the simpsons

Weezer to Appear on The Simpsons and Will Debut a New Song

Weezer shared a new song, "Hero," dedicated to frontline workers on Wednesday and now the band will be the latest rock band to appear on…
SPIN Staff / May 7, 2020

12 Best Rock Star Cameos on The Simpsons

It's become a badge of honor for athletes, rockers, authors, astronauts, actors, politicians, and pop culture icons to get The Simpsons treatment. And on October…
Jolie Lash / October 13, 2019

Simpsons Composer Alf Clausen Sues Over Age Discrimination

The longtime composer of The Simpsons has sued over his dismissal from the long-running series, saying he was discriminated against because of his age and…
Associated Press / August 6, 2019

Simpsons Episode Featuring Michael Jackson’s Voice Pulled From Circulation

A classic Simpsons episode featuring Michael Jackson’s voice will be removed from circulation, executive producer, James L. Brooks, tells the Wall Street Journal. In the 1991 episode, "Stark…
Julia Gray, Stereogum / March 7, 2019

Matt Groening Confirms That Michael Jackson Really Voiced a Character on The Simpsons

Twenty-seven years ago, Fox premiered an episode of The Simpsons rumored to feature the voice of Michael Jackson. Titled "Stark Raving Dad," the episode allegedly…
Rob Arcand / September 2, 2018

Hank Azaria Says He is Willing to “Step Aside” From Playing Apu on The Simpsons

Hank Azaria appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night and addressed questions about the future of one of the regular characters Azaria…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 25, 2018

The Simpsons Says “What Can You Do?” About Apu Controversy

Following recent criticism that the character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon pushed negative South Asian stereotypes, The Simpsons addressed the controversy on Sunday's episode. In the episode "No Good Read…

Watch a Preview of Ed Sheeran’s Simpsons Debut

Guest-starring on The Simpsons is a rite of passage for many musicians at the peak of their career - everyone from Elton John to Sonic Youth have…
Arielle Gordon / January 2, 2018

Simpsons Creator Matt Groening Has a New Netflix Show Starring Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson

As Variety reports, Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening is the latest big-name industry vet to pen a deal with Netflix.  The partnership between the two…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 25, 2017

Ed Sheeran Will Parody La La Land on an Upcoming Episode of The Simpsons

A lot of people complained about Ed Sheeran's guest spot on Game of Thrones; I thought it was okay. The newest news of Sheeran's small-screen…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 17, 2017

The Simpsons Mock Donald Trump’s First 100 Days In New Short

In a newly released short, The Simpsons have skewered Donald Trump's first 100 days in office. The clip first depicts Donald Trump reading tweets in a…
Emma May / April 27, 2017

A History of ‘The Simpsons’ on Billboard’s Charts

Mmm, charts … Exactly 30 years ago, on April 19, 1987, The Simpsons' first skit appeared on Fox's The Tracey Ullman Show. Minute-long bits aired during…
Xander Zellner / April 19, 2017

Stream the Simpsons’ Hip-Hop Episode Featuring Beyoncé, Spike Lee, RZA, Common, More

If you missed it on Sunday, you can now stream the hip-hop-themed, Great-Gatsby-parodying Simpsons double-episode "The Great Phatsby" via Fox and Hulu. The episode…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 17, 2017

Pharrell Joined ‘The Simpsons’ Last Night For a ‘Happy’ Cameo

Last night, Pharrell took over the Grammys with a somber take on his hit single "Happy," but at the same time, his animated self popped…
Brennan Carley / February 9, 2015

See Judas Priest Atone for ‘Breaking the Law’ on ‘The Simpsons’

Last season, producers for The Simpsons showed off their musical savvy with an impressive list of guest stars. Tom Waits, Sigur Rós, the Decemberists, and…
Kyle McGovern / January 6, 2014
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