Not all great musicians also have great, important, and salacious stories to tell. Here's a list of some who do.
The leader of the world's loudest rock band could fill an ocean with stories from his sordid music career - more than enough to satisfy the big screen.
Madonna has left such an indelible mark on music, marketing, paparazzi and pop culture in general, how could her story not be made into a movie?
From his early jazz days to his film scores, to producing Michael Jackson's biggest hits, Q has no doubt seen it all -- save for his own bio-pic.
For over 50 years, Duke Ellington crossed musical and racial lines, with his class, his elegant compositions and his incomparable band. And yet, somehow, he's still underappreciated.
This Russian composer's orchestral music was so groundbreaking, so filled with violent energy, it caused riots back in early 1900s.
There's more to the late singer than her downward spiral into drug addiction. Remember that voice? It, and her story, deserve a movie.
There have been documentaries and dramatizations since his death in 1994, but we're still waiting for a big-screen biopic about the man who ushered in grunge and changed music forever.
With her incredible voice and presence, Aretha Franklin has decades' worth of stories to tell about her contributions to our cultural history.
You don't become The Boss and not have a great story to tell about rising to the top of rock royalty.
Chuck D put rap-with-a-message on the map in the late ’80's, with his group Public Enemy. His songs focused on issues of inequality and racism, and the time in which they were made makes for compelling subject matter.
Nobody's done this yet? Are you kidding? Music's ultimate iconoclast, Zappa was an artistic tour de force, and an underappreciated one at that.
What were you doing when you were 11? Because Stevie Wonder was signing his first record contract. Overcoming blindness, facing civil rights challenges, coming back from a car crash that put him in a coma for four days -- those barely scratch the surface.
Who better to represent the indelible spirit of rock and roll than the staggering, craggy-faced, guitar-riffing Keith Richards? Also included, Mick Jagger.
Few captured the spirit of the hippie movement quite like Janis Joplin. The closest we came to a bio-pic on her was on the sitcom '30 Rock'. Now if only Hollywood can make it a reality.
McCartney's story goes well beyond The Beatles -- from his devoted marriage to Linda to Wings, to Linda and John Lennon's death. We've even got a title picked out: "With a Little Luck."