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Flea
Michael Peter Balzary was born on the sixteenth of October 1962, in Melbourne, Australia. When he was four, his parents divorced and Michael, his sister Karen and his mother Patricia headed for New York; they didn't stay long and soon ended up in L.A. (in 1972), where his step-father, a jazz musician named Walter Urban Jr....
 
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Anthony Kiedis
Soundtrack, The Fighter
Anthony Kiedis is a singer with the hugely successful alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, the other members being Flea, Josh Klinghoffer, and Chad Smith. Red Hot Chili Peppers have scored five top-five albums in the UK and America, and have sold over sixty million records worldwide since their formation in 1983...
 
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Foo Fighters
Soundtrack, Thor
 
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Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters front-man, will always be remembered as the drummer for Nirvana. But, drumming for a great band such as Nirvana is not Dave's only claim in the world of music. Dave's musical career began at age 15 as the guitarist and later as the drummer for a punk band called "Freak Baby"...
 
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Blink 182
Soundtrack, American Pie
 
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The Church
Soundtrack, Donnie Darko
 
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Drowning Pool
Soundtrack, xXx
 
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Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Soundtrack, The Proposal
Frankie Goes to Hollywood were a terrific British dance/funk/pop/rock quintet. The band first got together in 1980 in Liverpool, England. The members were: Holly Johnson (vocals), Paul Rutherford (vocals/keyboards), Peter Gill (drums), Mark O'Toole (bass) and Brian Nash (guitar). The group initially called themselves "Hollycaust"...
 
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Lifehouse
Soundtrack, The Wild
 
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Lily Allen
Soundtrack, Knocked Up
 
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De La Soul
Soundtrack, Men in Black
 
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Ludacris
Soundtrack, The Hangover
Ludacris was born Christopher Brian Bridges in Champaign, Illinois, where he was raised, the son of Roberta Shields and Wayne Brian Bridges. He is African-American, and has said that he also has Native American ancestry. At nine years old, he started rapping. He attended Emerson Middle School and, eventually...
 
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Nickelback
Music Department, The Punisher
 
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Chad Kroeger
Music Department, Spider-Man
Sometimes he is referred to as the "Scary Jesus man on TV." But no matter what he is in your eyes, Chad Kroeger is a man who has done very well in the rock world. Together with his band Nickelback, Chad has been very successful. In summer 2002, Chad turned out to be a great artist even without Nickelback...
 
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Sweet
Soundtrack, Hot Fuzz
Sweet, a '70s British rock band that was part of the "glam" movement, got its start in 1965 with the band Wainwright's Gentlemen. Among its members were Mick Tucker and Ian Gillan (later to join Deep Purple). Gillan left the band and was eventually replaced by vocalist Brian Connolly. In January of 1968 Connolly and Tucker left the band and formed their own...
 
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Jared Leto
Jared Leto made his film debut in How to Make an American Quilt (1995) and received critical praise for his performance in Prefontaine (1997). Leto played supporting roles in The Thin Red Line (1998), Fight Club (1999) and American Psycho (2000), as well as the lead role in Urban Legend (1998), and earned critical acclaim after portraying heroin addict Harry Goldfarb in Requiem for a Dream (2000)...
 
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Disturbed
Soundtrack, Transformers
 
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Paramore
Soundtrack, Twilight
 
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Freddie Mercury
Soundtrack, Metropolis
Freddie Mercury was born on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. His parents, Bomi and Jer Bulsara, sent him off to a private school in India, from 1955 til 1963. In 1964 Freddie and his family flew to England. Freddie was very delighted to come to England. In 1966 he started his education at the Ealing College of Art...
 
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Fear Factory
Soundtrack, Saw
 
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Peter Garrett
Soundtrack, Encino Man
To call Peter Garrett a 'rock star' or a 'showman' would be a great insult to him. For Garrett, music was never about a good time, soul tunes and a beat that makes your feet move, it was about life itself! For over 20 years Garrett used the medium of music to convey his political views and messages to across the world...
 
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Slash
Self, Brüno
Saul Hudson, mainly known as Slash, was born on July 23, 1965, and was raised in Stoke-on-Trent. Both his parents worked in the entertainment business, his mother being a clothing designer (she did some of David Bowie's costumes) and his father being an art director for a record company. When Slash was 11 he moved with his mother to Los Angeles...
 
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Panic! at the Disco
Consists of members Ryan Ross, Brendon Urie (singer, guitar, bass, keyboards), and Spencer Smith (drums). Bass player Brent Wilson left the band in May 2006 to pursue other things. Jon Walker soon replaced him as bassist. In 2009, members Ryan Ross (lyricists, guitar, backup vocals) and Jon Walker announced that they would be leaving Panic...
 
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Shakira
Grammy-winning Latina pop singer Shakira was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, on February 2, 1977. Her father is a Lebanese American immigrant and her mother a native of Colombia of Italian and Spanish descent. Shakira began her musical career at age 12 and quickly captured fans throughout Latin America. She won the 2001 Best Latin pop Grammy for her "MTV Unplugged" album.
 
