Rock The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars  

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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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254 79
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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226 80
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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209 61
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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270 78
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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187 83
Otis Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Otis Day Animal House

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134 101
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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209 119
Dewey Finn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Dewey Finn School of Rock

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207 60
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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191 89
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

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

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178 81
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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143 64
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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92 74
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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99 89
Jeff Bebe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Jeff Bebe Almost Famous

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149 121
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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66 84
Vince Everett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Vince Everett Jailhouse Rock

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

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

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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

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58 68
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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121 85
Wade Walker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker Cry-Baby, Cry-Baby

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

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

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

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

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

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88 72
Jesse Katsopolis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
ChristopherHomerin added Jesse Katsopolis Full House, Hangin' with Michelle, TGIF

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48 87
Charlie Pace is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars

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68 98
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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39 58
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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38 66
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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21 52
Ranker Video
looksharp added Otis "Bad" Blake" Crazy Heart

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

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

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

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

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23 73
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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52 76
Brian Slade is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Fictional Rock Stars
Brian Slade Velvet Goldmine

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7 4
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