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9 Great Cameos from Musicians on 'The Simpsons'

on August 31, 2014

The cultural impact of The Simpsons is immeasurable, as you can tell from checking out Joey "Sideshow Joe" DeGroot's list on the number of bands that named songs (or themselves) after references to the animated classic. Celebrities of all stripes realize the kind of power that such a program packs so they'll readily appear as guest stars. The number of musical guests in the history of The Simpsons is huge, but we've whittled it down to nine of the best in honor of the current marathon of every episode currently happening on FXX.

Green Day on The Simpsons Movie

Playing a rock 'n' roll version of

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The 100 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1994

on August 26, 2014

From Beck to Bush, the bubble-grunge, pop-punk, and trip-hop that made '94 classic by SPIN Staff In 1994, the distinction between "mainstream" and "alternative" evaporated. Green Day and the Offspring brought hook-heavy punk to the Billboard charts, middle-of-the-road acts such as Soul Asylum and Live helped calcify "alt-rock" into a blockbuster radio format, and Nirvana's fate as future classic-rock legends was sealed with Kurt Cobain's death. Beck rebranded "loser" as a badge of honor and Trent Reznor said he wanted to... well, you know.

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on August 26, 2014

Billie Joe posted some photos of his guitar "Blue" on Instagram. Check 'em out: HERE

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on August 16, 2014

In case you missed it Billie Joe performed with Jesse Malin on Thursday night at The Viper Room in Hollywood.

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Trombone Shorty Did a Long Jazzy Green Day Cover at Lollapalooza

on August 11, 2014

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue played a characteristically great set at Lollapalooza this past Sunday. One of the highlights for me — if you feel like playing Where’s Waldo, you can find me in about the 8th row wearing a red Wisconsin hat — was this long cover of Brain Stew by Green Day.

Full article at The Big Lead: HERE