If you like rock and roll and the irreverence of the musicians of this somewhat hectic musical movement, you must have a definite opinion on the subject of advertising, more or less if you yourself are “rock and roll” you do not like that too much . However, you will probably be disappointed to know that many rock stars have not hesitated to sell their image to represent big brands and earn a lot of money along the way, we suggest you see some examples and it is not very pretty, like these. things you didn’t know about tv commercials.
1. Iggy Pop – The Good Corner
When we think of Iggy Pop, we especially think of the slightly crazy guy who represented a certain spirit who broke free from the rules of society, then made an ad for the good cornerwhich is not its best title but has the merit of being a bit funny.
2. David Bowie-Vittel
When you’re one of the greatest musicians of all time, you have the right to drink some water, and you even have the right to sell it. So don’t go thinking that he sold the bottles himself, but that he sold the image of him to sell them, which is pretty close in concept.
3. Johnny Halliday – Optical 2000
The owner loved money, it’s a secret, but at the same time, who can blame him? So at the time he had a lucrative contract with opticians. optics 2000 whose jungle he recorded for the occasion probably remains his best musical creation. Simply a genius.
4. Steven Tyler – Bowling
We are not the father of Liv Tyler and the singer ofaerosmith without having to eat sugar, that’s why Steven Tyler decided to lend his image (in exchange for financial compensation) to the brand Bowling game. All featured during the Super Bowl, the best time to sell stuff.
5. Iron Maiden – Road Safety
Well that’s classy ’cause as much as we can be Rock And Roll but that doesn’t mean we do anything, like forgetting to put on the seat belt in the car. The members of Iron Maiden then did an American public service announcement to raise awareness about the use of seat belts in the car and that’s good publicity.
6. Lemmy Kilmister (MotorHead) – Plein of Pubs
Lemmy likes advertising, he has shown it many times by doing various commercials: for crisps (Walkers Crisps), for chocolate bars (Kit Kat) or even for a brand of Finnish milk (Valio). Why Finnish milk? Because he pays well, the Finns are well known.
7. Top ZZ-Honda
What better way to sell cars than a group of guitarists with long beards and hats? Nothing, they are the best, besides the car was the best-selling in all history. Well, it’s wrong, but it was worth a try, so it makes a super fancy ad.
8. David Bowie and Tina Turner – Pepsi
Bowie’s second entry in this top but mainly because he was in a duet with the tall Tina Turner (1m63 anyway), all in one ad Pepsior one of the symbols of American commercialism, and that’s beautiful.
9. Alice Cooper – Staples
Yes, even the indomitable Alice Cooper gave in to the call of advertising and easy money, and went for a brand of office supplies, more conformist could not be. Holy Alice, always willing to do anything to make us laugh at this idiot.
10. Red Hot Chili Peppers-Nike
The angry members of Hot Red Chilies as brand name clothing with very questionable provenance and design, and even gave up their image to further sell to anti-capitalist teenagers who wouldn’t have spent a single dollar on the brand. Well done guys, you can be proud of yourselves.
11. Ozzy Osbourne – Pepsi Twist
Visibly Pepsi he loves rock stars, and since David Bowie wasn’t enough, they went with Ozzy Osbourne. Well, when you know that Ozzy has agreed to do a reality show about his life, you realize that he really doesn’t give a shit about his image, but still. Well the lord also did commercials for the game world of warcraft and the shops Best Buy with Justin Bieber, he is not afraid of anything.
12. Slash – Volkswagen
He likes electric guitars, black hats and beautiful German brand cars, here is the legendary Slash. Well, he did that to get his ticket like the others, what do you want us to tell you, he’s absolutely right.
13. Elton John-Cadburry
Elton John loves candy, colors and pop, which is why he agreed to put it all together in a Cadburry commercial. All this with completely original music written for the occasion. I’m not going to lie to you, it’s not the best.
14. Robert Plant – Coca-Cola
It hurts my balls a little to see Robert Plant in this top, but hey, what do you want, that’s life. the singer of led zeppelin I did a spot for Coca Cola in the 80s and that is something that can never be erased. sad world
15. Bob Dylan-IBM
He looks tired, he looks like he’s getting angry, he’s broke, and frankly, we wonder why he took the ad. Perhaps to do a favor for a friend or to get out of his house, it’s not clear. Poor Bob.