner Michael McDonald watching himself while stoned to quell our rage.

Scientific studies have shown that laughter can help reduce a person's stress, release endorphins in the body and even improve your sex life. So as UCR takes you through 2018’s Funniest Rock Stories, don't think of it is a list. Think of it as a benefit to your health:

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Macauly Caulkin Lost Virginity Listening to the Beatles' 'White Album'
Scottish Metal Fans Mistaken for Suicide Pact Members
Michael McDonald was 'So Stoned' Watching 'SCTV' Sketch About Himself
Mick Jagger Makes Dad Jokes on His Son's Instagram
Dave Grohl Pranks Crowd with Fake Stage Fall
Mick Jagger Blamed for England World Cup Defeat
Roger Daltrey 'Bored S-Less' with 'Won't Get Fooled Again'
TV Heist to Devo's 'Whip It'
Dave Grohl Says He'll Never 'Make Out with Bono Again'