Entertainment Simpsons Musical Guests and Musician Cameos  

Adam Tyler
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Musicians and bands who have guest starred on The Simspons over the years. This list contains every musical act that has done voice-overs on the animated TV series "The Simpsons" since its debut season in 1989. Though celebrity cameos are quite common on "The Simpsons" - particularly after the show's initial push of popularity in the first 5 seasons - the show has always particularly sought out musicians and musical guests for individual episodes. Often, an episode of the show will be built around a particularly notable musical guest, such as Homer's encounter with a mental patient who thinks he is Michael Jackson in Season 3's "Stark Raving Dad" or the episode-long parody of the Beatles career, "Homer's Barbershop Quartet," which featured an appearance from George Harrison. (3 out of the 4 Beatles appeared on "The Simpsons" at one point or another.)

On other occasions, a musical guest on "The Simpsons" will simply stop by for a single joke, or a brief scene, sometimes even performing one of their more popular or iconic songs. James Taylor memorably serenaded Homer during his trip into space, Aerosmith stopped by Flaming Moes for a cocktail and Bob Goulet memorably performed for one night in Bart's treehouse.

This list includes all musical guests and musicians who have done voice-over work for "The Simpsons." If I've forgotten anyone, leave them in the comments below and I'll add them to the final list!
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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Simpsons Musical Guests and Musician Cameos
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“Stark Raving Dad,” Season 3 Episode 1

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#6 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#2 on The Best Singers of All Time

#2 on The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time

#24 on The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Simpsons Musical Guests and Musician Cameos
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“Flaming Moe’s,” Season 3 Episode 10

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#51 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#13 on The Best Rock Bands of All Time

#18 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s

#14 on The Greatest Live Bands of All Time

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Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Simpsons Musical Guests and Musician Cameos
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“Brush with Greatness,” Season 2 Episode 18

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#97 on The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

#25 on The Best Drummers of All Time

#68 on The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

#10 on The Best Solo Artists Who Used to Front a Band

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Sting is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Simpsons Musical Guests and Musician Cameos
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“Radio Bart,” Season 3 Episode 13

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#97 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#28 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#34 on The Best Singers of All Time

#68 on Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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