Earlier this year Finnish power metal heavyweights Battle Beast dropped their fifth studio album, No More Hollywood Endings, the follow up to 2017's Bringer Of Pain.
Following a sold out London show at the Tufnell Park Dome earlier this year, the heroic metallers revealed they'd be returning to UK shores for a full headline tour this month.
To celebrate the Finns' return and taking inspiration from the title of their latest release, Hammer spoke to bassplayer Eero Sipilä to ask about his favourite musician cameos in Hollywood flicks (and a few TV shows...).
1. Cannibal Corpse (Ace Ventura)
"Since you're a metal magazine, I suppose this ought to be mentioned first. The seminal 90s death metal band, Cannibal Corpse, in one of the seminal 90s comedies – Ace Ventura.
"This is probably the closest death metal ever got to the mainstream. Also, somebody needs to bring Jim Carrey’s dance moves to a mosh pit."
Ace Venture: Pet Detective (opens in new tab) (1994)
Jim Carrey stars as the infamous "pet detective", Ace Ventura. Featuring a cheeky cameo from one of the world's most brutal bands ever, the mighty Cannibal Corpse.
2. Smashing Pumpkins (The Simpsons)
”'Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins'
"'Homer Simpson, smiling politely'
"I imagine appearing in The Simpsons is probably a bucket list thing for a lot of bands – at least for me it was hard to to pick a favourite cameo!
"The entire episode is about Homerpal… I mean Lollapalooza. The epitomy of 90s music culture: 'Making teenagers depressed is like shooting fish in a barrel'."
The Simpsons – Season 7 (opens in new tab)
Homerpalooza is the 24th episode of season seven of Matt Groening's cult animated television series.
3. Keith Richards (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End)
"Hats off to Keith Richards for sporting the pirate look before it was a thing!
"To be honest, I didn’t understand much of the the plot but having Keith in there was really cool!"
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (opens in new tab) (2007)
The third instalment of Disney's swashbuckling adventure film series that made Johnny Depp a household name.
4. Ed Sheeran (Game of Thrones)
"The most modern cameo on the list and another of those 'clash of titans' things.
"The world’s biggest pop star in the world’s biggest series – feels like a throwback to the time when everyone still watched the same shows on tv and listened to same music on the radio."
Game of Thrones: Seasons 1-7 (opens in new tab)
Ed Sheeran appears in the Season 7 premiere episode Dragonstone as a guitar-wielding soldier named, urrm, well... Eddie.
5. Tom Jones (Mars Attacks)
"I’m not generally a fan of B-movies but this scene cracks me up. Who knew Tom Jones had an action star in him! Makes me wish he was the lead star of the entire movie!"
Mars Attacks! (1996) (opens in new tab)
Jack Nicholson and Glenn Close star in Tim Burton's 1996 bizarre comedy sci-fi, Mars Attacks!
Battle Beast UK Tour Dates 2019
Nov 25: Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
Nov 27: Dublin, Button Factory
Nov 28: Manchester, Club Academy
Nov 29: Glasgow, Slay
Nov 30: London, ULU
Battle Beast - No More Hollywood Endings (opens in new tab)
The fifth studio album from Finnish power metallers, Battle Beast.