Known as Jada Koren when she hits the stage with her metal band Wicked Wisdom, Jada Pinkett-Smith’s band has opened for the likes of Britney Spears and played the iconic Ozzfest in 2005.
Performing under the alias, Baby Goose, Ryan Gosling and his buddy Zach Shields formed Dead Man’s Bones in 2009 to write musical love stories about ghosts and monsters.
The OC star wasn’t fronting the indie-rock four-piece back when they formed in 2005, but kept the beat going from behind the drums. Due to Adam Brody and bandmate, Bret Harrison’s, crazy schedules, the band was a casual hobby, only playing shows and recording when there was free time.
Formed in 2006, The Filthy Youth was fronted by the former Gossip Girl star. Specializing in indie-rock tunes, the group had two of their songs featured in the first season of GG. However, Ed Westwick’s acting career ended up taking center stage and the group broke up in 2010.
We’ve seen Shane West in everything from A Walk To Remember to Nikita, but when he wasn’t on set, he was fronting the pop-punk band, Jonny Was. However, his acting career took up so much time, Shane had to move music to the back burner and hasn’t performed since 2009.
Prior to being one of the most recognizable and loved female comedians, Maya Rudolph worked out her musical talents playing keyboard for band, The Rentals. Rumor has it she now plays in a Prince cover band appropriately called Princess.
When Johnny Depp linked up with Alice Cooper and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, the trio got busy orchestrating rock shows full of special guests including, Kesha, Perry Farrell and other rock legends of music’s past.
Michael Cera, The Long Goodbye - Mister Heavenly
Michael Cera is a notable young Hollywood face thanks to his stint on Arrested Development and starring in multiple teen movies, but he’s also a musician, playing bass for indie rock band, Mister Heavenly, and a one-time member of The Long Goodbye.
When he wasn’t busy filming eight seasons of Entourage, Adrian Grenier was pursuing his passion for music on the side. Tinkering around between two bands, The Honey Brothers and Kid-Friendly, he stopped playing in 2012 and began producing music instead.