The interpretation of the term artist also implies the possibility of someone being like a “chameleon”!
To be able to jump from one form of art to another both comfortably and successfully, (at least as fans define it).
There are a few artists who occasionally get our attention in various arts.
Although we got to know most of them through their melodies, they did not rest there. On the contrary, they have tested themselves in other forms of art.
We are referring to those we have seen take part in various series and / or movies.
Let’s take a look at some of the “memorable” performances of well-known musicians on the big and small screen.
To remember but at the same time to learn …
Our beloved Ozzy has taken the spotlight in every possible way.
From his music to his live performances, even with the reality show “The Osbournes“.
But what many people may not remember is his role in the 1986 horror movie “Trick or Treat“.
Where he plays a televangelist as a quest to a talk show.
What makes it more surrealistic, of course, is that Ozzy’s character takes a stand against the “diabolical” rock ‘n’ roll lyrics.
When all the conservatives of the time were saying the same things about Ozzy as an artist and his songs..
In the 1994 comedy “Airheads“, there is a time when a question arises between the actors …
“Who would win a wrestling match? Lemmy or God? Trick question; Lemmy is God”
In a funny twist, however, Lemmy himself appears in a scene in the film as a member of a crowd.
In a scene where everyone shouts pieces of their past, Lemmy says “I was editor of the school magazine!“
In this scene, based on the foregoing, we could say that those who saw it experienced “an act of God”.
The 2002 movie “Spun” had a small but surprising role.
Rob Halford appears in the movie as an employee in an…erotic video club.
The best thing about this short appearance is that, after a little fight Mickey Rourke..
Rob Halford of Breaking the Law.. obeys the law and calls the police!
Johnny Depp’s character in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies has been heavily influenced by Keith Richards‘ speech style and movement.
On the other hand, it has often been said that Richards actually looks like a pirate.
Consequently, there may not have been a more appropriate role for him than that of Captain Teague (Jack Sparrow’s father).
And the truth is that this role was like the definition of “perfect match”.
Richards won the 2007 Best Celebrity Cameo Award at the Spike Horror Awards.
Alice Cooper has left his mark in history with his theatricality and the horror element he implemented in his live performances.
This is why his appearance in the 1991 horror film “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare” is no surprise.
Especially since he plays the father of one of the most infamous horror characters, Freddy Krueger.
One more prominent appearance is in the 1992 “Wayne’s World” film where he plays… himself!
An artist such as David Bowie needs no recommendations.
He really liked artistic experimentation of any kind, so it’s no surprise that he has appeared in many films and series.
Some of the most notable..
– In the film Labyrinth (1986) playing the role of Jareth, the Goblin King
– In Scorsese’s film The Last Temptation Of Christ (1988) as Pontius Pilate
– In David Lynch’s film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as a long-lost FBI agent
– In the film Zoolander (2001) playing himself being an impartial judge in a “walk-off” between the two main characters
– In Christopher Nolan’s film The Prestige (2006) where he appears through an electrical storm as Nicola Tesla
– In Extras (2006) playing the role of a creator and star of a failed sitcom
Another restless artist not only in the music scene but also on the screen.
Iggy Pop has appeared in either short roles or longer roles.
From Season 6 of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” in the role of Yelgrun, to the “Sid and Nancy” series, to “Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man” and of course ..
In the 2003 film “Coffee and Cigarettes”, where he appears in a small sketch along with another important musician … Tom Waits!
Iggy’s latest appearance on the big screen is in the 2019 movie “The Dead Don’t Die” playing a zombie.
Dio / Dave Grohl / Meat Loaf
In this case we’ll see it in reverse in some way, as “The Pick of Destiny” is a movie that features 3 rock and metal artists.
If we take a look at it chronologically..
Meat Loaf plays the role of the deeply religious and strict father of the movie’s hero.
The great Ronnie James Dio plays himself and as it is in reality for countless artists..
He is also the hero’s role model who wants to pursue a career in music.
Which eventually leads him to a musical duel with the Devil, played by Dave Grohl.
Marilyn Manson has certainly draws attention with his eccentricity many times.
With his role in the “Sons of Anarchy” series he did it once again and one could say that it was not unsuccessful.
Featured as an imprisoned alt-right racist, leader of the “Aryan Brotherhood” gang.
He appeared in 6 episodes and has a very important role .. for a guest appearance.
Game of Thrones
In the series that got everyone’s attention worldwide, there were some performances by artists that some might have noticed.
Such as the Icelandic Sigur Rós, where they play (what else?) a band of musicians at King Joffrey’s wedding reception.
And Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody appears on a scene, on a horse singing to inspire a group of men.
But there were also appearances that were not easy to spot because of the makeup.
Like country singer Chris Stapleton taking part in the biggest fight scene of the whole series.
And most notably, Mastodon.
The Americans appeared as members of the Night King’s army in Season 5 and in the final episode of Season 7.
Few people might remember (I certainly didn’t) that the American thrash metallers have taken part in the 6th season of the “Married with children” series.
They played themselves in an episode where they “break” everything up.. as one would expect when talking about Anthrax.
One of the funniest scenes in death metal history, occurred in the 1994 movie, “Ace Ventura“.
Jim Carrey and Cannibal Corpse made that happen.
The actor, being a huge fan of the band himself, asked the American death metallers to appear in the movie and play “Hammer Smashed Face”.
In a scene where Ace Ventura’s character enters a club where Cannibal Corpse are already playing, he gets up on stage with them and takes over the microphone.
Slipknot is a band that loves theatricality as they show with the masks they use on stage.
Their vocalist, Corey Taylor has taken one small step further… He has played a short role in 2 films.
In the 2014 horror movie “Fear Clinic” he plays the role of an employee of a clinic who struggles to keep things under control when all hell breaks loose.
He also appears in the movie “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens“, where he plays a security guard.
Whether or not their appearances were successful, at least they tried…