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Rocking the House

Musicians often have humble beginnings to their careers, sometimes playing on a subway platform or performing on the street for spare change. For the lucky ones who attain super stardom, they can afford previously unheard-of luxuries. And some of them buy star-worthy homes.

This collection features the habitations of performers from rock to pop and beyond. We’ve got two glamorous homes associated with "American Idol," and two not-to-be-believed properties in New York. Let’s begin this tour with homes of two stars from the same mitten-shaped Midwestern state. Most of the listings for these homes were provided by the real estate websites Realtor.com and Trulia.

By Colleen KanePosted 28 March 2012