Watch Tommy Lee, Weird Al Yankovic and more in the brilliant trailer for new Muppets series, The Muppets Mayhem

Tommy Lee, Animal and Weird Al Yankovic
(Image credit: Disney)

Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne and Dave Grohl are just some of the rock and heavy metal legends to have made appearances with The Muppets over the years, and now, courtesy of a brilliant new trailer for incoming Muppets series The Muppets Mayhem, you can officially add Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee and rock spoofing icon "Weird Al" Yankovic to that prestigious list.

Both men are amongst the flurry of cameos to take place in the two and a half minute trailer, which confirms that the show is set to take on the form of a mockumentary, charting the return of beloved Muppets house band Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem as they attempt to finally record their first studio album after almost 50 years in the game. Needless to say, things go a bit sideways.

"The Mayhem?!" beams Tommy Lee at the start of the trailer as he's 'interviewed' about the band's impending comeback. "They taught Mötley Crüe how to shred and party," he adds, before dropping a, to be fair, pretty excellent gag linked to his real-life 'Mayhem' tattoo. Incredibly, that's by no means the strangest thing the trailer is packing: at one point, Weird Al pops up as a spiritual, floating, head...thingy. We have no idea what it means, but we're in.

Also appearing in the trailer are the likes of conservative-baiting rapper Lil Nas X, cult  fave Hollywood actor Danny Trejo, director Kevin Smith, pop star Kesha and superstar DJs Deadmau5 and Steve Aoki. What a squad.

The Muppets Mayhem begins streaming on May 10 via Disney+. Watch the trailer below.

Merlin Alderslade
Executive Editor, Louder

Merlin moved into his role as Executive Editor of Louder in early 2022, following over ten years working at Metal Hammer. While there, he served as Online Editor and Deputy Editor, before being promoted to Editor in 2016. Before joining Metal Hammer, Merlin worked as Associate Editor at Terrorizer Magazine and has previously written for the likes of Classic Rock, Rock Sound, eFestivals and others. Across his career he has interviewed legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Metallica, Iron Maiden (including getting a trip on Ed Force One courtesy of Bruce Dickinson), Guns N' Roses, KISS, Slipknot, System Of A Down and Meat Loaf. He has also presented and produced the Metal Hammer Podcast, presented the Metal Hammer Radio Show and is probably responsible for 90% of all nu metal-related content making it onto the site.