The rockstars who took to the silver screen.
With the news Iggy Pop has joined the cast of dark comedy Blue Iguana, directed by Jeremy LaLonde, we're reflecting on all the other rockstars who have embarked on acting careers, however brief.
Iggy Pop at the 2020 Grammys / Photo Credit: SIPA USA/PA Images
It's certainky not Iggy's first foray into acting; in the past he's had roles in Cry-Baby, Tank Girl, The Crow: City of Angels and, most recently, The Dead Don't Die. But what other movies have featured famous rockstars?
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Lily Collins wishes she could play a musical instrument such as a piano or guitar.
Lily Collins wished she could play a musical instrument.
The 27-year-old actor - who is the daughter of musician Phil Collins and his Jill Tavelman - would love to follow in her famous father's footsteps and be able to play the piano or guitar.
Speaking to Stylist magazine about the one talent she wished she had, the brunette beauty said: ''I've always wanted to be able to play piano or guitar. It's never too late to learn.''
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There seems to be a critical re-evaluation of Phil Collins' contribution to modern Pop and Rock music underway. His career, which has spanned more than four decades, has encompassed both the highs and lows of global celebrity. It's been well documented that corners of the Hip-Hop community have an affection for the 65 year-old's best known hits, but now it seems there's genuine warmth growing towards his back catalogue from other voices in the industry. Collins was always a divisive character, but if there's one thing he excels at in his new autobiography, it's the honesty and self-reflection that's always been at the heart of his song writing.
"This book is my truth" he writes, "There are no scores settled, but there are some wrongs righted". For the most part he succeeds in what he sets out to do then. There's less salacious gossip than you may expect, but he does clear up a few tabloid fantasies, including the notorious 'fax-gate', which seemed to trigger his fall from grace in the public eye. Perhaps it's a by-product of the death of David Bowie, but I don't consider the renewed interest in British Rock stars of a certain age a bad thing. Collins certainly has a lot to say, and we haven't heard his side of the story before. There's a dry wit to his writing, which makes his book very readable, even if the content isn't always compelling.
Collins is also likeable, which may shock more cynical readers, and he's willing to acknowledge his critics throughout. That he references the likes of American Psycho's Patrick Bateman, is a credit to his awareness of the separation between his public persona and his private life. His admission that during the eighties he was oblivious to the all-encompassing extent of his success seems at first faintly ridiculous, but upon reflection his workaholic nature probably did cloud his view of the wider world. He's certainly gained perspective on this in the ensuing years, but you are occasionally left wondering if he's learnt anything in the process.
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Phil Collins attends photocall to celebrate the launch of his Autobiography 'Not Dead Yet' held at St James's Church, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 18th October 2016
Phil Collins arrives at the BBC London studio headquarters for an appearance on 'The One Show' at BBC Langham Place, London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 18th October 2016
Collins is back for a special run of shows in Europe next year.
Phil Collins has announced his European comeback tour titled 'Not Dead Yet'.
The singer will perform a five-night residency at the Royal Albert Hall in London in June 2017, before moving on to dates in Paris and Cologne.
Phil Collins has announced his comeback tour
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Collins and former wife Orianne divorce in 2008 and at the time had Britain’s priciest ever divorce.
Phil Collins has revealed he’s back together with his third wife Orianne, six years after paying her £24.3million in Britain’s biggest ever divorce settlement. The 64-year-old said he and Orianne have been secretly living together for six months but “nobody has noticed.”
Phil Collins is back together with his third wife Orianne.
Speaking to The Sun Collins said, “I'm back with my third wife - I haven't really talked about it. We've been together for a while, and nobody's noticed.” In a follow-up interview the music legend revealed he believes the couple never should have divorced.
Phil Collins wants to make music again, but some people are so against it they’re trying to call in the UN to stop him.
Poor Phil Collins. The former Genesis frontman hasn't made any new music since 2002 and has just recovered from major back surgery, so when he announced he was coming out of retirement last week he probably thought he’d be welcomed back with open arms. But some people are so against the idea of a Collins comeback they've actually launched a petition to stop him.
There’s a petition to stop Phil Collins from coming out of retirement.
In an interview with Rolling Stone last week Collins announced his desire to make music again saying, "I'm no longer officially retired. The horse is out of the stable and I'm raring to go.”
Lady Gaga will be honoured by the Songwriters Hall of Fame when she receives their Contemporary Icon Award in a ceremony on 19th June.
Lady GaGa's status as an iconic singer has been confirmed by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Hall will present Gaga with the Contemporary Icon Award which is presented to a singer "who has attained an iconic status in pop culture".
Lady Gaga will receive the Contemporary Icon Award.
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Blum and her husband Dave Grohl have recently had their third child together, but what do we know about his wife?
As the animalistic drummer in Nirvana and the guitar-thrashing frontman in Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl is one of the most well-known and prolific rockstars on the planet. Having survived the grunge era with one of the defining bands on the nineties and achieved equal commercial success in the Foos, Grohl has successfully secured a place in the pantheon of rock. He is, by all means, a true rock God with his screaming vocals and continual head banging. But it is easy to forget, that the man who used to destroy drum kits on a nightly basis, a chap who barely bats an eyelid at the prospect of playing to tens of thousands of people, is also a father and a husband. But who is the woman who managed to tame this punk-addled wild man?
Despite touring and recording commitments, Grohl is a devoted husband to Jordyn and father to three daughters.
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Phil Collins Appears At Alamo, Announces Donation Of 200 Artefacts
Phil Collins appeared in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday (26th June) in order to announce his donation of more than 200 artefacts from the Battle of the Alamo. The former Genesis drummer appeared at the Alamo and explained his reasons behind his generous donation.
The Generous Phil Collins Is To Donate His Large Alamo Collection To Texas.
Phil Collins has donated his large collection of Texas Revolutionary artefacts to a museum dedicated to the Battle of the Alamo. The 56-year-old British musician appeared on Thursday (26th June) in San Antonio in order to announce his donation of more than 200 artefacts to the Battle of the Alamo and Texas Revolutionary Shrine.
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You probably didn't know that the singer and actor is also a big Alamo collector.
Phil Collins is looking for a new home for his vast collection of Battle of the Alamo and Texas Revolution artefacts and is hoping to give them back to the state of Texas if it can find somewhere to house them all. The singer and former Genesis star is one of the world's most prominent collectors of pieces related to the 1836 battle.
The 'In The Air Tonight' singer's interest in the battle and American history reportedly began when he was 5 year-old and saw Fess Parker portray Davy Crockett in a 1950s Disney miniseries. He is also said to have passed on his enthusiasm to his five children.
Collins has amassed a sizeable bank of artefacts, including documents from Sam Houston, William B. Travis and Stephen F. Austin; "hundreds" of cannonballs; uniforms and weapons; a shot pouch believed to have belonged to Davy Crockett as well as a sword belt believed to have been worn by Alamo commander William B. Travis when he died in battle.
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Inductees Phil Collins, Phil Collins and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame - Inductees Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford of Genesis at the Waldorf Astoria hotel New York City, USA - 25th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony - Press Room Monday 15th March 2010
Date of birth
30th January, 1951