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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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335 89
'Joliet' Jake Blues is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
The Blues Brothers

2
261 81
Nigel Tufnel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
This Is Spinal Tap

3
231 82
David St. Hubbins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
This Is Spinal Tap

4
214 63
Derek Smalls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
richerb added This Is Spinal Tap

5
273 80
Elwood Blues is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
bojanthebest added The Blues Brothers

6
215 51
Ziggy Stardust is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Riot18 added Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

7
189 85
Otis Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Animal House

8
138 102
Eddie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Eddie and the Cruisers

9
216 120
Dewey Finn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
School of Rock

10
211 61
Dr. Teeth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
looksharp added The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppets, The Muppet Movie - Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem, The Muppet Movie

11
153 107
Dewey Cox is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

12
162 80
Marvin Berry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Back to the Future

13
197 87
Ted
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

14
146 90
Russell Hammond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Almost Famous

15
197 91
Bill S. Preston, Esq. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

16
186 84
Wayne Campbell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
DeathCometh666 added Wayne's World, Wayne's World 2

17
151 67
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
chrisbwilk added Back to the Future Part III, Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II

18
94 75
Leather Tuscadero is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
ChristopherHomerin added Happy Days

19
121 104
Chris 'Izzy' Cole is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Rock Star

20
93 52
Cassandra Wong is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Riot18 added Wayne's World, Wayne's World 2

21
106 90
Jeff Bebe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Almost Famous

22
153 125
Aldous Snow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek

23
67 85
Vince Everett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Jailhouse Rock

24
109 71
Nathan Explosion is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Metalocalypse

25
171 80
Robbie Hart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
The Wedding Singer, The Wedding Singer

26
86 110
Keith Partridge is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Keith Partridge The Partridge Family

27
76 80
Hedwig is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

28
51 74
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bojanthebest added Nick Rivers Top Secret

29
59 68
Jimmy Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
That Thing You Do!

30
123 85
Wade Walker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Cry-Baby, Cry-Baby

31
117 81
Scott Pilgrim is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

32
59 55
Josie McCoy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Riot18 added Josie and the Pussycats

33
51 46
Figrin D'an and the Modal Node... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Riot18 added Star Wars

34
61 86
Rex Manning is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Empire Records

35
91 72
Jesse Katsopolis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
ChristopherHomerin added Full House, Hangin' with Michelle, TGIF

36
46 79
Cliff Poncier is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Singles

37
51 88
Charlie Pace is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars

38
69 98
Stacee Jaxx is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Rock of Ages, Rock of Ages

39
39 58
Buckaroo Banzai is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
looksharp added The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

40
38 66
Barry is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
High Fidelity, High Fidelity

41
21 41
Ellen Aim is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
pigonthewing added Streets of Fire

42
21 52
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looksharp added Otis "Bad" Blake" Crazy Heart

43
25 60
Sammi Curr is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
FredEade added Sammi Curr Trick or Treat

44
15 43
Lazarus is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Riot18 added Black Snake Moan

45
8 6
Keith Partridge is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Keith Partridge The Partridge Family

46
31 84
Sherrie Christian is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Rock of Ages, Rock of Ages

47
23 73
Corinne Burns is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains

48
52 76
Brian Slade is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Velvet Goldmine

49
7 4
Jem is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
go_sullivan added Calendar Girls

50
6 3
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