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10 Rock Stars Who Never Wanted To Be Famous

Rock Stars Who Never Wanted The Fame - Bruce Springsteen, Damon Albarn & More

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There's a common misconception that people just come into the music industry to get noticed. Granted, it's not hard to see why, with most of the greatest artists of the past century mugging for the camera whenever they can. However, the act of making your own music and actually enjoying the spotlight don't always go hand in hand.

Compared to the David Lee Roth school of entertainers, these artists were known to be much more reserved whenever they played, oftentimes avoiding the spotlight or trying to hide behind their instrument. Some of them even shunned the idea of the press altogether, instead deciding to either work anonymously or disappear into the shadows at the first opportunity. Then again, it's not like they don't have a point there. Given the fact that you have virtually no privacy once you hit it big, a lot of these artists ended up making the sensible choice and separating themselves from their own massive cult of personality.

While they have been able to struck a nerve with their respective audiences, these are the people who didn't really need all the excess baggage that came with being a rockstar. Fame can be amazing in places, but it can also be a bit hard to manage at the best of times.

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