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Monday, October 20, 2014

The Ultimate Musician Movie Cameo Quiz

Posted By on Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 4:27 AM

ANTHONY KIEDIS, POINT BREAK (1991).
  • Anthony Kiedis, Point Break (1991).

Not all cameos are equally coveted: A good cameo creates an undeniable rush (I know that person!) that widens the eyes and forces the viewer to blurt out the musician's name when he or she appears on the big screen, like Anthony Kiedis in Point Break. An even better cameo, in which the musician is cleverly disguised or appears so briefly, leaving you puzzled, forces you to rewind. (Was that just Alex Van Halen in Robocop?!) A bad cameo, like Vanilla Ice's dance routine in 1991's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret Of The Ooze, is a mockery. Despite which kind of cameo we find, one thing is certain: We always enjoy seeing a familiar face in an unfamiliar territory.

Let's test your knowledge where movies and music collide. Can you correctly name which musician appeared in the following films? Check your answers on the last page.

See also: Quiz: Can You ID These Bands From Their Famous Typefaces

1. This musician offers advice to Rob, played by John Cusak, during a daydream sequence in High Fidelity (2000). A. Bob Dylan B. Bruce Springsteen C. Neil Young D. Paul Simon

2. This singer/songwriter plays God in Dogma (1999) and uses her vocal cords to behead Bartleby, played by Ben Affleck. A. Fiona Apple B. Alanis Morissette C. Joan Osborne D. Sarah McLachlan

3. Yes, this musician really did show up at the New Years Eve party in 200 Cigarettes (1999), and accidentally left his infamous glasses behind. A. Elvis Costello B. Roy Orbison C. Elton John D. Bono

4. This famous blonde did a hella good job portraying another famous blonde, Jean Harlow, in The Aviator (2004). A. Blondie B. Madonna C. Courtney Love D. Gwen Stefani

5. This musician told Marty McFly and the Pinheads they were just "too darn loud" during their Battle of the Bands audition in Back to the Future (1985). A. Huey Lewis B. Rick Springfield C. Robert Palmer D. Eddie Money

6. This Red Hot Chili Pepper licks LSD from Raoul Duke's sleeve during a scene in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). A. Anthony Kiedis B. Flea C. Chad Smith D. Josh Klinghoffer

7. This Seattle rocker with luxurious locks appeared in Singles (1992) as a neighbor who checks out Cliff's sweet car stereo. A. Kurt Cobain B. Nikki Sixx C. Chris Cornell D. Layne Staley

8. This Rolling Stone appears in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) and was the partial inspiration behind Jonny Depp's Captain Jack character. A. Mick Jagger B. Keith Richards C. Charlie Watts D. Ronnie Wood

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