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Watch Russell Crowe Sing 'Balls in Your Mouth' with Jimmy Fallon

Actor Russell Crowe sings with host Jimmy Fallon
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Russell Crowe sings with host Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on April 22, 2015.

It’s been a while since Russell Crowe picked up a guitar and played frontman in a rock band. He was more than happy to change all that when he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Aussie movie star teamed up with Fallon for an Earth Day "protest song" against BP, the energy giant which five years ago left a disastrous mess than is known as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Today, tar balls still bob in the ocean and litter beaches from Texas to Florida thanks to that costly accident.

Crowe and Fallon’s protest song won’t win any awards. It won’t win any protests either. But its worth a look. Here’s a sample of its lyrical content: “Balls in your mouth, balls in your mouth. Don’t swim in the ocean, you’ll get balls in your mouth." 

Crowe is no stranger to rock ‘n’ roll. He performed with the Aussie band 30 Odd Foot of Grunts until its split 2005. He later reunited with some of his bandmates for the project The Ordinary Fear of God and has continued to work with some of its members until recently. In the 1980s, Crowe started a pop career under the amusing stage name Russ le Roq.