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Rock Star
Words By Art P. Alexakis
Music By Everclear
Songs From An American Movie Volume 2: Good Time For A Bad Attitude

ALL STRINGS TUNED DOWN 1/2 step!

HIGH TO LOW (Eb Bb Gb Db Ab Eb)

All Chords are written with respect to that tuning 
                (ie A becomes G#)

    F#    F E     F F#
eb|----------------------| x6 (Play the end F# only once on last time)
Bb|----------------------|
Gb|----------------------|
Db|-5-5-5-4-3-3-3-4-5-5--|
Ab|-5-5-5-4-3-3-3-4-5-5--|
Eb|-3-3-3-2-1-1-1-2-3-3--|
pm........................(very heavy muting)

     F#   Bb B     C C#    C B     Bb 
eb|-----------------------------------| x3
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|--------4-5-5-5-6-7-7-7-6-5-5-5-4--|
Db|--5-5-5-4-5-5-5-6-7-7-7-6-5-5-5-4--|
Ab|--5-5-5-2-3-3-3-4-5-5-5-4-3-3-3-2--|
Eb|--3-3-3----------------------------|
     I don’t want to be a loser… 
No! I don’t want to be an almost was. 
I don’t want to be a white trash working class chump, 

     F#   Bb B     C C#    C B       
eb|-----------------------------------| x1
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|--------4-5-5-5-6-7-7-7-6-5-----5\-|
Db|--5-5-5-4-5-5-5-6-7-7-7-6-5-----5\-|
Ab|--5-5-5-2-3-3-3-4-5-5-5-4-3-----3\-|
Eb|--3-3-3----------------------------|
I don’t want to be a loser anymore.

     F#   Bb B     C C#    C B     Bb 
eb|-----------------------------------| x3
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|--------4-5-5-5-6-7-7-7-6-5-5-5-4--|
Db|--5-5-5-4-5-5-5-6-7-7-7-6-5-5-5-4--|
Ab|--5-5-5-2-3-3-3-4-5-5-5-4-3-3-3-2--|
Eb|--3-3-3----------------------------|
That’s why I want to be a rock star.
I want to be the king. I want to be on top, yeah. 
I just want to be a rock star.Yeah… now I just want to be famous. 

    C#              D#      B
eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-5------5\--|
Db|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-5------5\--|
Ab|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-3------3\--|
Eb|------------------------------------|
I want to be the guy that everybody wants (laughter).

     F#   Bb B     C C#    C B       
eb|-----------------------------------| x1
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|--------4-5-5-5-6-7-7-7-6-5-----5\-|
Db|--5-5-5-4-5-5-5-6-7-7-7-6-5-----5\-|
Ab|--5-5-5-2-3-3-3-4-5-5-5-4-3-----3\-|
Eb|--3-3-3----------------------------|

     F#   Bb B     C C#    C B     Bb 
eb|-----------------------------------| x3
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|--------4-5-5-5-6-7-7-7-6-5-5-5-4--|
Db|--5-5-5-4-5-5-5-6-7-7-7-6-5-5-5-4--|
Ab|--5-5-5-2-3-3-3-4-5-5-5-4-3-3-3-2--|
Eb|--3-3-3----------------------------|
pm.....................................(heavy palm muting)
 I want to be on TV shows and wear designer clothes. 
I want a girlfriend who does not drink beer. 
I want to drive a fast car and sleep with certain movie stars. 

     F#   Bb B     C C#    C B       
eb|-----------------------------------| x1
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|--------4-5-5-5-6-7-7-7-6-5-----5\-|
Db|--5-5-5-4-5-5-5-6-7-7-7-6-5-----5\-|
Ab|--5-5-5-2-3-3-3-4-5-5-5-4-3-----3\-|
Eb|--3-3-3----------------------------|
pm...... . . .  . . . .  .            (loosen palm muting as you play)
I want to sing the songs that all those little people want to hear. 

     F#   Bb B     C C#    C B     Bb 
eb|-----------------------------------| x3
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|--------4-5-5-5-6-7-7-7-6-5-5-5-4--|
Db|--5-5-5-4-5-5-5-6-7-7-7-6-5-5-5-4--|
Ab|--5-5-5-2-3-3-3-4-5-5-5-4-3-3-3-2--|
Eb|--3-3-3----------------------------|
I just want to be a rock star.
 I want to be like all those people up in first class.
 I just want to be a rock star. 

    C#              D#      B
eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-5----------|
Db|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-5----------|
Ab|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-3----------|
Eb|------------------------------------|
I want to tell the little people they can kiss my ass. 

    F#    F E   A Bb B   Bb A   E F#
eb|---------------------------------| x7
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|-------------3-4-5-5-5-4-3-3-----|
Db|-5-5-5-4-3-3-3-4-5-5-5-4-3-3-3-4-|
Ab|-5-5-5-4-3-3-1-2-3-3-3-2-1-1-3-4-|
Eb|-3-3-3-2-1-1-----------------1-2-|
I just want to be a rock star. 
I just want to get laid. 
I just want to be a rock star, a different girl for every different day. 

