Matthew McConaughey & Eminem Make Surprise Appearances At SXSW Gigs
3/18/2012 12:30pm EDT
Matthew McConaughey became a rock star for the night on Saturday when he performed with The Cult at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music and arts festival.
The legendary band played a free gig at the Austin, Texas, event as part of the Auditorium Shores Stage Concert Series, and they were joined on stage by a very special guest.
McConaughey took part in the show by playing bongo drums for the band and was pictured jamming with frontman Ian Astbury.
50 Cent thrilled fans during his show at SXSW on Friday night by bringing out mentor Eminem for a rare surprise performance.
The "In Da Club" star performed his breakthrough album "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'" in its entirety at the event in but was met with a lackluster response from the crowd as he reportedly forgot lyrics and cut songs short.
50 Cent left the stage prior to the encore and an MC attempted to hype up the audience, telling them, "Ya'll are bulls**t, do you even know what just happened?... I don't know what's going on... I'm getting paid to talk right now."
However, the rapper won rapturous applause when he returned to the stage with his friend Eminem to close the show with a 10-minute encore that included the pair's hits "'Till I Collapse" and "Crack a Bottle."