The Six Coolest Members of Otherwise Uncool Bands

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Scott Russell
Obviously, the dude in the middle, wearing the sleeveless leopard print shirt, is too cool for this band.
Bands are collections of people. In any such group, some people will be cooler than others. Even in an uncool rock band, there will be cool people. Here are the six coolest members of uncool bands. Cool? Cool.

See also:
-The Six Best Sloppy Drummers
-The Six Best Songs About Murdering A Significant Other


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6. James Dewees, touring keyboardist for My Chemical Romance

James Dewees is better known as the keyboardist for The Get Up Kids and the braintrust of Reggie & The Full Effect. Over the last few years, he has been My Chemical Romance's go-to keyboard player. It's a huge step down on the emo food chain, but it pays the bills and at least he gets to play "Helena" every night.

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5. Jose Pasillas, drummer of Incubus

On Incubus' 1999 single "Pardon Me," Jose Pasillas executed the always difficult task of using a standard drum kit to play electronic-inspired breakbeats. Unfortunately, he shares a stage, bus, and space on record with d-bag frontman Brandon Boyd and guitarist Mike Einziger, whose use of "jazz chords" and phasers is downright irritating.


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patrickdean
patrickdean

To the RFT,

You should consider hiring someone who has a clue about music. I doubt this format allows enough characters to go through the myriad of ridiculous statements made in this article, so I won't. The other reason reason you should terminate the author's employment is that he or she can't write (you might want to check your editor's credentials as well for letting this go to press.) Seriously, read it, and justify the amount of grammatical errors. Also look at the structure problems in the presentation. The author contradicts his/her own theories, which is actually impressive in under eight sentences. The quality of this article and it's related article, are enough to make me stop reading The RFT altogether. Not because of the writer's opinions (which are inexplicable), but because the writing is so poor.

MarkM15
MarkM15

I like how this writer thinks he's cooler than Flea.

freakoftheweek75
freakoftheweek75

Goddamn. You guys are officially trying WAY too hard. Take a handful of bands ranging from really good to legendary, talk about how they are lame and were never cool...wash, rinse and repeat with your newly adopted trend of journalism douchebaggery. I truly think I've seen more inspired writing and review making over at metalsludge.com . And that's pretty bad.

Bob Pivoroff
Bob Pivoroff

Duff was a hell of a lot better than Stinson. Stinson is a hired hand. GNR may not be as revelant in today's world, but they're far from uncool.

Niki Bridges
Niki Bridges

Flea playing in a diaper was a tribute to Parliament and Funkadelic. No need to redeem himself :)

evanlan
evanlan

"Tommy Stinson was in The Replacements."

Ryan, that additional 2.5 lines was unnecessary.

Michael Allen
Michael Allen

Flea is fucking awesome. Always has been. Lest we forget that he appeared in Penelope Spheeris's Suburbia, back when he was just a crusty punk who was basically playing himself, or that he provided the bassline for Young MC's "Bust a Move" and a trumpet solo for "Smells Like Teen Spirit" during one of Nirvana's many live desecrations of their biggest hit. All Frusciante ever did was convince Anthony Kiedis that he could sell platinum records by writing shitty ballads. He'll never hold a candle to Hillel Slovak.

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