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Musicians on TV and on film.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Fassa Albrecht, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. How many musicians can TBers think of who've appeared in TV/films.

    There's been Alex Lifeson in Trailer Park Boys, Dave Mustaine in Duck Dodgers (a cartoon but he did the voice so it counts) and that's all I can think of.

    Anyone else?
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Too many to name...like how about the crew in The Blues Brothers? Ray Charles, Duck Dunn, Steve Jordan (also in Jumping Jack Flash), Steve Cropper, Lou Marini, Aretha Franklin. Matt Murphy, etc.

    An obvious one-
    Alice Cooper- Wayne's World

    A couple a bit more obscure-
    Stanley Jordan- Blind Date (Jordan plays himself...maybe the movie is obscure)
    Stephen Bishop- Animal House (Belushi smashes Bishop's guitar during the Toga Party)
    Robert Cray- Animal House (Cray plays the bassist in Otis Day & The Knights)
  3. Quite a few musicians have been on Spaceghost: Coast To Coast (Metallica, The Ramones, Beck, among others).
  4. emor


    May 16, 2004
    Hoagy Carmichael, To Have And Have Not
    Steven Van Zandt, The Sopranos
    Alice Cooper, Diary of a Mad Housewife
    Dexter Gordon, Round Midnight
  5. rarbass


    Jul 3, 2008
    Flea, in Back to the Future as Needles.
    I know for sure Back to the Future II, but not sure of the others.
  6. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...and that reminds me-
    Anthony Kiedis in Point Break...as a surf/beach thug.

    How about Snoop Dog & Macy Gray in Training Day.
  7. Flea was also one of the anarchists in The Big Lebowski.
  8. emor


    May 16, 2004
    My wife is better at this than I am.
    Here's a few off the top of her head:

    David Bowie, The Man Who Fell To Earth
    Gregg Allman, Rush
    Jon Bon Jovi, UB 571
    Levon Helm, Coal Miner's Daughter
    Frankie Valle, The Sopranos
    Dwight Yokum, Sling Blade
    Willie Nelson, Electric Horseman
    Art Garfunkel, Bad Timing, A Sensual Obsession
    Kris Kristofferson, Semi-Tough, A Star is Born
    Harry Connick Jr., Copycat
    Mickey Jones, Roseanne
  9. Just remembered: Sting in the movie Dune
  10. emor


    May 16, 2004
    Reba McEntire, Tremors
    Jerry Reed, Smokey and the Bandit
    Glen Campbell, True Grit
    Bonnie Bramlett, Roseanne
  11. Frank Zappa was the pope in an episode of Ren and Stimpy.
  12. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Does it count if I wasn't on screen?
  13. Mick Jagger-Freejack,Performance

    Henry Rollins,Flea,Anthony Keidas-The Chase


    Aug 24, 2007
    Gene Simmons in that sci fi thing w/ Tom Selick. Remember?
  15. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Oh, yeah...that was called Runaway w/ Cynthia Rhodes & Kirstie Alley.
    BTW, Cynthia Rhodes was also in the band Animotion...remember them? ;)
  16. Maynard James Keenan (Tool) appeared a few times on the show Mr. Show with Bob and David. So did the guitarist Adam Jones.
  17. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Sting in Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  18. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
  19. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    David Bowie - Labrynth
    Tom Waits & Iggy Pop - coffee & cigarettes
    Jim Carrol - the Basketball Diaries
    Sting - Princess Bride & Dune
    Shirley Manson - Sarah Connor Chronicles
    Rick Springfield - General Hospital
    Bette Midler - Beaches
    Cher - Mask
    Billy Bob Thornton - Sling Blade
    Willie Nelson - Dukes of Hazard
    Bruce Springsteen - High Fidelity
    Ton Loc - Ace Ventura
    Ice T - New Jack City
    Ice Cube - Friday
    Goldie - Snatch
    Tricky - Fifth Element

    off the top of my head. Let me stew on this one a little
  20. emor


    May 16, 2004
    Frank Sinatra, The Manchurian Candidate, Suddenly, Ocean's Eleven, + a bunch of others

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