Minnie Driver Minnie Driver has just released Seastories, her second well-received effort on independently-owned Zoe/Rounder Records. The album sees the Englishwoman delving into traditional Americana, even enlisting the help of actress-friendly rock star Ryan Adams (see slide No. 5). Drivers music ambitions actually pre-date her acting career. The star of such films as Grosse Pointe Blank and The Phantom of the Opera was in a band before her breakout role in 1995s Circle of Friends. The act lacked a proper name, Driver recently told Relix Magazine, but it did carry the nickname Puff, Rocks and Brown. In a recent interview with The Times, Driver was asked about the stigma attached with actors dipping into music careers. It's a really strange and fairly unilateral impoverished response," she says. "I never understand why people aren't allowed to do more than one thing."
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