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Outkast
Soundtrack, 8 Mile
 
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Chicago
Soundtrack, Deadpool
 
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Bryan Adams
Canadian Bryan Adams rose to popularity in 1983 with the release of his third album, "Cuts Like a Knife". The album made him popular throughout the United States. However, it was his fourth album "Reckless", which is referred to as one of the best albums of the 1980s that made him an international superstar and gave him his first Grammy nomination...
 
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Meat Loaf
Actor, Fight Club
Meat Loaf was born in Texas, and moved to Los Angeles in 1967 to play in local bands and appear in musicals such as "Hair" and "As You Like It". He made his film debut with a memorable role in cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. In 1977, he and lyricist Jim Steinman released an operatic rock album called "Bat Out Of Hell"...
 
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Evanescence
Soundtrack, Daredevil
 
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The Notorious B.I.G.
Soundtrack, Superbad
Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. Biggie Smalls, was born in Brooklyn, New York, May 21, 1972. He was the son of Jamaican parents, Voletta Wallace, a pre-school teacher, and George Latore, a welder and small-time politician. He was raised in the poor Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant as the son of a preschool teacher...
 
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Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg was born in Long Beach, California, to Beverly (Tate) and Vernell Varnado, who was a mail carrier and singer. His parents were both originally from Mississippi. He got his name from his mother, who jokingly remarked that he looked like the Peanuts character Snoopy. Snoop is known primarily for his achievements in the music industry...
 
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The B-52's
Soundtrack, Knocked Up
 
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Eurythmics
Soundtrack, TRON: Legacy
 
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Styx
Soundtrack, Big Daddy
 
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Leonard Cohen
Soundtrack, Watchmen
 
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Blur
Soundtrack, Trainspotting
 
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Gorillaz
Soundtrack, Blade II
 
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Kansas
Soundtrack, Supernatural
 
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Sublime
Soundtrack, Knocked Up
 
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Ozzy Osbourne
Soundtrack, This Is the End
Born in Birmingham, England, after leaving school and having many odd jobs he ended up in a band with Geezer Butler. This group then split leading Ozzy and Geezer to join Tony Iommi and Bill Ward in a new band that went under several names (including Earth) that ended up being called Black Sabbath after a song of the same name that appeared on their first album (released 1969/70)...
 
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No Doubt
Soundtrack, Zoolander
 
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Survivor
Soundtrack, Big Hero 6
 
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Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi was born at Boulevard Hospital, in Astoria, Queens. She spent her first four years in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Her family then moved to Ozone Park, Queens.
 
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Billy Idol
Soundtrack, Speed
Born William Michael Albert Broad in Middlesex, England, in 1955, the first child of Bill and Joan Broad. When he was 2, his father moved the family to Long Island, New York, in pursuit of the American dream. They returned 4 years later (now with a baby sister, Jane) to Dorking. America made a big impression on Billy; he loved the big cars and rock music...
 
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Lenny Kravitz
Actor, Precious
Four time Grammy Award-winner Leonard Albert Kravitz was born on May 26, 1964 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, the only child of actress Roxie Roker and Hollywood producer Sy Kravitz. The family moved to California when Lenny was ten. His father was Jewish and his mother was of African-American and Afro-Bahamian ancestry...
 
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The Carpenters
Soundtrack, The Simpsons Movie
The Carpenters were brother and sister Richard Carpenter and Karen Carpenter. Both grew up in Downey, California and were very musical at an early age. Richard Carpenter started his own instrumental band with his sister Karen called "The Richard Carpenter Trio." Richard played the piano and organized the music...
 
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The Proclaimers
Soundtrack, Shrek
 
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Pink
Soundtrack, Mean Girls
Pink was born Alecia Beth Moore in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and was later raised in Philadelphia. Her parents, Judith Moore (née Kugel), a nurse, and Jim Moore, a Vietnam veteran, divorced when she was very young. Her mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while her father has Irish, German...
 
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Björk
Born in 1965 in the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik, the daughter of Gudmundur Gunnarsson (an electrician) and Hildur Hauksdóttir who divorced before her second birthday, Björk grew up in a hippie-type community with her mother and her seven siblings. She started to study classical music at the...
 
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Weezer
Soundtrack, Cars 2
 
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INXS
Soundtrack, Donnie Darko
 
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Nick Cave
Composer, Lawless
Nick Cave is a man of many talents. Musician. Songwriter. Screenwriter. Novelist. Actor. The Australian was born in Warracknabeal, Victoria in 1957, and would go onto form the alternative rock band Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, who have since successfully released a string of hit albums. In film, Nick has starred in two films with Brad Pitt: Johnny Suede by Tom DiCillo and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford...
 
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Creed
Soundtrack, 22 Jump Street