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The Script:

Bruce Dickinson.....Christopher walk Eric Bloom.....Chris Parnell Buck Dharma.....Horatio Sanz Alan.....Chris Kattan Bobby.....Jimmy Fallon Gene Frenkle.....Will Ferrell

 

Announcer: after ~ a collection of staggering defeats, Blue Oyster Cult assembled in the record studio in late 1976 because that a session with famed producer Bruce Dickinson. And, luckily because that us, the cameras were rolling.

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< dissolve to recording studio >

Bruce Dickinson: Alright, guys, i think we"re ready to lay this very first track down. By the way, my name is Bruce Dickinson. Yes, the Bruce Dickinson. And I gotta tell you: fellas.. Girlfriend have got what appears to be a dynamite sound!

Eric Bloom: coming from you, Bruce, that method a lot.

Buck Dharma: Yeah. I mean, you"re Bruce Dickinson!

Alan: This is incredible!

Bobby: i can"t think Bruce Dickinson digs ours sound!

Bruce Dickinson: Easy, guys.. I placed my trousers on just like the rest of you -- one leg at a time. Except, as soon as my pants are on, ns make gold records. < the team laughs > Alright, here we go. "Fear... Don"t are afraid the Reaper" -- take it one. Roll it < that exits right into the control booth >

Eric Bloom: Alright! One, two, three, four...

< The team starts the song: "All our times have come…Here however now they"re gone..." -- Bobby slaps the drums, Eric jams his guitar, and also Gene bangs top top a cowbell. >

Eric Bloom: < distracted through Gene banging the cowbell > Okay! Wait! Wait! Stop! < the group cuts turn off their tools > Um, Bruce, could you come in below for a minute, please?

Bruce Dickinson: < stepping the end of the booth > That... That was gonna it is in a great track. Guys, what"s the deal?

Eric Bloom: Uh, room you certain that to be sounding okay?

Bruce Dickinson: I"ll it is in honest.. Fellas, it was sounding great. But.. Ns could"ve provided a little more cowbell. So.. Let"s take it it again.. And, Gene?

Gene Frenkle: Yeah?

Bruce Dickinson: Really explore the studio space this time.

Gene Frenkle: You got it, Bruce.

Bruce Dickinson: i mean, really.. Explore the space. I choose what I"m hearing. Role it.

< the group starts the tune again, together Gene bangs an ext wildly top top the cowbell, gyrating his exposed belly. In the booth, take walk is laugh to keep from laughing. Prior to the conference is interrupted, Gene misses a to win on his cowbell.>

Eric Bloom: Okay, wait! Stop! Stop! Bruce, I"m sorry, might you come earlier in here, please?

Bruce Dickinson: < stepping out of the booth > Fellas.. Now, we just wasted two great tracks! This last one was even far better than the first!

Eric Bloom: Well, it"s simply that I find Gene"s cowbell playing distracting! ns don"t know, if I"m the only one, I"ll close up door up.

Buck Dharma: Nah, it was pretty rough.

Gene Frenkle: you know, I can pull it earlier a little, if you"d like.

Bruce Dickinson: Not as well much, though! I"m telling you, fellas -- you"re gonna want that cowbell top top the track!

Gene Frenkle: You recognize what? It"s fine. Let"s just do the thing.

Bruce Dickinson: Okay, role it.

Eric Bloom: One, two, three, four...

< the tape starts the song when more, v Gene banging the cowbell right beside Eric"s ear until Eric pushes him, knocking over the microphone and also causing Horatio Sanz to loss >

Eric Bloom: < stopping the track again, fighting Gene > COME ON, GENE!!

Gene Frenkle: NO, you COME ON!!

Bruce Dickinson: < running the end of the booth again > Guys, y’ know…that…that…it doesn"t work for me. Ns gotta have more cowbell!

Alan: < grabs Gene"s shirt > Don"t blow this because that us, Gene!

Bobby: < cracks up > Quit... Quit gift so selfish, Gene!

Gene Frenkle: can I simply say one thing?

Bruce Dickinson: Sure, baby! simply say it!

Gene Frenkle: I"m was standing here, staring at absent legend Bruce Dickinson!

Bruce Dickinson: The dick of the walk, baby!

Gene Frenkle: and also if Bruce Dickinson wants much more cowbell, we have to probably give him much more cowbell!

Bruce Dickinson: to speak it, baby!

Gene Frenkle: And, Bobby, friend are ideal - ns am being selfish. But the last time i checked, us don"t have actually a totality lot of songs that attribute the cowbell.

Bruce Dickinson: i gotta have more cowbell, baby!

Gene Frenkle: and also I"d it is in doing myself a disservice -- and every member the this band, if ns didn’t carry out the HELL out of this!

Bruce Dickinson: guess: v what? I acquired a fever! and the just prescription.. Is an ext cowbell!

Gene Frenkle: thank you, Bruce. But I think if... I think if I simply leave... And also maybe I"ll come earlier later, and also we can lay down the cowbell. < start to leaving the studio >

Bruce Dickinson: Aw, come on, baby..

Eric Bloom: Gene, wait! Why don"t friend lay down that cowbell best now. With us. Together.

< long pause when Gene looks roughly at the band >

Gene Frenkle: carry out you average that, Eric?

Eric Bloom: Oh, yeah.

Buck Dharma: He speaks for every one of us.

Gene Frenkle: give thanks to you.

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Bruce Dickinson: Babies.. Before we"re excellent here.. Y"all it is in wearing gold-plated diapers.