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21st Feb '17 8:02:26 PM gewunomox
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* The comic ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greatest_Hits_(comics) Greatest Hits]]'' is about a Music/{{Beatles}} {{Expy}} rock group called The Mates who also have superpowers, but those powers are unrelated to their rockstarness.

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* The comic ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greatest_Hits_(comics) Greatest Hits]]'' is about a Music/{{Beatles}} Music/TheBeatles {{Expy}} rock group called The Mates who also have superpowers, but those powers are unrelated to their rockstarness.
11th Dec '16 6:52:29 AM LadyNorbert
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TheRockStar is often found around SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll, but on occasion this is subverted and they are found to actually be the character with their heads screwed on the best. If this character is an adventurer they tend to use ThePowerOfRock as their weapon, or failing that they will be a MusicalAssassin.

Not to be confused with RockStarSong which is a song about being one of these. BritishRockstar is a specific subtrope that tends to focus on the less likable and/or glamorous tendencies of rockers.

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TheRockStar is often found around SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll, but on occasion this is subverted and they are found to actually be the character with their heads screwed on the best. If this character is an adventurer they tend to use ThePowerOfRock as their weapon, or weapon; or, failing that that, they will be a MusicalAssassin.

Not to be confused with RockStarSong RockStarSong, which is a song about being one of these. BritishRockstar is a specific subtrope that tends to focus on the less likable and/or glamorous tendencies of rockers.




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* The "Coming Out of Their Shells Tour" was a 1990 stage show which turned the Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles into this. Theoretically, anyway.



* Rock Zilla in ''WesternAnimation/MyDadTheRockStar'' prefers to act like a space case, but is actually clasically trained and can keep up with his snooty, orchestrally trained father when he is of a mind to.
* ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'': The show centers around the escapades of two rock stars, Ami and Yumi, who are in the eponymous band. They perform at stadiums...when the plot doesn't get in the way.

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* Rock Zilla in ''WesternAnimation/MyDadTheRockStar'' prefers to act like a space case, but is actually clasically classically trained and can keep up with his snooty, orchestrally trained father when he is of a mind to.
* ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'': The show centers around the escapades of two rock stars, Ami and Yumi, who are in the eponymous band. They perform at stadiums... when the plot doesn't get in the way.



* All five Dethklok members in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}''

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* All five Dethklok members in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}''
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* One episode of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' cartoon sees the title character and Lydia trying to help their buddy Prince Vince become this, as he's inspired by an Music/ElvisPresley knockoff. It only works as long as it does because the people are willing to pretend that he's not a DreadfulMusician.
27th Aug '16 8:30:23 PM TheTropper
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* Ibuki Mioda from ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' as the Ultimate Musician.
26th Aug '16 9:04:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[ComicBook/TwoThousandAD 2000AD]]'' had ''Comicbook/{{Zenith}}'', an 80s superhero who was also a [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]]/Glam popstar.

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* ''[[ComicBook/TwoThousandAD 2000AD]]'' ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' had ''Comicbook/{{Zenith}}'', an 80s superhero who was also a [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]]/Glam popstar.



* In the film ''{{Rock Star}}'' an average guy suddenly becomes the lead singer of a highly successful HeavyMetal band, and he finds himself unprepared for the debauchery and hedonism of the rock star lifestyle.

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* In the film ''{{Rock Star}}'' ''Film/RockStar'' an average guy suddenly becomes the lead singer of a highly successful HeavyMetal band, and he finds himself unprepared for the debauchery and hedonism of the rock star lifestyle.



* Lestat of AnneRice's VampireChronicles becomes one of these in the nineteen-eighties, and is very pleased with himself about it. He uses it as a platform to try and [[TheUnmasquedWorld reveal vampires to mortals]], but he doesn't deny that he's also just enjoying the fame.

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* Lestat of AnneRice's VampireChronicles Creator/AnneRice's ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' becomes one of these in the nineteen-eighties, and is very pleased with himself about it. He uses it as a platform to try and [[TheUnmasquedWorld reveal vampires to mortals]], but he doesn't deny that he's also just enjoying the fame.



