It’s very popular for classic rock songs to provide the soundtrack to various commercial, but what about when an actual artist appears in the commercial? That, too, has happened often, like when Eddie Money, who celebrates a birthday today (March 21), tried to actually sell two actual tickets to paradise in a Geico ad.
In honor of the Money Man’s birthday, here are six of our favorite classic rock ad cameos, from that cheesy Folgers coffee ad with Paul Stanley to…John Lydon endorsing butter?! (Yes, that happened!)
Eddie Money - Geico
Geico Two Tickets To Paradise Eddie Money Travel Agency Commercial
Lita Ford - Indeed.com
What do you do when you find the right job? You celebrate. Indeed.com
Paul Stanley - Folgers Coffee
Here is the never aired Folgers commercial featuring Paul Stanley that ultra conservative parent company, Proctor and Gamble shelved out of concern regarding being associated with KISS.
Alice Cooper - Staples
Alice Cooper doing a Staples commercial
John Lydon - Country Life Butter
John Lydon flogging 'Country Life' butter... The man who used to want to destroy passers-by instead of sells them a brand of spread.
Steven Tyler - Kia Stinger
With 365 horsepower, the new 2018 Kia Stinger is a legend in the making. But what happens when it comes face to face with another legend: rock and roll icon Steven Tyler? Watch as Steven and the Stinger defy history in Kia's 2018 Big Game ad. Did our commercial make you feel something?
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger who once did a presentation in a college public speaking course about why The Rolling Stones were better than The Beatles. (She received an A.)