The Gallagher brothers are famously true (sky) blue Manchester City fans, while Norman Cook (Fat Boy Slim) went as far as to sponsor his local side resulting in Brighton and Hove Albion adorning the Skint Records logo on their shirts for a while. Here are five more musicians that probably check the latest score on the best sports betting sites every time they come off the stage.
Rod Stewart, Celtic
Although Rod Stewart was born in London, he is a fervent Celtic supporter and was famously caught on camera crying as his beloved Bhoys beat the mighty Barcelona in the Champions League in 2012. His father was Scottish and a big Hibs fan – but Rod went for the Glasgow side instead.
The gravelly-voiced rocker was actually a very good footballer in his youth and had trials with Brentford at one stage. He didn’t quite make the grade though and chose the life of a rock star, as he said that it allowed him to get drunk and make music – something he wouldn’t have been able to do as a footballer.
Paul McCartney, Everton
The Beatles never really seemed to be into football at all. John and George were not interested in any sports apparently, although Ringo has a fondness for Arsenal thanks to his stepfather’s football leanings. So, that leaves it to Paul to claim one of the famous clubs from their home city.
Macca has actually been very cagey about his affiliations in the past, professing support for both Liverpool and Everton. But he has stated that his family are Evertonians and he would come down on the blue side if push came to shove. He was also photographed at the 1968 FA Cup final when Everton played West Brom.
Robert Plant, Wolverhampton Wanderers
Being the lead vocalist for one of the biggest rock groups of all time is relatively easy compared to the stress of being a Wolves fan according to Robert Plant. The Led Zeppelin frontman first went to see his team at Molineux at the age of five and has been hooked ever since.
Plant has even tried to incorporate his love for Wolves into his day job, with the wolf on the cover of his 1988 solo album Now and Zen supposedly a reference to his beloved club. He was even made a vice-president in 2009 and received the honour on the pitch in front of the home crowd.
Elvis Costello was born Declan Patrick MacManus in London in 1954 but has always been a big Liverpool fan. He moved up to Birkenhead in his teens and his mother is from the city. Although a life of music was always on the cards, he has always followed the fortunes of the Anfield club.
Elvis Costello wrote the theme tune (called Turning the Town Red) for a 1980s TV show about a boy trying to get trials with Liverpool and was famously distracted at one performance in 2005. Liverpool were playing in the Champions League final and he was desperately trying to keep up with the action while playing his set.
Elton John, Watford
There are obviously a lot of musicians whose passions are shared between rock and the beautiful game. But not many actually end up owners of their favourite club. Step forward Elton John. The famous singer-songwriter supported Watford as a boy and stepped in as chairman in 1976.
Although he has sold and repurchased the club in the years since, he has always been somehow involved and remains Watford’s most famous fan. He was given the honour of a stand being named after him in 2014, something he described as one of the greatest days of his life.