Lights, Camera….lyrics! — Actors in Bands

Parents frequently convey to their youngsters they can be anything when they develop up.  And then there are the moms and dads who should have told their youngsters they can be many things when they develop up.  These youngsters develop up wired with creative imagination that requirements to be plugged into much more than a person outlet, or they’re going to limited-circuit.  And that consists of actors who cross about into producing tunes and lyrics, and participating in in bands.  Certain, their starpower may possibly to begin with get them bookings and audiences, but only true expertise retains ’em.  Listed here are actors whose tunes and lyrics have solidly recognized their trustworthiness as musicians:

30 Seconds to Mars

Helmed by Jared Leto (“Worry Room,” “Requiem for a Desire,”), who sings, writes the band’s tunes and lyrics, and plays guitar, 30 Seconds to Mars is a tight, talented, powerful challenging rock machine.  Their 2002 debut album scored blended assessments, but their second album went platinum and spawned the singles, “A Lovely Lie,” “From Yesterday,” and “The Destroy,” featuring Leto’s anguished lyrics, “Appear in my eyes/You’re killing me, killing me/All I wanted was you.”


No, you have not entered the Matrix — Keanu Reeves truly did perform bass in a band identified as Dogstar from 1991 – 2002.  They released a person EP and two indie-label albums crammed with tunes and lyrics ranging from alternate to energy-pop.  Even though singer Bret Domrose wrote the bulk of the band’s tunes and lyrics, Reeves wrote a couple of of Dogstar’s songs, such as “Isabelle,” an ode to a friend’s younger daughter, and the really like song “Round C,” whose title was influenced by — brace you — cheese.

Juliette Lewis and the Licks

Actress Juliette Lewis (“Catch and Launch,” “Pure Born Killers”) has fronted this challenging rock/alternate rock band with her effective, wild-little one interpretation of lyrics and uninhibited gyrations since 2003.  Lewis, who experienced earlier sung in the movie, “Strange Days,” turned obsessed with forming a band after observing a Blondie concert.  Luckily, she experienced that minute of reality — she and the Licks kick like a double-shot of Jagermeister.  A person of their most preferred songs, “Hot Kiss,” has lyrics that are as scorching as its tunes and vocals:  “I am his preferred toy/Like a seashore ball/Bang it up and down/Or toss it against the wall.”

The Bacon Brothers Band

Kevin and his more mature brother, Michael carry dwelling the Bacon on 4 albums, as nicely as reside displays, in which they truly cook.  Equally brothers perform guitar, and definitely know their way close to a fretboard.  Kevin is not just driving on Michael’s coattails — the male can definitely perform.  The siblings both equally write lyrics and tunes, as nicely.  Kevin wrote these introspective lyrics to a person of their ideal-recognized songs, “Chop Wood (Have Drinking water)”: “I want to break this legacy/Modify this indignant history/And plant a model-new relatives tree/I guess the rest is up to me.” Participating in tunes collectively since childhood, the Bacons have officially been scorching in a band since 1995.

Getting a fantastic actor won’t essentially make a person a fantastic musician.  Their fame may possibly give them entry to the phase — but their expertise for singing, participating in, and producing fantastic songs and lyrics will retain them there in a starring role.

By Merryl Lentz