Chris Pine paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live!, reminisced about attending his first rock concerts and a middle school band he had with his teachers, plus showcased some rap skills on Thursday night (Jan. 24).
After mentioning seeing host Jimmy Kimmel at the Chris Cornell tribute concert on Jan. 16, the actor talked about some of his first live concert experiences. “My second concert, when I was 13, was Metallica, [Guns N’ Roses], and Motörhead at the Rose Bowl,” Pine recalled. “My first concert [was] Faith No More, Kyuss and Babes in Toyland, with my father. I was 12.”
Pine then shared an entertaining story of a middle school band he had, which was made up of his math teacher on the saxophone, his english teacher on the guitar, and Pine as the frontman. The California native then talked about their interesting setlist.
“Maybe the most appropriate for high school, we started with ‘Brown Sugar’ by The Stones. It was a jewish liberal school in the valley,” he laughed. “Then we followed that with — at a town hall meeting, 10:15 in the morning middle school and high school — I sang ‘Let’s Get it On.’”
A chuckling Kimmel asked Pine if he was even aware of the lyrics at that age, to which Pine said no, but that wasn’t important. “I was just excited that my voice was that high that I could hit those notes — or think I could hit those notes,” he joked.
Finally, Kimmel tasked Pine about the first song he ever really learned, which led to the actor rapping some of what he called were the “fantastic lyrics” of “Ice, Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice.
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