Happy Star Wars
day to you, too! Here are some musicians who've geeked out to the greatest movie of all time.
1. Freddie Mercury
In this photo, he sits on Darth Vader's shoulders during Queen
tour to promote their album The Game
. In his 1978 Queen song, 'Bicycle Race,' he sang, "I
don't like 'Star Wars
In other concerts around that time, Mercury sang while poised on the
shoulders of different iconic characters, including Superman and Santa
Claus. [via Spinner
2. Gnarls Barkley
Gnarls Barkley performed "Crazy" at the MTV Movie Awards 2006
on June 8, 2006. The whole band were dressed as characters from the film series Star Wars
. Rebel Alliance
pilots, Imperial officers, Stormtroopers
, Jango Fett
, with Cee-Lo singing as an unmasked Darth Vader
played guitar and bass, while Imperial officers played violins. Danger Mouse, as Obi-Wan Kenobi
was on the keyboard, while Jango Fett
was the mixer and Chewbacca
played the drums. The song they performed was not Star Wars
drummer Charlie Benante
sometimes wears a Darth
Vader mask or a stormtrooper helmet while playing drums on stage. Seeing A New Hope
in the theaters as a kid clinched it for him: "It felt like an event, like a concert. When I left the
theatre I was hooked! Everything was Star Wars at that point."
4. ThriceIn drummer Riley Breckenridge's own words
, all of Thrice are Star Wars
dorks in some regard. (Some of us being a bit more versed in
Lucasfilm and literature dorkery than others (*cough* Dustin *cough*). In 2009, Thrice performed in Houston in full Star Wars regalia.
5. Snoop Dogg
While rapper Snoop Dogg didn't really hang out on stage with Stormtroopers, he marched around New York with Darth Vader to launch the adidas Originals x Star Wars
footwear and apparel collection last year.
6. Michael Jackson
Yes, this really happened. In front of the Chinese Theater. Lulz.