‘Gilmore Girls’: Which Hep Alien Members Played Instruments in Real Life? – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Gilmore Girls fans can likely all recall jamming out to Hep Alien’s performances on the show. The fictional band comprised of Lane (portrayed by Keiko Agena), Zack (Todd Lowe), Brian (John Cabrera), Dave (Adam Brody), and later Gil (Sebastian Bach). The rock band proved to be popular in the town of Stars Hollow and its bordering areas, but was its music all just part of acting? As it turns out, the actors all had varying levels of real musical experience when they were cast in their musician roles.

Todd Lowe plays guitar while Keiko Agena plays drums on 'Gilmore Girls- A Year in the Life'

Todd Lowe plays guitar while Keiko Agena plays drums on ‘Gilmore Girls- A Year in the Life’ | Neil Jacobs/Netflix

Keiko Agena and John Cabrera learned on set

Fans know that Lane loved her drums. That love did spill over into Agena’s personal life, but only when she started playing on Gilmore Girls. The star took lessons on set once Lane began her drumming career onscreen, and when Agena gained enough experience, she played the drums herself on set without help from background performers. During an AMA session on Reddit in 2015,
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