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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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330 88
'Joliet' Jake Blues is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
The Blues Brothers

2
256 79
Nigel Tufnel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
This Is Spinal Tap

3
227 80
David St. Hubbins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
This Is Spinal Tap

4
209 62
Derek Smalls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
richerb added This Is Spinal Tap - Spinal Tap's bassist played by Harry Shearer (who was really playing, like the rest of Tap)

5
270 78
Elwood Blues is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
bojanthebest added The Blues Brothers

6
210 50
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
187 83
Otis Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Animal House

8
134 101
Eddie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Eddie and the Cruisers

9
210 119
Dewey Finn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
School of Rock

10
208 60
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
148 106
Dewey Cox is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

12
157 78
Marvin Berry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Back to the Future

13
193 85
Ted
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

14
193 89
Bill S. Preston, Esq. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

15
138 89
Russell Hammond is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Almost Famous

16
179 81
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
144 64
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
92 74
Leather Tuscadero is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
ChristopherHomerin added Happy Days

19
88 49
Cassandra Wong is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Riot18 added Wayne's World, Wayne's World 2

20
116 103
Chris 'Izzy' Cole is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Rock Star

21
99 89
Jeff Bebe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Almost Famous

22
149 121
Aldous Snow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek

23
66 84
Vince Everett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Jailhouse Rock

24
167 78
Robbie Hart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
The Wedding Singer, The Wedding Singer

25
103 69
Nathan Explosion is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Metalocalypse

26
82 109
Keith Partridge is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Keith Partridge The Partridge Family

27
74 79
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 73
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bojanthebest added Nick Rivers Top Secret

29
58 68
Jimmy Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
That Thing You Do!

30
121 85
Wade Walker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Cry-Baby, Cry-Baby

31
58 54
Josie McCoy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Riot18 added Josie and the Pussycats

32
50 45
Figrin D'an and the Modal Node... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Riot18 added Star Wars

33
59 85
Rex Manning is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Empire Records

34
110 80
Scott Pilgrim is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

35
90 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
44 78
Cliff Poncier is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Singles

37
49 87
Charlie Pace is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars

38
68 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
20 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
15 43
Lazarus is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Riot18 added Black Snake Moan

44
24 60
Sammi Curr is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
FredEade added Sammi Curr Trick or Treat

45
31 84
Sherrie Christian is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Rock of Ages, Rock of Ages

46
7 5
Keith Partridge is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Keith Partridge The Partridge Family

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
3 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