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Garth Brooks/Chris Gaines
Brooks went all emo on us in 1999 as Chris Gaines, a moody rocker, that the country star was to play in the planned film The Lamb. To generate buzz, Brooks went as far to release an album by Gaines and appeared on Saturday Night Live as both himself and Gaines. Fans were mostly bewildered, the movie was scrapped, and, like many rockers, Gaines and his pre-Apolo Anton Ohno soul patch faded away.