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15 celebrities you probably didn’t realize were also in a band

January 08 2018, 5:34 PM EST By Maggie Dickman


Jamie Campbell Bower

Sure, you’ve seen Jamie Campbell Bower in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, three of the Twilight movies and the character of young Gellert Grindelwald in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1. But did you know he also fronts rock band Counterfeit., which released their debut album, Together We Are Stronger, last spring and just opened for Don Broco in London.

Joe Keery

Our Stranger Things fave Steve Harrington has more than just luscious locks and mad babysitting skills—he also has a musical side, too. Joe Keery was in the psych-rock band Post Animal. Watch his stellar guitar skills in the band’s performance of their song “When I Get Home.”

Read more: Steve from ‘Stranger Things’ is in a psych rock band

Maya Rudolph

SNL funny woman Maya Rudolph has some seriously impressive acting chops—and it turns out she has some impressive musical chops, too. She handled keyboard and backing vocals for '90s alt-rock act the Rentals' first tours in support of its debut album.

Charlie Heaton

That’s right: There’s another musically-inclined Stranger Things character, and that’s Jonathan Byers, aka Charlie Heaton. The British actor used to be in a noise rock band, Comanechi, where he played drums.

Ezra Miller

Fantastic Beasts and Perks Of Being A Wallflower star Ezra Miller is part of the grunge-folk three piece Sons Of An Illustrious Father, credited with vocals, percussion and keyboards. The self-proclaimed “genre queer” act are set to have an album released this year. (!!!)

Michael Cera

Michael Cera has quite the musical background, contributing mandolin and backing vocals to Weezer’s “Hang On,” as well as being one half of the duo the Long Goodbye. He’s also released solo music, with his debut full-length, True That, released back in 2014.

Macaulay Culkin

Ah, Macaulay Culkin. The former child actor and Home Alone star is a vocalist in the comedy rock band the Pizza Underground, which parodies songs by the Velvet Underground, but all the songs, from names to lyrics, are pizza-themed. Now that’s our kind of band.

Watch more: Finn Wolfhard of Stranger Things performs with SWMRS in New York City

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