Musicians have often appeared within the movie industry, with several going on to take up big roles within movies. The likes of David Bowie and Rihanna have taken up major characters in the past, but while big pop stars have found it easier to make that transition, there have been plenty from the rock world as well.
Those within the heavy metal genre have been part of some big movie projects in the past, but there have also been some who popped up in smaller, cameo appearances. Whether it was a blink and you’ll miss it style performance, or a slightly bigger role, there have been plenty of rock gods going from the stage to screen.
Ozzy Osbourne is one of the most iconic heavy metal singers of all time. The Englishman is the frontman for the legendary band, Black Sabbath, and has always proven himself to be a very entertaining character. His big personality is one that is perfect for the movie world.
He got to appear in the Adam Sandler movie, Little Nicky, which did mention the rockstar plenty of times. Sandler’s character is one who loves Ozzy’s music, and the rockstar ends up being summoned where he has to re-create his bat-biting moment, which is a huge part of Osbourne’s real-life story.
Speaking of Black Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio did actually replace Ozzy Osbourne for three albums as the lead singer of the band. The rockstar has also been the frontman for Rainbow and Dio, and is a huge part of heavy metal history.
He made a cameo appearance in the Tenacious D movie, Pick Of Destiny, which has become a real cult classic with its fans. The movie is all about rock and metal music and focuses on how the band came together, with Dave Grohl also making a cameo as the devil later on in the movie.
Dave Grohl makes an appearance in Pick Of Destiny, but that is a movie that features a lot of metal music. However, The Muppets is a movie where the legendary Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman wasn’t expected to be popping up.
He ends up being part of a group called The Moopets, where he works as an Animal tribute, which is a great nod to the fact that Grohl is one of the biggest drummers of all time. He’s since gone on to even have a drum-off with Animal for ABC.