(Solo over the above riff x4, tabbed by Ehrik. Listen to the song to get down the bends and timing and stuff.)
eb|--------------------------|----------------------------|--------------------------------|
Bb|----------------3--3b--3--|----------------------------|-----12------12------12--15-15b-|
Gb|-5b----5b----5------------|--5b--5--3-----3-/12----12--|-14------12------14-------------|
Db|--------------------------|------------5---------------|--------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------|----------------------------|--------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------|----------------------------|--------------------------------|

eb|------------------------|----------------------------------|---------------15--18--18b--|
Bb|-12------12--15---------|----15-----15-----15--18p15----15-|-10b---15--18---------------|
Gb|-----14----------15h-17-|-------17b----17b-----------17----|----------------------------|
Db|------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------|
Ab|------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------|
Eb|------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------|

eb|-18b----15-18-15----15-18-15----15--------------|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------17----------17----17p-15----15h|17--15-------------15--18--15--18b-|
Gb|------------------------------------------17----|-------17p-15--17------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

    F#    F E     F F#
eb|----------------------| x4 (Play the end F# only once on last time)
Bb|----------------------|
Gb|----------------------|
Db|-5-5-5-4-3-3-3-4-5-5--|
Ab|-5-5-5-4-3-3-3-4-5-5--|
Eb|-3-3-3-2-1-1-1-2-3-3--|

     G#    C C#    D D#    D C#    C 
eb|-----------------------------------| x3
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|--------6-7-7-7-8-9-9-9-8-7-7-7-6--|
Db|--7-7-7-6-7-7-7-8-9-9-9-8-7-7-7-6--|
Ab|--7-7-7-4-5-5-5-6-7-7-7-6-5-5-5-4--|
Eb|--5-5-5----------------------------|
pm . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
That’s why I want to be a rock star, be like all those guys MTV.
I just want to be a rock star.

     G#    C C#    D D#    D C#      
eb|-----------------------------------| 
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|--------6-7-7-7-8-9-9-9-8-7-----7\-|
Db|--7-7-7-6-7-7-7-8-9-9-9-8-7-----7\-|
Ab|--7-7-7-4-5-5-5-6-7-7-7-6-5-----5\-|
Eb|--5-5-5----------------------------|
 I want to make those girls on the Real World fantasize about me. 

     A#    D D#    E  F         E D#    D 
eb|----------------------------------------| x3
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|--------8-9-9-9-10-11-11-11-10-9-9-9-8--|
Db|--9-9-9-8-9-9-9-10-11-11-11-10-9-9-9-8--|
Ab|--9-9-9-6-7-7-7--8--9--9--9--8-7-7-7-6--|
Eb|--7-7-7---------------------------------|
I just want to be a rock star. 
I want to be the king. I want to be on top. 
I just want to be a rock star. I just want to be famous. 

    F                       G           D# 
eb|------------------------------------------------| x2
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-13-13-13-13-9--9--9--9-|
Db|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-13-13-13-13-9--9--9--9-|
Ab|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--11-11-11-11-7--7--7--7-|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|
Everybody everywhere wants to be famous and 
everybody everywhere wishes they could tell 

    F                       G           D# 
eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-13-13-13-13-9----------|
Db|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-13-13-13-13-9----------|
Ab|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--11-11-11-11-7----------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|
everybody everywhere to go to Hell. 

    A#    A G# C# D D#    D C# G# A
eb|---------------------------------| x8
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|-------------7-8-9-9-9-8-7-7-----|
Db|-9-9-9-8-7-7-7-8-9-9-9-8-7-7-7-8-|
Ab|-9-9-9-8-7-7-5-6-7-7-7-6-5-5-7-8-|
Eb|-7-7-7-6-5-5-----------------5-6-|
I just want to be a rock star. 
I just want to get high. 
I just want to party like a rock star until the day I die. 
I just want to be a rock star
I just want to be a rock star
I just want to be a rock star
I just want to be a rock star
I just want to be a rock star

    A#    A G#    A A#
eb|----------------------| x4 (Play the last A# only once on last time)
Bb|----------------------|
Gb|----------------------|
Db|-9-9-9-8-7-7-7-8-9-9--|
Ab|-9-9-9-8-7-7-7-8-9-9--|
Eb|-7-7-7-6-5-5-5-6-7-7--|

            
            
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StaindColin 30 Jun 11, 2002 08:00 PM

YOU DON'T HAVE TO HALF STEP IT!! IT CAN BE PLAYED FINE IN STANDARD...JUST MOVE IT DOWN ONE FRET!!

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sonnyboy_95 10 Jun 15, 2008 05:52 PM

don't go off on him....god....if you don't want to be lazy...tune it down..honestly....

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Metallica_AC/DC 220 Mar 03, 2010 07:20 AM

Eb (E Flat) Tuning or D# Tuning is a kind of guitar tuning. It is based on standard guitar tuning, except that all of the strings are lowered by a half-step. The result looks like this: Eb-Ab-Db-Gb-Bb-Eb'. The guitar is usually played identically to standard tuning, resulting in a heavier tone without requiring the guitarist to learn different chords or fingering.

You don't have to tune it down, I tuned it down so I could get the same tone as Everclear, but tuning down isn't necessary.

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