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Executives Who Rock

  1. Executives Who Rock

    Executives Who Rock

    James Williamson
    To mark the release of Rock of Ages, Bloomberg Businessweek recognizes corporate executives who spend their free time rocking out in bands of various degrees of seriousness, or at Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp. The most accomplished musician of the bunch: James Williamson, the former guitarist from Iggy and the Stooges who eventually became a vice president at Sony Electronics (SNE). He reunited with The Stooges in 2009.

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  2. Roger McNamee

    Roger McNamee

    Co-founder of private equity firm Elevation Partners, Roger McNamee is also a guitarist and bassist. He performs 100 shows a year with the band Moonalice, according to his profile on Elevation’s site. The firm's managing director and co-founder: U2's Bono.

    Courtesy Moonalice
  3. Jim Dolan

    Jim Dolan

    Cablevision (CVC) Chief Executive Officer Jim Dolan is the "JD" of JD & The Straight Shot, a blues-inspired rock band.

    Courtesy JD & The Straight shot
  4. Lamar McKay

    Lamar McKay

    Lamar McKay, chairman and president of BP America (BP), is a guitarist in the Houston band Southern Slang, which won the 2012 Houston Business Journal Battle of the Business Bands.

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  5. Paul Allen

    Paul Allen

    Microsoft (MSFT) co-founder Paul Allen plays guitar in the Seattle band Grown Men.

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  6. Mike Fries

    Mike Fries

    Mike Fries, the lead singer for The Moderators, a band of business professionals in Colorado, is also president and CEO of cable operator Liberty Global (LBTYA).

    Courtesy The Moderators
  7. George Majoros

    George Majoros

    The president and chief operating officer of private equity and investment firm Wasserstein & Co., George Majoros plays drums for the Rolling Bones, a Rolling Stones tribute band.

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  8. Drew Houston

    Drew Houston

    Before becoming founder and chief executive of Dropbox, Drew Houston was a guitarist in Angry Flannel, an alternative rock band in Boston.

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  9. Bernt Bodal

    Bernt Bodal

    Before becoming CEO of American Seafood, Bernt Bodal played bass guitar in the Norwegian band Høst. Bodal also attended Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, according to the camp's chief executive, David Fishof. (Shown here in an episode of "Undercover Boss".)

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  10. James Kuhn

    James Kuhn

    Kuhn, president of real estate service firm Newmark Knight Frank in New York, plays keyboards for the band Square Feet, reported Crain’s New York Business in 2011. (Pictured right, with Jimmy Buffett)

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  11. Ed Oates

    Ed Oates

    Co-founder of Software Development Labs, which later became Oracle, Ed Oates started playing guitar for the band Choc'd in college. He has also attended Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, according to Camp CEO David Fishof.

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