As far as memorable gigs for bands, a cameo on Game of Thrones would be pretty special. Most recently, Mastodon had the honour of playing Wildlings who, by the end of the episode, were killed and turned into zombie-like White Walkers; quite fitting for a heavy metal band!
We were surprised to find quite a few notable cameos through the GoT archives:
Coldplay drummer Will Champion is spotted as a drummer in the Red Wedding episode of Season 3.
Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody had a small role in Season 3 as one of Roose Bolton’s men.
Icelandic band Sigur Ros were wedding singers at the wedding of Joffrey Baratheon in Season 4.
Ex-Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson played the role of the mute kings executioner in season 1 and 2, having had his tongue cut out by the Mad King. It was he who executed Eddard Stark which then landed him a permanent role on Arya’s death list.
We love a good celebrity cameo, especially when it’s subtle. Take Richard Branson for example, who was being patted down at an airport security checkpoint in the background of a scene in Casino Royale.