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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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337 89
'Joliet' Jake Blues is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
The Blues Brothers

2
265 81
Nigel Tufnel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
This Is Spinal Tap

3
232 82
David St. Hubbins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
This Is Spinal Tap

4
215 63
Derek Smalls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
richerb added This Is Spinal Tap

5
276 80
Elwood Blues is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
bojanthebest added The Blues Brothers

6
217 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
190 85
Otis Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Animal House

8
219 122
Dewey Finn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
School of Rock

9
138 103
Eddie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Eddie and the Cruisers

10
212 62
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
156 108
Dewey Cox is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

12
166 80
Marvin Berry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Back to the Future

13
198 87
Ted
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

14
148 90
Russell Hammond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Almost Famous

15
198 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
187 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
153 68
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
124 104
Chris 'Izzy' Cole is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Rock Star

20
94 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
157 125
Aldous Snow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek

23
68 85
Vince Everett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Jailhouse Rock

24
173 80
Robbie Hart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
The Wedding Singer, The Wedding Singer

25
109 71
Nathan Explosion is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Metalocalypse

26
86 111
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
52 74
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bojanthebest added Nick Rivers Top Secret

29
60 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
118 81
Scott Pilgrim is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

32
60 55
Josie McCoy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Riot18 added Josie and the Pussycats

33
52 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
93 73
Jesse Katsopolis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
ChristopherHomerin added Full House, Hangin' with Michelle, TGIF

36
47 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
70 98
Stacee Jaxx is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Rock of Ages, Rock of Ages

39
40 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
22 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
32 84
Sherrie Christian is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Rock of Ages, Rock of Ages

45
15 43
Lazarus is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Riot18 added Black Snake Moan

46
8 6
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
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