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Billy Bob Thornton Acts Out During Radio Interview
If you're going to call Billy Bob Thornton an actor, don't do it to his face. The Oscar winner is now concentrating on his music career, as a singer, songwriter and drummer for country-rockers The Boxmasters. So, when Thornton visited Canada's CBC radio station on Wednesday, he was more than a little miffed that the host mentioned his Hollywood career...
Billy Bob Thornton Changes His Name
When you're a celebrity, it's hard to be just "one of the guys," but that's all Billy Bob Thornton really wants to be -- a band member, one of The Boxmasters. In fact, in the music world, he's not going by Billy Bob at all. His musical alter ego is W...
Billy Bob Thornton Talks Music Vs. Movies
Billy Bob Thornton is hard pressed to decide whether making music or films is more personal. "I've talked to my peers and compadres of that world -- like Levon Helm and Kris Kristofferson, who do both acting and music -- and we all agree that there's a real deep satisfaction in both of them...
11 Questions With Billy Bob Thornton: No. 11
"Whenever anyone says I'm an actor making a record, I tell them to kiss my ass," says Billy Bob Thornton, who may be better known for his movies but insists that music is his first love. The Boot was invited inside Thornton's Beverly Hills home to talk about his country-rock band, The Boxmasters...
11 Questions With Billy Bob Thornton: No. 10
What initially attracted you to playing music? My two dreams were to either be in the Beatles or pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals. I listened to country music -- particularly Ray Price and Jim Reeves -- when I was a little kid, because my folks did...
11 Questions With Billy Bob Thornton: No. 9
Who taught you to play drums? In the mid '60s, there was a band in our town called The Yardleys. They were like the Beatles to us. They were seniors when I was a freshman, and they had a drummer named Bucky Griggs who played a red sparkle Ludwig kit...
11 Questions With Billy Bob Thornton: No. 8
What's the biggest misconception about you? Probably that I'm dark -- because I'm really not. I write about dark stuff, I've been involved in dark things and I've been around a dark world in my lifetime, but I'm a pretty open and friendly guy...

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