For many rock stars, the stage falls short and it is necessary to jump to a different plane, where many more people, even those who are not fans of their music, can see them develop their artistic facet in another field. The artistic concerns, added to the ego, become the perfect breeding ground for many great musicians to make the leap to the big screen. These are the 10 Rock Star Cameos That Didn’t Work Out that you did not expect to see in movies and television:
David Bowie – Zoolander
Bowie’s involvement is short, focusing on the minute things that bind a family together under a shifting roof. Furthermore, the entire piece is a brilliant ploy designed to conceal a damning rebuke of the fashion business in one fell sweep. What it does have is vitality and personality, but Zoolander suffers as a result of squandering Bowie’s gifts needlessly and with no consideration for his acting prowess.
Ed Sheeran – Yesterday
As it turns out, Sheeran is an even terrible actor than he is a musician (and based by that awful ‘Galway Girl’ tune, that’s a fairly low standard to reach), thus he unquestionably fits on this roster. However, due of the movie’s knowledgeable quality, he can only advance to 9th position. Sheeran, enjoy this triumph and grin because it will be your final.
John Bonham – Son of Dracula
If you’re considering to choose whether or not see the movie, don’t. It’s a poor movie that makes Give My Regards To Broadstreet seem much like musical masterpiece Paul McCartney always wanted it to be. And that isn’t a criticism of Ringo Starr’s performance – the musician knows how to act with the correct materials – but of the drab, filthy, partially attempt masquerading as a “picture.”
Ozzy Osbourne – Trick or Treat
He’s known for making a “special” cameo, but repulsive would have been a more fitting term as we discover the former Black Sabbath vocalist rambling, grumbling, and mumbling in an unintelligible manner that’s meant to be Brandoesque. The overall outcome, though, would be less of an Apocalyptic Now-style act and more of a “when will this Apocalypse stop?” performance. “workout style. Ignore it.
Bruce Dickinson – Chemical Wedding
There is also Chemical Wedding, a presentation so bizarrely incomprehensible that it justifies Steve Harris’ choice to retain him in the group. The movie is about Aleister Crowley, the occultist who encouraged many musicians in the 1970s to purify the core of their souls for the sake of sensual enhancement. It was every bit as ludicrous as it seems, with no planning to hype up the campiness.
Adam Lambert – Bohemian Rhapsody
But that doesn’t mean he could act, and his appearance in Bohemian Rhapsody is, to put it lightly, dumb. Bohemian Rhapsody was a messy, foolish, and disingenuous attempt from a band that might have simply raised the bar for rock melodrama (rather, Elton John took over the role with Rocketman), and the resulting product is clumsy, absurd, and false. Lambert appears lost in the palabre, which is hilarious given the group he fronts.
Flea – Baby Driver
Baby Driver’s clout has dwindled in past few years, owing in part to the fact that it features two leads with problematic private lives. And it really stood out through the action lineup in 2017, owing to how smooth and masterfully coordinated it was. Despite this, Flea was unable to give an impression as a thief, addressing the question of why Edgar Wright recruited him in the first place.
Phil Collins – Hook
What he is n’t excellent at is acting, and in a picture starring Maggie Smith and Dustin Hoffman, every effort matters, and Collins falls short. To his part, he does not offer the film’s poorest acting; Robin Williams does. He appears as a London law enforcement officer, exaggerating his “Landan” accent in the hopes of coming across like fancifully appealing. No, it does not.
Mick Jagger – Bent
If you want to see Jagger acting, we recommend the charming The Burnt Orange Heresy, in which the musician confronts his age, giving a portrayal reinforced by melancholy, fire, and grace. Finally, Jagger remains on stage; he still understands how to excite an audience, and he should definitely limit his big-screen cameos.
Paul McCartney – Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Then he showed up in the fourth installment to Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, a meaningless, meandering continuation to a tortuously meaningless saga that generated no decent movies (not even the original), but a succession of hassles, heartbreaks, and pirate clichés. Thankfully, it appears that the series has died, and presumably, we won’t see the musician grinning for the screen in stupid pirate gear once more.