Ten Classic Cartoon Rock Stars

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The Simpsons have had countless musical guests appear in animated form from Paul McCartney to The Ramones to Justin Bieber. Perhaps the most famous example was 1996's Homerpalooza which featured Simpsonized versions of Cypress Hill, Sonic Youth, Peter Frampton, and the Smashing Pumpkins.

Milli Vanilli
A mere two weeks before the duo were exposed for lip-synching and not actually recording their best selling debut album, the duo appeared on The Adventures of Super Mario 3 in an episode titled "Do the Koopa." The duo ironically are credited with providing the voices, even as someone else was singing "Blame it on the Rain" and "Girl You Know It's True." After the scandal broke, the episode was re-edited so Milli Vanilli songs were no longer featured.

Kanye West
In the 2008 music video for "Heartless," West is animated in rotoscope style where everything is filmed and then drawn over. It pays tribute to the 1981 Ralph Bakshi cartoon feature American Pop that was created in the same way.

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