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Avicii

Being a Rock Star

Is Awesome!

10/17/2013 7:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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We know his music ... but yesterday in L.A., we finally saw Avicii's face -- as the DJ behind the smash hit "Wake Me Up" left a Hollywood nightclub.

The 24-year-old Swedish DJ was leaving Hooray Henry's ... when we asked how it felt for a guy from an electronic music background to become such a huge force in the rock world.

For the record, Avicii doesn't sing on "Wake Me Up" --  the voice you hear is singer Aloe Blacc. The song also features some acoustic guitar from Incubus rocker Mike Einziger.

Now play the video ... and good luck getting the song out of your head today.

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1.

train wreck    

How far can Western civilization fall?

It's so hard to find quality music these days.

Thank God for Wilco!

286 days ago
2.

static    

NFI who he is.

286 days ago
3.

JB    

A Huge Force??? SERIOUSLY???

286 days ago
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FUT THE SHUCK UP    

What kind of meaningless idiotic piece of crap video was THAT? Wow, doesn't take much these days I guess.

286 days ago
5.

Myst    

I'd love to know when ROCK started being labelled on absolutely everything that's not rap or country. Jonas Brothers Rock? This? NOT - ROCK. No guitars, drums, bass....if you don't feel the need to headbang and throw up the devil horns, it's nothing but watered down pop crap. Oh, and this song isn't nearly good enough or annoying enough to get stuck in my head.

286 days ago
6.

Bear7278    

This isn't rock. Sounds like a guy trying to sing like Tracy Chapman.

286 days ago
7.

Joao    

THAT'S A SMASH HIT??
Maybe in California--Home and manufacturers of the Mediocre is Great Kool-Aid:
A little secret TMZ, devotees of the godless, hypercritical political correctness agenda ...
Now come a little closer to your monitor because I don't want the rest of the world to see this...
Are you looking?
.
The emperor has no clothes. Shocking?

286 days ago
8.

Swins    

So what exactly did Avicii do on this song?

286 days ago
9.

Mikey    

He doesn't sing or play the guitar, he's just the computer programmer.

286 days ago
10.

Mikey    

Same type of song as "Friday, Friday......."

286 days ago
11.

Truth    

MAN, SOME GAAAY INDIE SH*T WITH A SLIGHT TOUCH OF RNB. ROCK, MY ASS... ALOE BLACC IS SOME LOUNGE SINGER, YAAAWWN. #LAME #TRUTH!!

286 days ago
12.

Grammar Police    

Is that a sweet mullet?

286 days ago
13.

Dan Frederiksen    

Meh. not sure it's a good message. If you are lost, go to a concert..

286 days ago
14.

jeff    

Rock stars sing and play instruments. Rappers and djs call themselves rock stars because they envy them. Rappers have no talent. Sampling...another way of saying stealing. Know why? They have no musical ability so they have to steal others real music. A dj? Someone who plays prerecorded music. A baby or a monkey could do that. You ain't rock stars no matter how many times you say it.

286 days ago
15.

Ray In PV    

When she goes out alone she rides a horse, when the little girl joins her they walk. It's a long way to Los Angeles.. she sucks. :-)

286 days ago
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