* Rock Zilla in ''MyDadTheRockStar'' prefers to act like a space case, but is actually clasically trained and can keep up with his snooty, orchestrally trained father when he is of a mind to.
* ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'': The show centers around the escapades of two rock stars, Ami and Yumi, who are in the eponymous band. They perform at stadiums...when the plot doesn't get in the way.
* Sonic, Sonia, and Manic in ''SonicUnderground''.

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* Rock Zilla in ''MyDadTheRockStar'' ''WesternAnimation/MyDadTheRockStar'' prefers to act like a space case, but is actually clasically trained and can keep up with his snooty, orchestrally trained father when he is of a mind to.
* ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'': ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'': The show centers around the escapades of two rock stars, Ami and Yumi, who are in the eponymous band. They perform at stadiums...when the plot doesn't get in the way.
* Sonic, Sonia, and Manic in ''SonicUnderground''.''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground''.
26th Aug '16 9:03:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* The UrExample would be 19th-century violinist Niccolò Paganini. He reputedly sold his soul to the devil for his abilities and learned his signature move of playing on one string in prison, where he was only allowed one string. He had long fiery-red hair (at the time a sure sign of demonic influence) and at a time when bright colours were the height of fashion dressed only in black. He was almost as well known for drinking, gambling and womanising as he was for playing the violin.

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* The UrExample would be 19th-century violinist Niccolò Paganini. He reputedly sold his soul to the devil for his abilities and learned his signature move of playing on one string in prison, where he was only allowed one string. He had long fiery-red hair (at the time a sure sign of demonic influence) and at a time when bright colours were the height of fashion dressed only in black. He was almost as well known for drinking, gambling and womanising as he was for playing the violin.



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26th Aug '16 8:43:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* AmyWinehouse.

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* AmyWinehouse.Music/AmyWinehouse.
9th Aug '16 3:56:17 PM nombretomado
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* Mason of ''DeadLikeMe'' is sort of a wannabe version of this. Never really got the fame, but definitely fits the [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll promiscuity and extreme substance abuse]].

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* Mason of ''DeadLikeMe'' ''Series/DeadLikeMe'' is sort of a wannabe version of this. Never really got the fame, but definitely fits the [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll promiscuity and extreme substance abuse]].
7th Jul '16 10:00:10 AM gewunomox
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* Freddie Mercury, of the group {{Queen}}, provides this page's image.

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* Freddie Mercury, of the group {{Queen}}, Music/{{Queen}}, provides this page's image.



* TheWho are real-life examples of four different garden-variety rock-star stereotypes: the sex symbol (Roger Daltrey), the hotel-wrecking, drug-running madman (Keith Moon), the tortured artist trying to keep his head and his band together (Pete Townshend), and TheQuietOne who's nevertheless NotSoAboveItAll (John Entwistle). It could be argued that any example of this trope will fall under one or more of these categories.
* Music/{{Kiss}}

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* TheWho Music/TheWho are real-life examples of four different garden-variety rock-star stereotypes: the sex symbol (Roger Daltrey), the hotel-wrecking, drug-running madman (Keith Moon), the tortured artist trying to keep his head and his band together (Pete Townshend), and TheQuietOne who's nevertheless NotSoAboveItAll (John Entwistle). It could be argued that any example of this trope will fall under one or more of these categories.
* Music/{{Kiss}}Music/{{KISS}}
14th May '16 4:14:58 PM pvsage
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* For Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart, this was an UnbuiltTrope. He lived in relative luxury on a generous royal commission, but his lavish lifestyle and alcohol and drug use kept him in poverty, and he died young. While his music was well-known in his own time, much of it was considered incomprehensible by his benefactors and audiences alike.
30th Apr '16 10:46:42 PM aye_amber
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* [[TheDoors Jim Morrison]] is often said to be the TropeCodifier for this.

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* [[TheDoors [[Music/TheDoors Jim Morrison]] is often said to be the TropeCodifier for this.
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