Top 5 Fictional Bands of All Time

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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.
Top 5 Fictional Bands of All Time

4Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Not as funny as some of our other entries… at least not on the surface. Yes, we’re all aware of the Paul McCartney-driven concept of shedding the Beatles celebrity by pretending to be a band that didn’t exist. What you might not be aware of is the terrible 1978 movie that mangled the careers of everyone involved. Starring Peter Frampton as Billy Sheers, he forms some band with the Brothers Gibb of Bee Gees fame. If you can sit through the entire movie without vomiting your liver out, you’ll get to see Frampton “duel” with antagonist Steven Tyler and the rest of Aerosmith. Regardless of who won, no one returned from that battle field unscathed.

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