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List Rules Only true rockers, please.

List of the greatest fictional rock stars in film, TV, and literature. As kids, who doesn't sing into an imaginary microphone and pretend to entertain thousands of screaming fans? The adoration, the money, the chicks... The life of a rock star sounds pretty great. Who are the best fictional rock singers and members of fictional rock bands? While there are many great fictional singers, this list only includes true rock stars. Some are are the main characters of their own stories, and others only appear for a memorable scene or two in some of the best movies, TV shows, and books. Vote up your favorite fake rocker, and please add any that we missed. 

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'Joliet' Jake Blues is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
'Joliet' Jake Blues The Blues Brothers

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Nigel Tufnel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Nigel Tufnel This Is Spinal Tap

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David St. Hubbins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
David St. Hubbins This Is Spinal Tap

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Derek Smalls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
richerb added Derek Smalls This Is Spinal Tap - Spinal Tap's bassist played by Harry Shearer (who was really playing, like the rest of Tap)

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Elwood Blues is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
bojanthebest added Elwood Blues The Blues Brothers

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Ziggy Stardust is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Riot18 added Ziggy Stardust Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

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Otis Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Otis Day Animal House

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Eddie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Eddie Wilson Eddie and the Cruisers

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Dewey Finn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Dewey Finn School of Rock

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Dr. Teeth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
looksharp added Dr. Teeth The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppets, The Muppet Movie - Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem, The Muppet Movie

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Dewey Cox is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Dewey Cox Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

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Marvin Berry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Marvin Berry Back to the Future

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Ted
Ted "Theodore" Logan Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

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Bill S. Preston, Esq. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Bill S. Preston, Esq. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

The Sexiest Women in Rock History, Ranked

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Russell Hammond is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Russell Hammond Almost Famous

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Wayne Campbell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
DeathCometh666 added Wayne Campbell Wayne's World, Wayne's World 2

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Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
chrisbwilk added Marty McFly Back to the Future Part III, Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II

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Leather Tuscadero is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
ChristopherHomerin added Leather Tuscadero Happy Days

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Cassandra Wong is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Riot18 added Cassandra Wong Wayne's World, Wayne's World 2

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Chris 'Izzy' Cole is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Chris 'Izzy' Cole Rock Star

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Jeff Bebe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Jeff Bebe Almost Famous

The Best Autobiographies Ever Written

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Aldous Snow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Aldous Snow Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek

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Vince Everett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Vince Everett Jailhouse Rock

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Nathan Explosion is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Nathan Explosion Metalocalypse

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Robbie Hart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Robbie Hart The Wedding Singer, The Wedding Singer

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Keith Partridge is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Keith Partridge The Partridge Family

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Hedwig is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Hedwig Robinson (Hansel Schmidt) Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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Ranker Video
bojanthebest added Nick Rivers Top Secret

Rock Stars Who Have Aged Surprisingly Well

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Jimmy Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Jimmy Mattingly That Thing You Do!

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Josie McCoy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Riot18 added Josie McCoy Josie and the Pussycats

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Wade Walker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker Cry-Baby, Cry-Baby

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Scott Pilgrim is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Scott Pilgrim Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

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Rex Manning is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Rex Manning Empire Records

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Figrin D'an and the Modal Node... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Riot18 added Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes Star Wars

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Jesse Katsopolis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
ChristopherHomerin added Jesse Katsopolis Full House, Hangin' with Michelle, TGIF

10 Positive Effects of Your Horrible Lifestyle

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Cliff Poncier is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Cliff Poncier Singles

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Charlie Pace is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars

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Stacee Jaxx is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Stacee Jaxx Rock of Ages, Rock of Ages

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Buckaroo Banzai is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
looksharp added Buckaroo Banzai The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

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Barry is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Barry Jive High Fidelity, High Fidelity

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Ellen Aim is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
pigonthewing added Ellen Aim Streets of Fire

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Ranker Video
looksharp added Otis "Bad" Blake" Crazy Heart

The Best Frontmen in Rock

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Lazarus is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Riot18 added Lazarus Black Snake Moan

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Sherrie Christian is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Sherrie Christian Rock of Ages, Rock of Ages

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Sammi Curr is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
FredEade added Sammi Curr Trick or Treat

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Keith Partridge is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Keith Partridge The Partridge Family

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Corinne Burns is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Corinne Burns Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains

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Brian Slade is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Brian Slade Velvet Goldmine

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Jem is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
go_sullivan added Jem Calendar Girls

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Envy Adams is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
go_sullivan added Envy Adams Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Scott Pilgrim