Ed Sheeran made waves – and drew online scorn – for his cameo on the season 7 premiere of “Game of Thrones” in July – but he’s far from the first musician to appear on the program.
From Mastodon to Coldplay, here are some of the famous musicians who have been seen on the hit fantasy show. Spoilers below.
Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody
Lightbody popped up in the show’s third season, a few years after the Snow Patrol song “Chasing Cars” hit number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2006.
He appeared among a group of men on horseback singing “The Bear and the Maiden Fair” who escort prisoners Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth in “Walk of Punishment,” which aired in April 2013, Time noted.
Lightbody tweeted a photo of his “Game of Thrones” costume back in 2012. “Can’t say much just it’s no pivotal role. Fun!” he wrote at the time.
Coldplay drummer Will Champion
One of the British rock band’s members, Will Champion, also turned up in the third season, when he was seen banging a drum at Edmure Tully’s ill-fated wedding, in the episode titled “The Rains of Castamere.”