After going through the "Through the Never" film-making process, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett gave a nice explanation on why being a musician is "much cooler" than being an actor.
He said: "I just get such a bigger feeling from making albums with your band. It's the four of you with maybe the engineer and the producer. I thought that making a movie would be similar to making an album, but I was totally, completely wrong.
"It's the four of you, then the directors, the producers and all the production people. All these people have opinions of how the movie should unfold; it's just amazing because you need all these people and you have to listen to their opinions because they might be valid. It's strange because it takes a lot more people to make a movie than it does an album. Now that we've actually been through it and experienced it, I can say that it's a fun project, but I'm glad I'm a musician."
Anyhow, today we'll focus on actors who decided to delve into the world of music. We singled out 8 of 'em to kick things off, here goes...
Christopher Lee, the Metal Master
We'll kick things off with an obvious favorite of UG community - late great Sir Christopher Lee.
In addition to a string of iconic movie roles, which saw Lee taking part in such class films as "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "Star Wars," "Hobbit," "The Wicker Man," "Dracula" and many more, Sir Christopher started a musical career in the realm of metal, which saw him releasing a pair of symphonic metal records.
Bruce Willis Has the Groove
Bruce Willis actually managed to reach Top 15 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart with his musical alter ego Bruno Randolini. Regardless of chart figures, the man can deliver the groove, just check out the clip below.
Eddie Murphy Has ALL the Groove
"Party All the Time," Rick James, that is all.
Adrian Grenier of 'Entourage' Wields a Guitar
When not starring in "Entourage," Adrian Grenier likes to jam the six-string and sing in one of his two bands - The Honey Brothers and Kid-Friendly.
Russell Crowe, the Crooner
When not starring in box office hits, Russell Crowe likes to sing a mellow ditty or two.
Adam Brody Behind the Battery
Seth Cohen is in a band, big surprise! While he was on "The O.C.", Brody was a member of a band called Big in Japan. His band was referenced during the show several times, and at one point a character even wore a Big in Japan shirt.
Macaulay Culkin Has a Weird Band
He reached fame as the kid in "Home Alone," and then reached infamy for drug abuse. Then, Macaulay Culkin got himself a band called Pizza Underground. The group was launched with a semi-viral clip of Macaulay eating a slice of pizza, giving a nod to Andy Warhol's Burger King burger-eating video.
Hugh Laurie Knows His Stuff
The show made it clear that Dr. House can deliver a mean jazzy, bluesy vibe. In real life, Mr. Hugh Laurie took that to the next level.
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