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16 Actors Who Moonlight As Rockstars

They're actually pretty good.

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1. Molotov Jukebox

Famous Person: Natalia Tena, aka Tonks from Harry Potter and Osha from Game of Thrones.This energetic British band is fronted by Natalia, who both sings and plays the accordion. These guys have got it all: rhythm, style, and a sense of humour. I'm also super into Natalia's sexy policewoman look in the video below.Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Website
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Famous Person: Natalia Tena, aka Tonks from Harry Potter and Osha from Game of Thrones.

This energetic British band is fronted by Natalia, who both sings and plays the accordion. These guys have got it all: rhythm, style, and a sense of humour. I'm also super into Natalia's sexy policewoman look in the video below.

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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

Famous Person: Zoe Kravitz, who has appeared in X-Men, Mad Max, and all my style dreams.Zoe is just so cool. I mean, just so, so cool. Her band, Lolawolf, is also ridiculously cool. The video for their track "AYO" is the stuff of all my '90s-inspired fever dreams.Twitter | Facebook | YouTube
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Famous Person: Zoe Kravitz, who has appeared in X-Men, Mad Max, and all my style dreams.

Zoe is just so cool. I mean, just so, so cool. Her band, Lolawolf, is also ridiculously cool. The video for their track "AYO" is the stuff of all my '90s-inspired fever dreams.

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5. Coconut Records

Famous Person: Jason Schwartzman, Wes Anderson dream boy extraordinaire.You've probably heard of Phantom Planet, Jason's first band – they did "California", the iconic theme song for The O.C. But have you heard of Coconut Records? Jason's solo project after leaving Phantom Planet, it's not technically a band, but the music's legit enough it definitely deserves a spot on this list. Twitter | Facebook | Website
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Famous Person: Jason Schwartzman, Wes Anderson dream boy extraordinaire.

You've probably heard of Phantom Planet, Jason's first band – they did "California", the iconic theme song for The O.C. But have you heard of Coconut Records? Jason's solo project after leaving Phantom Planet, it's not technically a band, but the music's legit enough it definitely deserves a spot on this list.

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6. Juliette and the Licks

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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

Famous person: Adam Brody of The O.C.Adam plays the drums for this thoroughly good alt rock band. They released their last album in 2011 and we're long-overdue some new material IMO.Facebook | iTunes
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Famous person: Adam Brody of The O.C.

Adam plays the drums for this thoroughly good alt rock band. They released their last album in 2011 and we're long-overdue some new material IMO.

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9. Thirty Seconds to Mars

Famous person: Jared Leto. You know who Jared Leto is.Thirty Seconds to Mars is a really well respected band in their own right, completely separate from Jared's image. Snaps to them.Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Website
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Famous person: Jared Leto. You know who Jared Leto is.

Thirty Seconds to Mars is a really well respected band in their own right, completely separate from Jared's image. Snaps to them.

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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

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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

Famous Person: Johnny Depp, of the Apology Video to Australia.WHAT IS IT WITH HOLLYWOOD PEOPLE AND THE SUPERNATURAL? What is the mysterious pull of horror and ghost stories on the Tinseltowners of Hollywood? I must know. Please tell me.Seriously though, Johnny Depp's new rock band with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry are worth a listen – they're surprisingly decent.Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Website
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Famous Person: Johnny Depp, of the Apology Video to Australia.

WHAT IS IT WITH HOLLYWOOD PEOPLE AND THE SUPERNATURAL? What is the mysterious pull of horror and ghost stories on the Tinseltowners of Hollywood? I must know. Please tell me.

Seriously though, Johnny Depp's new rock band with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry are worth a listen – they're surprisingly decent.

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13. Name TBD

Famous Person: Scarlett Johansson, she of the golden locks and man-eating alien performance.No, Scarlett's band isn't called Name TBD. Though that would actually be quite witty. Scarlett's band used to be called The Singles, but it turned out there was already a band with that name, so they have to come up with a new one. I think they should use Name TBD.Name dramas aside though, their debut single is actually really good. Hurry up and come up with a band name, Scarlett, I want more of this sweet synth-y pop please.
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Famous Person: Scarlett Johansson, she of the golden locks and man-eating alien performance.

No, Scarlett's band isn't called Name TBD. Though that would actually be quite witty. Scarlett's band used to be called The Singles, but it turned out there was already a band with that name, so they have to come up with a new one. I think they should use Name TBD.

Name dramas aside though, their debut single is actually really good. Hurry up and come up with a band name, Scarlett, I want more of this sweet synth-y pop please.

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14. The Rentals

Famous Person: Maya Rudolph of Saturday Night Live and Bridesmaids.Maya isn't part of The Rentals any more (she used to play keys and sing for them back in the '90s), but that doesn't mean you shouldn't listen to these guys – their recent stuff is a symphony of updated '90s sounds.Twitter | Facebook | Website
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Famous Person: Maya Rudolph of Saturday Night Live and Bridesmaids.

Maya isn't part of The Rentals any more (she used to play keys and sing for them back in the '90s), but that doesn't mean you shouldn't listen to these guys – their recent stuff is a symphony of updated '90s sounds.

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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

Famous Person: Michael Cera of Superbad, Juno, Arrested Development...etc.Michael did a stint as the bassist for indie rockers Mister Heavenly. I'm using his name as a flimsy excuse to put these guys in here – you *need* to hear "Bronx Sniper". It's so good.Twitter | Facebook | Website
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Famous Person: Michael Cera of Superbad, Juno, Arrested Development...etc.

Michael did a stint as the bassist for indie rockers Mister Heavenly. I'm using his name as a flimsy excuse to put these guys in here – you *need* to hear "Bronx Sniper". It's so good.

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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.