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    16 Actors Who Moonlight As Rockstars

    They're actually pretty good.

    1. Molotov Jukebox

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    2. MOTHXR

    Famous Person: Penn Badgley, aka Dan from Gossip Girl.

    Pretty sure Gossip Girl has had the highest number of actors starting music careers out of all the TV shows. Penn Badgley's band is one of the best of the lot though, thanks to music that is actually, erm, good, and marketing that doesn't rely too heavily on the "omg, look, it's the guy from Gossip Girl!" angle. Thankfully, these guys' sound and style is strong enough to stand up all on its own.

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    3. Dead Man's Bones

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    Famous Person: Ryan Gosling, as in, Hey Girl, it's Ryan Gosling.

    Back in 2009, Ryan Gosling decided to form a two-man band, the concept of which is (as far as i'm aware) *spooky stuff*. It also utilises a full children's choir. Amazingly enough though, the music is actually pretty good. I'd recommend forgetting all the supernatural concept stuff and just listening to the songs. In this case, the music speaks for itself.

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    4. Lolawolf

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    5. Coconut Records

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    6. Juliette and the Licks

    Famous Person: Juliette Lewis of Martin Scorsese hit Cape Fear.

    Juliette's rock band were first active from 2003 to 2009, and recorded a few decent tunes in that time. They reformed last year and have a new album coming out soon – until then, I recommend listening to "Got Love to Kill" on repeat.

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    7. She & Him

    Famous Person: Zooey Deschanel of New Girl fame.

    Zooey has a totally unexpected voice. It's deep and soulful, and the opposite to her ultra feminine image. The rest of her music is so Zooey it hurts though. So much whimsy. So much vintage feel.

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    8. The Shortcoats

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    9. Thirty Seconds to Mars

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    10. The Pretty Reckless

    Famous Person: Taylor Momsen of Gossip Girl.

    Another musical wunderkind from Gossip Girl. I'm in love with Taylor's style, and I'm in love with her sound. The anthem-esque "Heaven Knows" is an absolute tune.

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    11. Fozzy

    Famous Person: WWE star Chris Jericho.

    One for the heavy metal lovers. I'm not a huge heavy metal fan *personally*, but I'm told Fozzy is very good heavy metal. Please let me know if this is true in the comments.

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    12. Hollywood Vampires

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    14. The Rentals

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    15. The Shoe

    Famous Person: Jena Malone of The Hunger Games.

    Mellow indie pop. I defy you to listen to "Dead Rabbit Hopes" and not feel immediately calmer afterwards.

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    16. Mister Heavenly

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    Did we miss one? Let us know in the comments!

    CORRECTION

    Chris Jericho is a WWE star. An earlier version of this post stated that he was a WWF star. We live in hope that he does someday become a WWF star though. The pandas need all the help they can get.