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Quincy Jones, Rush, Heart, Public Enemy, Randy Newman, producer-songwriter Lou Adler, blues guitarist Albert King and Donna Summer are the latest heavy hitters to make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame roster. And while there's no doubt about their influence on music, they've also made lasting impressions on film. The group has collectively earned four Oscars, inspired celluloid bromance shenanigans, written and performed movie songs and scores, and wholeheartedly embraced unconventional material. Seriously, who knew Adler produced "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and Robert Altman's "Brewster McCloud?” Or that Donna Summer's hit song "Last Dance" won an Oscar for "Thank God It's Friday" of all movies?!? Or that Public Enemy's Chuck D. co-starred in a film in which Harvey Weinstein plays a private detective? Now that's the indie spirit! Read More: A Movie Star's Independent Mind: 10 Films From Brad Pitt, »


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