Screen Junkies » rock http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:46:28 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 7 Awkward Rock Star Cameos http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/7-awkward-rock-star-cameos/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/7-awkward-rock-star-cameos/#comments Thu, 01 Sep 2011 22:11:46 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=226921 They'll have to find comfort in their Grammy Awards.

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There are many well-known musicians and rock stars who have been able to parlay their fame into successful acting careers. Then there are others who have not. In fact, thereare a few that have had trouble even playing themselves. In other cases, the performances are awesome but their cameos are just so out of left field that it’s awkward to watch.

Here a seven rock stars who won’t win any acting prizes and will have to find comfort in their Grammy Awards and throngs of screaming fans.

Gwar, Empire Records

If you give it a good listen, this one doesn’t fall on Gwar’s shoulders. They actually redubbed the voice of Oderus Urungus because, “I refused to do the stupid lines they had so they just took out my voice and put in what they needed. I had no idea until I saw it!”

It’s too bad the other rock and roll stars on this list can’t say the same.

The Ramones, Rock N’ Roll High School

As awesome as The Ramones are, they should stick to drunkenly stumbling about the stage and recording studio, not a film set.

Tom Petty, The Postman

Of course, Tom Petty survives the apocalypse and goes on to manage a settlement. And I’m not talking about Tom Petty playing a guy who manages a settlement. I’m talking about Tom Petty playing Tom Petty managing a settlement.  I guess it’s not that far fetched when you consider how he kept the Heartbreakers in line all those years.

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