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21 best fictional bands

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Bands don’t need to be real to be great. The world of film and TV has given us some of the most groundbreaking acts, from newer creations like the chaotic Daisy Jones & the Six (from the eponymous Amazon series) to classic guitar-shredders like Wyld Stallyns, who had the power to save the very universe. There are even animated greats like Adult Swim’s Dethklok from Metalocalypse and the Be Sharps with their annoyingly catchy hit “Baby On Board”, which we’re still humming 30 years after The Simpsons episode “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet” aired.

Below, we’ve rounded up the best fictional bands. And yes, there’s not a single industry plant among them.

The best fictional bands

From new favorites like Daisy Jones & the Six to classics like Stillwater from Almost Famous.