Crazy Cartoon Appearances by Big-Name Rock Stars (NO Simpsons Mentions, Either)

So many rockers have made cameos on The Simpsons that radio stations literally run “Guest Appearances on The Simpsons Weekends” where they play nothing but music from musicians who have somehow run into the folks on Evergreen Terrance.  Chili Peppers, BTO, Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth, Green Day, Ramones, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, The Who–it’s a pretty impressive list.

But here’s a list I find even more impressive:  rock star appearances on TV shows other than The Simpsons.  

I’ll start you off with David Bowie on Spongebob Squarepants (No, really!  He plays the dude on the right).  The rest of the list includes people like Glenn Danzig, Iggy Pop and Marilyn Manson.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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