How do you know you’ve really made to a super-elite level in music?
When you’re asked to make a cameo appearance on The Simpsons.
This is a pretty exalted list: U2, the Ramones, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Who, Smashing Pumpkins, Rolling Stones, Sting, Peter Frampton, Elvis Costello, Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz, Sonic Youth, Cypress Hill, Tom Petty, Spinal Tap, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Coldplay, Paul McCartney, Sting, REM, the White Stripes, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, 50 Cent, Green Day, The Decemberists and Aersomith.
And let’s not forget Michael Jackson, except that he didn’t appear as himself. Or did he? That’s one of the great Simpsons legends.
Anyway, if you’re looking for a topic for your next playlist…