Greetings, PopWatchers. It’s time to play “Name that Celebrity Cameo,” starring this week’s special guest… Nickelback!
Check out the music video for “Rockstar,” whichwas a single off the Canadian band’s 2005 album All the Right Reasons but for some reason never had a video.Perhaps it took two years to make all the calls necessary to create this clip,which is low on production value but high on star sightings. As Chad Kroegercroons about living the high life, various celebrities and everyday people lip-synchthe words, which are at times pretty amusing — my favorite part is when Kroegersings “Sign a couple autographs so Ican get my meals for free” and then ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons deadpans,”I’ll take the quesadilla.” And my favorite lip-syncher is definitelythe messenger bag-toting dude rocking out in front of “Hills High School” — if this doesn’tget him a role as a bully in the next BringIt On, I don’t know what will.
In many ways, this video is like one of those time capsulesyou make in grade school. Someone can dig this up in 30 years and discover apretty comprehensive swath of pop culture personalities from around the turn ofthe millennium. This is how you remind me… ofsome people that used to be famous.
Anyway, I don’t want to spoil the fun, so I’ll turn it overto you, PopWatchers. Let us know whom you spot in the comments below.