7 ‘Game of Thrones’ Music Cameos That Made Us Double Take

Game of Thrones has such a large cast of characters that it’s sometimes hard to keep track of everything happening on screen. Famous faces often slip by without many viewers noticing. They’re especially easy to miss if you only know them by their music, and not their faces. Here are seven times musicians made cameos on ‘Game of Thrones’ that you might have missed. Admittedly, Ed Sheeran is on here. Still, there are some things about that cameo you might not have known…


1. Bastille



According to the Independent, the entire band dressed up as wights for the season seven finale “The Dragon and the Wolf,” but many of them were cut. Kyle Simmons made into the episode, as did manager Dick Meredith.


2. Coldplay


Coldplay GoT



No Chris Martin unfortunately, but Coldplay drummer Will Champion did get do what he does best on GoT. That is, beat a drum. Specifically, he beat a drum in season three’s “Rains of Castamere.” More specifically, during the Red Wedding. Most specific of all, he played a disguised Frey who, you guessed it, whipped out a crossbow and murdered the Starks.


3. Ed Sheeran


Ed Sheeran cameo



From season seven’s “Dragonstone,” this cameo was obviously obvious in the most obvious way that could be contrived. However, what wasn’t obvious was the song Sheeran sang. The lyrics were pulled directly from A Song of Ice and Fire, and tell of the doomed romance between Tyrion Lannister and Shae.


Check out the lyrics below:


He rode through the streets of the city,
Down from his hill on high,
O’er the wynds and the steps and the cobbles,
He rode to a woman’s sigh.

For she was his secret treasure,
She was his shame and bliss.
And a chain and a keep are nothing,
Compared to a woman’s kiss

For hands of gold are always cold
But a woman’s hands are warm


4. Sigur Rós


Sigur Ros Cameo



In season four’s “The Lion and the Rose,” just before Joffrey croaks, he throws a few coins at Icelandic band Sigur Rós. They don’t play Sigur Rós in the show. They play a different band.


5. Mastodon



Famed metal band Mastodon played Wildlings in season six’s “Hardhome.” After getting slaughtered by the army of the dead, the band becomes zombies themselves and chases Jon Snow off into the water where he looks on broodingly.


6. Of Monsters and Men


Of Monsters and Men in GoT



Game of Thrones loves the Icelanders apparently. The folk band appeared in season six’s “The Door” as Braavosi musicians playing during a staged recreation of the Lannisters’ story.


7. Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol



From season three’s “Walk of Punishment,” Lightbody plays a Bolton soldier walking a captured Brienne and Jaime through a forest. He leads his band of captors in a song titled “The Bear and the Maiden Fair.” At the end of the third season Brienne fights a bear. Those Snow Patrol fellas are pretty clever, huh?


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