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Thirteen Obscure Cameos by Musicians in Film and TV

on May 29, 2013, 12:01pm
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obscurecameosfeat 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.

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wowch
June 4, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Mudhoney in “Black Sheep”

Fromwisdomtohate29
May 31, 2013 at 10:42 am

Good list, though I am saddened by there being no mention of Cannibal Corpse in Ace Ventura.

Also, Mecha-Striesand is still one of my favorite South Park episodes. And I still sing Ninja Rap occasionaly. Don’t judge.

TCS
May 29, 2013 at 10:37 pm

How in the hell do you miss Chris Isaak in The Silence of the Lambs????

realmadpuppy
May 30, 2013 at 1:13 am

that is what I was expecting to see, I’m glad you pointed that out.

pqhooligan
June 3, 2013 at 1:36 am

let’s not forget Chris Issak And David Bowie in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me :P

H. Willie
May 30, 2013 at 1:21 am

We tried to keep it limited to musicians who played themselves in their respective cameos, although we bent the rules a bit on the Stipe appearance. From what I remember, Chris Isaak plays a random FBI Agent in The Silence of the Lambs, not a musician.

James Allgood
May 29, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Tom Petty in The Postman?

fert
May 29, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Kipp Lennon did Michael Jackson’s singing voice in the Simpson’s episode

H.R. Pukenshette
May 29, 2013 at 1:53 pm

David Lee Roth playing poker with Tony on The Sopranos?

Robert Dessimoz
May 29, 2013 at 10:02 am

Missing queens of the stone age in Hot Rod

Nathan Gross
May 29, 2013 at 12:37 am

that’s one of the best episodes of South Park IMO
edit: The Scott Tenorman Must Die episode, I commented before I got to #1

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