With all the glamour and posturing in rock music, it’s no surprise that so many people are trying to have a little fun at the expense of over-blown rock acts. Though fictional bands have been around for over a hundred years (What? You’ve never heard of Alexander’s Ragtime Band?), the increased popularity and worldwide permeation of rock ’n’ roll has helped fake musicians to vastly multiply. So, we decided to chronicle our favorite faux front men, artificial axe slingers, disingenuous drummers and bogus bass-men—our top 5 fictional bands of all time.