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Wyld Stallyns

Bill S. Preston EsquireTed “Theodore” LoganIf we are to believe what we saw in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (and why wouldn’t we?) it was the music of Wyld Stallyns that brought peace to all of Earth and excellence.Musically speaking it might be hard to digest that as in the last scene of the first film we saw them actually play and the results were not very good.  Rufus (George Carlin) assured us that they would get better, and in the sequel (Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey) they did get better thanks to time travel and intense lessons, which allowed…
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The Wonders

One of the strongest entries on the ballot has to come from the Tom Hanks 1996 film, That Thing You Do. The movie is the story of an early 1960’s one hit wonder, (called the Wonders appropriately) and their rise and fall. It was a very good film that was fun and gave us a catchy song that sounds perfect for the era it represented. We would be surprised if this did not enter the Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a quick fashion. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: That Thing You Do (1996) Actors: Tom Everett Scott…
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Tenacious D

Here is another one that we are befuddled if they really qualify. Jack Black and Kyle Gass basically are fictionalized versions of themselves and have essentially created “Mock Rock” where their over the top guitar solos and theatrical singing is a parody and tribute to Rock and Roll. What started as a comedic rock goof led to a television show, a movie, three albums and tours, though when they perform as JB and KG, how fictitious is this really?   Although when we watched their 2006 film, “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny”, we can argue that it is pretty…
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Spinal Tap

This is Spinal Tap (1984)Although it is not a prerequisite, to be a great fictional rock band you need an elaborate past, which is what we learn from what is considered to be (and lets face it is) the greatest mockumentaries of all time. Documented by longtime Spinal Tap fan by longtime fan and fake director, Mary DiBergi (Rob Reiner), we follow the band after they released their latest album and corresponding American Tour. We get flashbacks of the band’s history when David St. Hubbins (formerly of the Creatures) and Nigel Tufnel (formerly of the Lovely Lads) joined to create…
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The Monkees

The Monkees (1966-68)We debated a long time whether this should be on the ballot or not, in fact it may have given us a migraine or two.  At the end of the day we decided to let all of you decide their fate, and you told us loud and clear by placing them in the Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the first ballot.The origin of the group came from television executives looking to follow a fictional band in the vein of the Beatles’ Hard Days Night film.  With Davy Jones already under contract after a successful run…
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Gorillaz

We aren’t sure which one blurs the line between reality and fictional music more on the ballot for our readers here, but for our money, we are the most befuddled by the virtual band, Gorillaz. Gorillaz has an extensive catalogue of music, and have won awards, but though they have had songs that appeared on Billboard, and technically gone on tour, they exist only in the virtual world. Through the musicianship of Damon Albarn (Blur) and comic book artist, Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz was formed which musically combined multiple genres and visually gave us a band that was what they felt…
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Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem

Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem first made their debut on television in 1975 on a show you probably don’t remember; The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence but it was their role as the house band on The following Muppet Show, which is where they really took a foothold in the fictional band world.Over the five seasons that the Muppets were on the air, Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem weren’t just the house band but would appear in multiple numbers and backstage sketches.  The group would also be in all of the Muppet Movies and the recent reboot.  Perhaps…
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The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers (1980)In the early seasons of Saturday Night Live, Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi were comedic gods.  In a sketch in 1976, in their famed bee costumes played “I’m A King Bee” with the house band, which at the time seemed like a one-off, but it was a hit with a lot of people on and off the show.  Aykroyd, who had a background in blues music from his days in a band in his native Ottawa, Ontario, Canada introduced his friend and castmate to the musical genre.  It was a prefect fit for Belushi’s singing, which while…
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Alvin and the Chipmunks

Here is one of the most interesting nominees on the ballot. Alvin and the Chipmunks was the brainchild of Ross Bagdasarian Sr., who created the voices of the furry creatures by speeding up the playback of his own voice. It seems simple now, but the effort resulted in Grammy Awards for Engineering and two number one songs. Bagdasarian Sr., adopted the Caucasian sounding name of David Seville, who was the de facto caretaker of the Chipmunks, given the names of Alvin, Simon and Theodore. The first hit, the Witch Doctor, technically did not include the Chipmunks, as the main voice…
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