Everyone loves those unexpected “OH SNAP!” appearances of a famous name in a bit part, whether on the big screen, small screen, or in a buzz-generating ad. This week the biggest heavy metal band in the known universe (A.K.A. Metallica) got people talking when they made a cameo in a hilarious new promo spot for the ESPN show This Is SportsCenter.
Despite the genre’s fierce independence and integrity, a surprising number of heavy metal musicians have made funny forays into film, TV, and commercials. That’s what makes their appearances are so memorable: Nothing breaks up the monotony of everyday entertainment like a full throttle metal band blasting down the walls with their triple stacks. Whether it’s thrash granddaddies Motorhead demoing The Young Ones house or death metallers Cannibal Corpse starting a pit in the middle of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, they’re all unforgettable. Check out 10 crazy cameos from heavy metal bands that still have us laughing.
Metallica Look For A New Gig At ESPN
Fans have been buzzing about the new promo for ESPN’s This Is SportsCenter, wherein the biggest metal band in the world looks for a new gig since the retirement of pitching ace Mariano Rivera, who used their “Enter Sandman” as his walk-out song.
Judas Priest Play “Death Metal” On The Simpsons
The storied heavy metal band appeared on Fox’s long running animated sitcom this past January, though fans balked when they were referred to as a “death metal” band in the show. To make amends, Bart Simpson wrote “JUDAS PRIEST IS NOT ‘DEATH METAL'” in the opening chalkboard sequence the following week.