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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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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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