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65 Inspirational Musician Muses

From Dead Celebrity Skeletal Drawings to Grunge Cubist Tees

— June 21, 2011 — Pop Culture
It seems everyone from all disciplines and professions are inspired by musician muses. No matter what genre of music you listen to, you're bound to find one or two artists which you want to pay tribute to in your own unique way. Maybe it's their ability to connect with people, or maybe you just really like a particular artist, using musicians as muses has yielded some amazing artistic results and it seems the popularity of this pattern won't be ending any time soon.

Unsurprisingly, visual artists love using musician muses as subjects for their artwork. Still musicians inspire some nifty products such as Gwen Stefani dolls as well as musician-themed tea bags.

Musicians have also been used for not-so-flattering products, however, as they're a popular source of mocking Tumblr blogs and a few of them even have personal-themed love dolls.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Artistic Indie Clips
Artistic Indie Clips
Vinvent Moon and La Blogotheque Make Real Music Videos
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61
Movie Soundtrack Mash-Ups
Movie Soundtrack Mash-Ups
Jack Conte Combines Two Awesome Soundtracks for Musical Ecstasy
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60
Fab Four Musical Parades
Fab Four Musical Parades
The Mercyme Beatles Cover is a Must-See Fun-Filled Performance
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59
Somber Musician-Made Sketches
Somber Musician-Made Sketches
Cody Critcheole is a Creative Mind Who Makes All Forms of Art
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58
Crooner Eco Endorsements
Crooner Eco Endorsements
Complex Magazine Pharrell Williams Interview Pimps Out Bionic Yarn
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57
Insightful Artist Novels
Insightful Artist Novels
The Andrew Zuckerman 'Music' Book is for True Tune Lovers
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56
Celebrity Homage Gaming
Celebrity Homage Gaming
'Planet Michael' is the Ultimate Michael Jackson Video Game
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55
Unsightly Torso Expressions
Unsightly Torso Expressions
Andrea James' Iggymoticons Give Celebs New Furrowed Faces
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54
Bejeweled Celebrity Grins
Bejeweled Celebrity Grins
Kanye West Diamond Smile Makes His Star Qualities Sparkle
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53
$48,000 Lock of Hair
$48,000 Lock of Hair
John Lennon's Hair and Autographed Book
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52
Determined Musician Marketing
Determined Musician Marketing
Garage Rock Band Releases a Campaign for Self Promotion
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51
Grunge Cubist Tees
Grunge Cubist Tees
The Number (N)ine Kurt Cobain T-Shirt is Perfect for Fans of the Late Artist
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50
Musical Painting
Musical Painting
Paintjam by Dann Dunn
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49
Cartoon Musical Tributes
Cartoon Musical Tributes
Fredde Gredde Does an Amazing Simpsons Medley in Homage to the Show
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48
Celebrity Suitor Campaigns
Celebrity Suitor Campaigns
The Samsung Galaxy Indulge Commercial Ups Snoop Dogg's G's
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47
Play With Ringo's Hands
Play With Ringo's Hands
Luxury Chess Set
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46
Retro Musician Marketing
Retro Musician Marketing
The Music Square Campaign Boasts a Vintage Feel for Musical Merchandise
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45
Snorting Your Daddy
Snorting Your Daddy
Keith Richards Admits Snorting Father's Ashes
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44
Musical Robots
Musical Robots
Honda Asimo to Conduct Orchestra
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43
Hip-Hop Headsets
Hip-Hop Headsets
'Soul by Ludacris' is the Latest Hip Hop-Electronics Collaboration
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42
Bathing Celeb Tea Bags
Bathing Celeb Tea Bags
The Sex, Tea and Rock ‘N' Roll Set Brings On the Party Mood
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41
Rockstar Longevity
Rockstar Longevity
Study Confirms Rockers 2-3x More Likely to Die Prematurely
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40
Aquatic Celebrity Illustrations
Aquatic Celebrity Illustrations
H2O Audio Uses Madonna & Snoop Dogg to Protect Your iPod
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39
Nirvana Double-Necks
Nirvana Double-Necks
The Minarik Lotus Guitar Has A Carved Hindu Goddess
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38
Dead Rockstar Boot Campaigns
Dead Rockstar Boot Campaigns
The Dr. Martens Forever Campaign Shows That These Boots Will Live On
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37
Mosaic Plectrum Portraits
Mosaic Plectrum Portraits
Ed Chapman Idolizes the Great Jimi Hendrix With a Guitar Pick Canvas
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36
Splattered Soul Portraits
Splattered Soul Portraits
Corrado Grilli Thinks it's Grand 'To Be Young, Gifted and Black'
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35
Post-Mortem Moneymakers
Post-Mortem Moneymakers
Highest Earning Dead Celebs
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34
