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20 Celebrities Who Play In A Band

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This list contains information about celebrities who play in bands, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several actors are also talented musicians, and many of them play instruments in bands. Some of these famous folks are in successful rock bands, while others are in bands that fly under the radar. One famous actor was even in a band with a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Who is the most famous celebrity who plays in a band? Johnny Depp tops this list. Johnny Depp was a member of the group P, which also included Butthole Surfers singer Gibby Haynes, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, and Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones. Depp has also performed with Keith Richards, Joe Perry, and Marilyn Manson.

Several famous women also play in bands. Former child actress Jenny Lewis sang and played multiple instruments in the group Rilo Kiley. She has also released several solo albums and an album with the duo Jenny & Johnny. "Game of Thrones" actress Natalia Tena sings and plays accordion in the band Molotov Jukebox.

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  • Ryan Gosling provides vocals, piano, guitar, bass guitar, and cello in the band Dead Man's Bones.
    • Born: 1980-11-12
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: London, Canada
    • Gender: Male

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    Russell Crowe sings and plays guitar in the band Russell Crowe & The Ordinary Fear of God. He was also a member of the Australian rock band 30 Odd Foot of Grunts.
    • Born: 1964-04-07
    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
    • Gender: Male

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  • Steven Seagal has released two albums as a singer and guitarist. He is supported by his band Thunderbox.
    • Born: 1952-04-10
    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
    • Gender: Male

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    Jack Black sings and plays guitar in the band Tenacious D.

    • Born: 1969-08-28
    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America
    • Gender: Male

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