Movie stars, they’re just like us, ordinary people trying to get by in the world working a 9 to 5 job. Only their job is full of glitz, glamour, and big budget special effects. If there is any relatability to the seemingly god like Hollywood megastars is that they occasionally share the same taste in music as their audience. In this week’s blog, popular movie stars and their favorite artists will be examined. Maybe, just maybe you will feel like you can be one of them.
Owen Wilson- Favorite Band: The Rolling Stones
Owen Wilson was recently on The Late Late Show with James Corden where he announced he was at a Rolling Stones show in Argentina. He was friendly with some of the band, so much so, that they gave the actor a Lifetime Pass to their shows. He recanted how the first ever show he had seen was the Stones, and that with the Pass he was able to get backstage. He ended up near Mick Jagger on the stage, with where he was being part of the shows stage production. Jagger nearly sprinted into him, resulting in a call from the security team about the Pass. He then had to give it back to them following the incident.
Margot Robbie- Favorite Band: Slipknot
One of the most beautiful actresses of our time likes a band that makes truly ugly, visceral and real music. When on Jimmy Fallon, Robbie surprisingly revealed that she had gone through a metal phase when growing up in Australia. She went to a Slipknot show and said it was her favorite concert she had ever attended.
Brad Pitt- Favorite Band: Red Hot Chili Peppers
For a celebrity whose star status is red hot nearly 30 years into his career, its only fitting he likes a band whose name matches his star power. The Oceans 11 star was seen on France this past summer dancing along to the Red Hot Chili Peppers on their latest tour.
John Cusack- Favorite Band: The Clash
One of the most beloved stars of the 90’s, having appeared in such films with great soundtracks such as Grosse Point Blank and High Fidelity. The star is a fan of The Clash, with their music having appeared in both of those movies. Cusack himself is a self-appointed fan of rock, having personally picked the music for Grosse Point Blank and Fidelity.
Jack Black- Favorite Band: Led Zeppelin
One of the nicest actors in the business is a big fan of classic heavy metal music. The 2003 film School Of Rock showcased Blacks love for the genre. He even goes as far as to have a side band in Tenacious D. For School of Rock he cold called the members of Led zeppelin, who are particular about their use of songs in films. Black eventually got their permission to use “Immigrant Song” in the film.
Jennifer Aniston- Favorite Band: U2
One of the biggest stars of the 90’s, known for her role as Rachel in Friends, she has shown her love of the Irish rock band. She revealed throughout her career a love of the 80’s. Her personal taste includes U2, Duran Duran and Aerosmith. She even revealed a love for one album wonder Jeff Buckley.
Keanu Reeves- Favorite Band: Joy Division
Potential future Rock and Roll Hall of famers Joy Division have come across in an interview with Keanu Reeves. While on the press tour for latest John Wick film, Reeves revealed the song he will listen to for the rest of his life is Joy Division. Reeves also has shown a love for heavy metal. Appearing in music videos for 80’s heavy metal titans Anthrax.
Kate Hudson- Favorite Band: Black Crowes, Muse
Kate Hudson, one of Hollywood’s most iconic actresses. Having made her film debut in Cameron Crowes rock film, Almost Famous, Hudson has a thing for rock musicians. She famously married Black Crowes front man Chris Robinson. Later she married her second music man in Matt Bellamy of alternative rock band Muse. She revealed that she was connected to musicians in a way that she couldn’t explain, much in the same way we are connected to music.
Hope you enjoyed this week’s piece. A potential part two is on its way in the coming weeks. Write in the comments section below to see what stars favorite bands you would like to see.