Celebrity Social Acts
Celebrity Social Acts
The Lady Gaga Rally in Maine Sparks Plenty of Chatter
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33
Exotic Musician Editorials
Exotic Musician Editorials
M.I.A. for GQ July 2010 Looks Stunning and Happy
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32
Geezer Musician Menswear
Geezer Musician Menswear
Umit Benan Retired Rockers Collection Gives Us Some of that Old Time Rock
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31
Magical Musician Dwellings
Magical Musician Dwellings
Moby's House is a Modernized Hilltop Castle
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30
Mosaic Junkmail Portraiture
Mosaic Junkmail Portraiture
These Spam Mail Celebrity Portraits Turn Lemons into Lemonade
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29
Fine Art Celebrity Portraits
Fine Art Celebrity Portraits
The Most Wanted Series by Richard Phillips Features Well Known Faces
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28
Music Hairstyle Histories
Music Hairstyle Histories
'A Visual Compendium of Notable Haircuts' Features Pop's Finest Manes
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27
Latin Singer Lookbooks
Latin Singer Lookbooks
Ricky Martin by Mariano Vivanco Immortalizes the Foxy Musician
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26
Cheesy Celebrity Blogs
Cheesy Celebrity Blogs
Cheese People is a Fun, Pun-Filled Photoblog
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25
Creative Celebrity Portraits
Creative Celebrity Portraits
Anita Kunz Creates Hilarious and Vivid Celebrity Illustrations
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24
Rocking Skeletal Tees
Rocking Skeletal Tees
Dead Flowers Skulls T-Shirts Give Rock 'N Roll Celebs a Haunting Look
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23
Gwen Stafani Dolls
Gwen Stafani Dolls
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22
Mischievous Editorials
Mischievous Editorials
Jared Leto Fools Around for GQ Style Italy
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21
Iconic Guitar Picks
Iconic Guitar Picks
The Ben Sherman VIP Plectrum Auction Houses Headliner Picks
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20
Close-Up Sweetheart Celebs
Close-Up Sweetheart Celebs
The Jeremy Cowart Celebrity Series is Heavy Hitting
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19
Moody Celebrity Muse Portraits
Moody Celebrity Muse Portraits
These E338 Star Portraits are as Ambient as They are Accurate
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18
Hyperreal Celebrity Sketches
Hyperreal Celebrity Sketches
Spanish Artist Berto Martinez Draws Public Figures for Magazines
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17
Clothing-Challenged Celebrity Blogs
Clothing-Challenged Celebrity Blogs
The 'Chris Brown Can't Dress' Tumblr Mocks the Star's Style
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16
Real Rock N' Roll Portraits
Real Rock N' Roll Portraits
Photographer Lynn Goldsmith Presents Photoshop-Free Portraits
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15
Vinyl Musician Portraits
Vinyl Musician Portraits
'Icons' from Mr. Brainwash is Made Entirely Out of Broken Records & CDs
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14
Playful Celeb Portraits
Playful Celeb Portraits
Rachel Been Takes Urban Shots of Singers and Stars
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13
Rockstar Barn Fashion
Rockstar Barn Fashion
‘Frock & Roll' Inside Vogue US June 2010 is Breathtaking
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12
Crayontastic Musician Caricatures
Crayontastic Musician Caricatures
Amanda Grazini Colors Music Celebs Crayola-Style
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11
Gender-Bending Musicians
Gender-Bending Musicians
Violinist Hahn-Bin Confuses and Delights at Elise Overland Show
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10
Hip-Hop Skater Portraits
Hip-Hop Skater Portraits
Luka Maeder Captures the Urban Pioneers of Cool
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9
Bottled Megastar Manicures
Bottled Megastar Manicures
The New OPI Katy Perry Nail Polish Line will be Divalicious
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8
Iconic Superstar Illustrations
Iconic Superstar Illustrations
Mr. Burt Recreates Kanye West and his Outfit From Coachella 2011
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7
Sid Vicious Canines
Sid Vicious Canines
The Takkoda Calendar Features Animal Impersonators
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6
Famous Skeletal Faces
Famous Skeletal Faces
The Anatomy of Skulls Series Showcases Famous Characters Sans Flesh
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5
Warholesque Celeb Portraits
Warholesque Celeb Portraits
The Mr Brainwash Icons Exhibit Casts Celebrities in a New Light
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4
Singers Snapping Celebs
Singers Snapping Celebs
Bryan Adams' Celebrity Photography Reveals a Second Great Gift
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3
Tattoos of Musicians
Tattoos of Musicians
10 Inked Band Tributes
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2
Gagafied Love Dolls
Gagafied Love Dolls
The 'Lady Gag Gag' Doll Lets you Actually Poke her Face
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1
Flashback Photo Leaks
Flashback Photo Leaks
Topless 'Gimme More' Pictures Catch Up With Britney Spears
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