Thirteen Obscure Cameos by Musicians in Film and TV
There’s no mistaking Davy Jones for Robert DeNiro or Steven Tyler for Marlon Brando. But film history is littered with cameo appearances that prove you don’t have to be Lawrence Olivier to steal a scene. From George Clinton crashing frat parties in PCU to stage diving with the Mighty Mighty Bosstones in Clueless, many memorable celluloid moments have been made by bands stepping out from behind their instruments and on to the silver screen.
But what about those not-so-obvious cameos? With both Kanye West and Drake set to appear in the forthcoming sequel to Anchorman, we decided to collate other strange and obscure cameos from musicians that have flown well under the radar. They may have given us pause for extra consideration, but a closer look revealed there’s magic lurking about.
Blink-182, Jonathan Richman, Kanye West, Michael Jackson, Michael Stipe, Radiohead, Robert Smith, The Beach Boys, The Offspring, Tom Jones, Vanilla Ice, Ween, ZZ Top