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Elmore’s Favorite Musician Cameos

Sometimes musicians just canimages‘t get enough of the spotlight. If the stage isn’t enough, they might head over to the big screens. Sometimes they just pop in for a quick cameo, and sometimes they’ll really catch the acting bug and snag themselves full credited roles. For you music fans and film buffs alike, here are our favorite musician cameos and appearances. 

 

Green DayThe Simpsons Movie (2007)

Role: Green Day

 

The ClashThe King of Comedy (1982)

Role: Street scum

 

Bo DiddleyTrading Places (1983)

Role: Pawnbroker

 

Lou ReedGet Crazy (1983)

Role: Auden

 

FleaBack to the Future II (1989), Back to the Future III (1990), Psycho (1998), The Big Lebowski (1998), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Role: Needles, Douglas J. Needles, Bob Summerfield, Nihilist #2, Musician

 

The OffspringIdle Hands(1999)

Role: The Offspring

 

Dave GrohlThe Muppets(2011)

Role: Animool

 

Chester BenningtonSaw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010)

Role: Evan

 

Ozzy OsbourneLittle Nicky(2000)

Role: Ozzy Osbourne

 

Alice CooperWayne’s World (1992)

Role: Alice Cooper

 

Lyle LovettThe New Guy (2002), Psycho (1998), Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

Role: Bear, Road Person, Lyle Lovett

 

Steve VaiCrossroads (1986)

Role: Jack Butler

 

Nancy WilsonFast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

Role: Beautiful Girl in Car

 

Glenn FreyJerry Maguire (1996)

Role: Dennis Wilburn

 

Anthony KiedisPoint Break (1991)

Role: Tone

 

Keith RichardsPirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

Role: Captain Teague

 

Bruce SpringsteenHigh Fidelity (2000)

Role: Bruce Springsteen

 

Miles Davis—Scrooged (1988)

Role: Street Musician

 

Aimee MannThe Big Lebowski (1998)

Role: Nihilist Woman, Franz’s girlfriend

 

StingQuadrophenia (1979), Dune (1984)

Role: Ace Face, Feyd Rautha

 

Norah JonesTwo Weeks Notice (2002), Ted (2012)

Role: Norah Jones

 

Twisted SisterPee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

Role: Twisted Sister

 

Phil CollinsHook (1991)

Role: Inspector Good

 

Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in ChainsSingles (1992)

Uncredited

 

BonoAcross the Universe (2007)

Role: Dr. Robert

 

Chris Martin, Jon BucklandShaun of the Dead (2004)

Role: Chris Martin, Jon Buckland

  

Oingo BoingoBack to School (1986)

Role: Oingo Boingo

 

David BowieLabyrinth (1986), Zoolander (2001)

Role: Jareth the Goblin King, David Bowie

 

Wilson PhillipsBridesmaids (2011)

Role: Wilson Phillips

 

Davy JonesThe Brady Bunch Movie (1995)

Role: Davy Jones

 

Alanis MorissetteDogma (1991)

Role: God

 

James BrownThe Blues Brothers (1980), Rocky IV (1985), Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)

Role: Reverend Cleophus James, The Godfather of Soul, Cleophus James

 

Frank Beard, Billy GibbonsBack to the Future: Part III (1990)

Uncredited

 

Billy IdolThe Wedding Singer (1998)

Role: Billy Idol

 

Iggy PopDead Man (1995)

Role: Salvatore “Sally” Jenko

 

Tom PettyThe Postman (1997)

Role: Bridge City Mayor

 

Jack WhiteCold Mountain (2003), Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

Role: Georgia, Elvis Presley

 

Elvis Costello, Burt BacharachAustin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

Role: Elvis Costello, Burt Bacharach

 

George HarrisonLife of Brian (1979)

Role: Mr. Papadopolous (uncredited)

 

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