Worst Rock-Star cameos of all time

Blues Brothers - 1994


It’s hard to bash the Blues Brothers games for being unfaithful, since the real band packed arenas by covering songs by black musicians and stripping them of their soul and emotion, like some inauthentic, white version of The Chipmunks. But it doesn’t excuse the game’s soundtrack for pumping out pappy corpo-rap usually reserved for Jello commercials, instead of “Rubber Biscuit”. Whatever - playing as Jake or Elwood, you generally collected records, instruments or some other object of vague musical relevance. It depended on the million or so consoles you were playing it on.

And if you thought the mid ‘90’s was too late to capitalize on a trend your parents had already forgotten about, the band got back together again at the end of the decade with Blues Brothers 2000. It was just one of those special exclusives that made it infuriating to own a Nintendo 64.

Above: “You ever get the blues so bad baby, you just wanna steal novelty coins from an oversized crocodile?” *duh-duh-nuh-na* 

Canceled Metallica Vehicular Combat game - Never

Sad but true: Metallica and Vivendi announced a car combat title way back in 2003, and it was set to feature the band’s music, likeness, and presumably, a character creator for whoever their bassist is that day as well as automobiles in some degree of peril.

Master of Pontiacs, or whatever they were going to call it, was not to be... and this wasn’t the first time. Apparently, the devs at Naughty Dog were on the verge of creating a Metallica game using - obviously - the Crash Bandicoot engine, but the deal fell through over issues of control. And it’s also likely Lars Ulrich stormed out of the meeting room and loudly proclaimed he’d develop the game himself in between suing fans for sharing his music over the internet.


  • PivotPlurals1 - September 14, 2008 12:07 p.m.

    journey's game=PHAIL :P
  • georgeguy - September 14, 2008 11:08 a.m.

    mega artical!!! but it really good also, doesnt the kiss game look like quake arena???
  • ELpork - September 13, 2008 8:16 a.m.

    WHAAAAA? no kiss pinball?
  • JaysonAych - September 13, 2008 6:19 a.m.

    I will say that Crue Ball was the most fun video-game pinball title I've ever played, despite the pasted-in throwaway references to Motley Crue.
  • bl00dyvalen7ine - September 13, 2008 1:15 a.m.

    YES!!! 10 PAGES!!! no really... I prefer to have more pages of pure entertainment
  • ClusterShart - September 12, 2008 7:05 p.m.

    Revolution X, I have actually played it
  • iluvmyDS - September 12, 2008 4:29 p.m.

    Oh jesus that's frightening.
  • Donnagen - September 12, 2008 3:27 p.m.

    I am shocked that you would complain about 10 pages claiming that you "actually have a life". Apparently your life consists of complaining about the length of articles on this awesome sight. Good one!
  • jayson_90210 - September 12, 2008 6:54 a.m.

    What about "Frankie goes to Hollywood" on the Spectrum? Although that was actually alright I suppose. Plus, what the hell is wrong with Moonwalker, I loved that game. The car park level with beat it playing was great!
  • Johnny6Gun - September 12, 2008 6:12 a.m.

    As bad as the SNES/Genesis ports were, the arcade version of Rev X wasn't that bad of a mid-90's arcade-styled shooter.
  • Ravenbom - September 12, 2008 5:03 a.m.

    Wow, all my fav games from all my fav bands in one article.
  • Holy Diver - September 12, 2008 3:11 a.m.

    How could you forget the Beatles: Escape From the Octopus's Garden?
  • Solid_Gabriel - September 12, 2008 1:24 a.m.

    Well, at least ED Hunter had the best soundtrack of all of those games... UP THE IRONS!
  • Defguru7777 - September 12, 2008 12:35 a.m.

    Terrible, just terrible...
  • GamesRadarChrisAntista - September 11, 2008 11:29 p.m.

    Atta Boy, Tochy!
  • Tochy - September 11, 2008 11:14 p.m.

  • mishmoigon - September 11, 2008 10:45 p.m.

    *sigh* 10 more pages to go...
  • CuddlyBomber - September 11, 2008 10:41 p.m.

    First. And to answer you're question Chris no i don't care.
  • Gman50 - September 28, 2008 1:03 p.m.

    Hilarious. And how cool is it that now I have a midget Kiss cover band for my backround. My kingdom for a music video.
  • IWUNapenguin - September 16, 2008 7:15 a.m.

    i totally have that MJ game! and it had thriller? i remember seeing a zombie level and being mad that it WASN'T playing thriller. i also didn't make it very far because the game was a plate of meh-cakes.

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