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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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.

Photograph by Samir Hussein/Getty Images

Executives Who Rock

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.

Photograph by Samir Hussein/Getty Images
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
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
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.

Photograph by Luke Sharrett/The New York Times via Redux
Paul Allen
Paul Allen

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

Photograph by Peter Read Miller/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images
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
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.

Photograph by Dawn Faith
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.

Photograph by Johannes Simon/Getty Images
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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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)

Photograph by Patrick McMullan/AP Images
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.

Photograph by Jennifer Hammer