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(1994)

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Making a cameo appearance is "Stuttering" John Melendez, who at the time was from the Howard Stern Show. He is billed in the credits as the "masturbating" rocker. He was invited to participate in this production because, as a new artist for Atlantic Records, his first album had just been released and his song "Talk My Way Out Of It" can be heard as Chaz and the boys are driving in the van on their way to the radio station. After years as a Stern employee, primarily assigned to do unconventional man-in-the-street and celebrity interviews, John was lured away from New York and is now the announcer and voice of Jay Leno's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)
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The Lone Rangers' hit single "Degenerated" is actually a song by 1980s punk group Reagan Youth.
When addressing the crowd of rockers, Chazz declares "They've got the guns, we've got the numbers!" This is a line from the song Five to One by The Doors.
Brendan Fraser's character was originally supposed to be played by John Cusack.
When Ian plays "London" by Anthrax on the radio, he tells Milo, "if it's too loud you're too old". This line is a reference to the famous slogan by Ernie Anderson, who was the main promotional voice of the American Broadcasting Company from the late 1970s to the mid-1990s. Coincidentally, in Los Angeles (where this film takes place), the defunct heavy metal/hard rock radio station KNAC 105.5 used "if it's too loud, you're too old" as one of their slogans.
When Chazz drags one of the employees of KPPX out of his office, you can see a poster of a white skeleton on a black background, which is identical to the cover of The Offspring's multi-platinum album "Smash", released four months before "Airheads" arrived in theaters.
Rex gives Ian a CD and tells him to play track 2 which is I'm the One by 4 Non Blondes, the same song is track 2 on the Airheads Original Soundtrack.
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The character Rex, who plays the bass player in the Lone Rangers, is an apparent representation of the bass player Rex Brown from the band Pantera.
The copy of RIP Magazine owned by David Arquette's character is the August 1993 issue, which featured Anthrax on the cover.
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The final film to use the 1980's 20th Century Fox logo. The CGI logo would make its debut in The Scout (1994), another film starring Brendan Fraser.
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The line "Great, grand, wonderful" uttered by Chris Farley is the exact one he utters in Billy Madison.
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The members of the band "Sons of Thunder" (Monty Colvin, Alan Doss, Ben Huggins and Mitchell Dane Sonnier) are actually members of another group called "The Galactic Cowboys".
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Pip's "secret code" is 256001.
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When a caller asks for tickets to see the bands "Penelope Lovestocking" and "Crimson Shroud", Chazz criticizes, "Oh, man, you actually listen to that Seattle bullshit." This is a reference to the grunge scene, which had become popular by 1994, and Seattle is the home of mostly bands associated with that genre.
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Rob Zombie (Robert Cummings), Phil 'Philo' Buerstatte, Sean Yseult, and Jay Yuenger are members of the metal band, White Zombie.
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Before changing into one of the radio station's T-Shirts, Chazz is wearing one picturing a couple of little bean-men characters from Larry Marder's comic book, "Beanworld".
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Two Ghostbusters are in the film. Ernie Hudson (Winston) played the police seargent. Harrold Ramis (Egon) played the Capitol Record executive Chazz thought was a cop.
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Alexandre Rockwell was originally slated to direct.
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First film with Adam Sandler and Steve Buscemi.
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Ernie Hudson and Reg E. Cathey both played wardens in the HBO prison drama series, "Oz."
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Joe Mantegna's character mentions to Michael McKean's character that if its too loud your too old. Michael previously played the lead singer in the band Spinal Tap in the film This is Spinal Tap which was described as the loudest band in England.
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Lemmy:  from the band "Motorhead" is the "Newspaper Editor" in the parking lot. He's credited as Lemmy Von Motorhead. His image also appears on the wall of Palatine Records during the opening sequence.

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