Actors who (think they) are rock stars?

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  1. Johnny Action

    Johnny Action Forum President Thread Starter

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    Keanu Reeves: Dogstar
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    Johnny Depp: Hollywood Vampires
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    That should get the rabble roused.
     
  2. rkt88

    rkt88 The unknown soldier

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    jussie smollet(?)
     
  3. rkt88

    rkt88 The unknown soldier

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    ugh, i was at the viper room the night that kid actor died. phoenix? depp was onstage pretending to play guitar while gibby/libby? gabby?! from butthole surfers was trying to enter him from the rear while onstage. i kid you not. *****n awful he is/was.. will always be.

    was a HORRIBLE night. i had a client from geffen records and he was wearing a dress. it didnt matter it was halloween eve. or the night before. whatever. ugh.
     
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  4. willy

    willy hooga hagga hooga

    John Stamos?
     
  5. Shambolicus

    Shambolicus Forum Resident

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    Ohhhhhh...oops! :doh:Sorry, I read that thread headline wrong. ;)
     
  6. cdash99

    cdash99 Forum Resident

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    Kevin Bacon
    Rick Springfield
     
  7. George Blair

    George Blair Forum Resident

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    Juliet Lewis.
     
  8. Nostaljack

    Nostaljack Resident R&B enthusiast

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    Rick doesn't apply. He was a singer/songwriter before becoming an actor. He became an actor because of record label difficulty and he needed something to do.

    Jack Wagner - also from General Hospital - does though. I've always liked his feathery vibrato and overall tone.

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  9. Rosskolnikov

    Rosskolnikov Designated Cloud Yeller

    Springfield was a musician first and is arguably a much better musician and writer than he is an actor.
     
  10. ausgraeme

    ausgraeme Well-Known Member

    Would have thought Russell Crowe would have been first one named
     
  11. Cachiva

    Cachiva Forum Resident

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  12. SJB

    SJB Beloved Parasitic Nuisance

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  13. rkt88

    rkt88 The unknown soldier

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    the only thing i will credit him with .. is his '64 split window original color blue 'vette'. all else is, who cares!?

    as to "arguably" a better musician than actor? arguably is the key word.
     
  14. Nostaljack

    Nostaljack Resident R&B enthusiast

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    He was a singer/songwriter before he was an actor. He doesn't belong here. In fact, he was a rock star in his native Australia prior. His success speaks for itself. You don't have to like him. Those who think they are rock stars imagine themselves successful when they really aren't. Rick was and still is.

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  15. Nostaljack

    Nostaljack Resident R&B enthusiast

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    This is the poster boy for this thread. He imagined himself to be a good singer and he wasn't. He had a very slight voice that was propped up on each album he did. There are a couple of decent tunes among the muck though so he's not a total disaster. He could have worked on his voice and gotten a more muscular tone out of it but he seemingly didn't feel the need to bother. He had so little diaphragmatic support that his voice is barely there at all.

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  16. Nostaljack

    Nostaljack Resident R&B enthusiast

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    Here are two more interesting cases. Bruce plain just didn't have it. Like...I don't think he ever could have found it either. Still, he did it for fun and the album does sound like fun. Don Johnson wasn't bad at all. He had good tone and good phrasing. He just didn't have the songs to keep the whole thing going.

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  17. Cachiva

    Cachiva Forum Resident

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    So true.

    The column on the far right is the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
    I count 16 Top 40 hits, plus, 1972's "Speak to the Sky" hit #14.

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  18. Cachiva

    Cachiva Forum Resident

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    I am of the opposite opinion on this one. As a comedian, releasing comedy
    albums, he was a rock star! Plus, you can't argue with success:"Party All
    The Time" went to #2, was a platinum single, and the album went gold.

    Maybe he belongs in the comedians who think they are actors thread!
     
  19. Rosskolnikov

    Rosskolnikov Designated Cloud Yeller

    Watch the movie "Sound City" (a documentary about a classic recording studio in Burbank) and then get back to me on that.
     
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  20. rkt88

    rkt88 The unknown soldier

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    fantastic, i was big in benelux.

    if rick thinks he's a "rock star"? he's been reading your fawning reportage. "was and still" notwithstanding?

    in the immortal words of senator lloyd benson to dan quayle. "i knew rock stars, you senator.. are no rock star".

    ( i can't believe i'm typing about this ) no accounting for lost time. :)
     
  21. Nostaljack

    Nostaljack Resident R&B enthusiast

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    I see your point. Stlll, he had one hit. He tried for others and they didn't happen. The song worked because of Rick James, not Eddie's slight voice. He had one other kinda-hit with "Put Your Mouth on Me" and that was it, really.

    Others likely would qualify more fully but Eddie's right up there.

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  22. Nostaljack

    Nostaljack Resident R&B enthusiast

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    You don't like him. Got it. Thanks. He doesn't belong here. The charts prove it.

    Ed
     
  23. rkt88

    rkt88 The unknown soldier

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    i've been to that studio a few times. but it was before rick was a "rock star" lol. you people.

    all good. oy.
     
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  24. rkt88

    rkt88 The unknown soldier

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    i like his split window corvette. ask him about it.
     
  25. wavertonwood

    wavertonwood Well-Known Member

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