Famous musicians who got into acting

Dave Grohl talks "f–ked-up" making of Foo Fighters horror movie 'Studio 666'

Stars Insider

22/02/22 | StarsInsider

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Celebrities are often known for doing one thing, whether it's singing, acting, or making some seriously scandalous decisions, but many are secretly capable of much more.

The Foo Fighters are taking to the silver screen with a new horror comedy film 'Studio 666' which opens in theaters on February 25 and tells the story of the famed band moving into a mansion to record their 10th album, where frontman Dave Grohl finds himself grappling with supernatural forces that threaten both the completion of the album and the band members' lives.

“It is something I never wanted to or expected to do. It just kinda happened,” Grohl admitted to the NY Post. “A friend of mine … had a meeting with these people that said that they want to make a horror film with Foo Fighters. I was like, ‘That’s the stupidest f–king idea I’ve ever heard in my life. There’s no way we’d do that s–t.’" But they were recording their 10th studio album, 2021’s 'Medicine at Midnight,' at a "creepy old house" in Los Angeles anyway and "It snowballed into a full-length feature film and just kind of took off, man, like a crazy train," Grohl explained. He added that they just started calling their friends to take part, and the film will see the likes of Whitney Cummings, Will Forte, Jeff Garlin, and even Lionel Richie. 

Of course, not all musicians who venture on-screen achieve fame, and some indeed find shame, but it takes courage to try something new under the careful eye of critics who are poised to tell them not to quit their day job. Click through to see the artists who took their talents to the big screen. 

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