Alice Cooper is many things, including one of the best live acts of all time. However, he also might be the best scene-stealer, too.
Frankly, it’s difficult to think of Wayne’s World without thinking of the “We’re not worthy!” scene. Of course, Cooper isn’t the only rock star that’s netted a killer cameo over the years. In honor of Cooper’s birthday today (February 4), here are seven memorable rock star acting cameos.
Alice Cooper – Wayne’s World (1992)
There are few scenes more quotable than this gem that finds Wayne and Garth backstage hanging out with Cooper. Cooper says fans still come up to him this very day to reenact it. The best part? He actually obliges!
Billy Idol – The Wedding Singer (1998)
Idol playing himself in The Wedding Singer is simply brilliant. Plus, the disdain with which he says “CD players” is something that always gets a laugh.
Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament – Singles (1992)
Who could forget Vedder, Gossard, and Ament as members of the Matt Dillon-fronted Citizen Dick in Singles?! However, that’s still not the best grunge musician acting cameo of all time…
Jerry Cantrell – Jerry Maguire (1996)
…because the title of “Best Grunge Acting Cameo” will always be Alice In Chains’ Cantrell as “Jesus of CopyMat” in Jerry Maguire.
Meatloaf – The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Sure…Eddie’s fate was grizzly, but Meatloaf’s performance is easily the most underrated number from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Alanis Morissette – Dogma (1999)
Morissette doesn’t utter a single word in her role as God in Dogma, arguably Kevin Smith’s best film. (Yes, better than Clerks! I said it!) Nonetheless, she makes the most of her screentime and is remarkably powerful.
David Bowie – Zoolander (2001)
In addition to being a musical genius, Bowie had incredible comedic timing. As if we all needed another reason to miss him!
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.