It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in front of the camera.
Ok, so a couple of hard rock and metal bands have actually graced the stage of Saturday Night Live. In fact, Dave Grohl and Josh Homme have performed on the sketch comedy staple numerous times, while Grohl has even showed off his acting chops in a few sketches.
However in 2010, Grohl and Homme stopped by Studio 8H to perform as musical guests with John Paul Jones in the supergroup Them Crooked Vultures. While Grohl popped up in a sketch that aired during this specific episode, all three members made a cameo in a sketch turned into a “digital exclusive” (aka, a sketch that got cut from the show for whatever reason).
The sketch was a commercial parody for host Ashton Kutcher’s flatulence networking app that basically alerted users when Ashton farted … amazing that this didn’t make it to air … anyways, Them Crooked Vultures are briefly seen interacting with the app, while Jones steals the entire scene when he out of the blue states “I was in Led Zeppelin.”
Anyways, in honor of both Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age recently announcing new albums, take a look back at the time both Grohl and Homme briefly appeared in a SNL sketch that never technically aired on TV together (at the least to see Jones’ scene-stealing line).