Springfield rocks literally. With apologies to Blink-182, the Who, U2, and others who didnt make the cut, here are the shows finest musical moments. By Larry Dobrow, Mike Errico Blender.com, July 2007 14. Aerosmith Episode: Flaming Moe's Its difficult to remember the time when Aerosmith was one of the biggest and coolest bands in the U. S. of Rockin A., especially in the wake of the recent Joe PerrySanjaya A.I. collaboration. But yes, back in 1991, it was so, and all it took for Moe to lure the band onstage was the promise of pickled eggs. 13. Smashing Pumpkins Episode: Homerpalooza Give Mr. Dour some credit: Of all the guest Doh!s in 400-plus episodes of the show, Billy Corgan's is the one that best approximates Homers timing. He also accepts Homers compliment ("Thanks to your gloomy music, my kids have finally stopped dreaming of a future I cant possibly provide") with the gravitas we expect from our million-dollar rock stars: "Well, we try to make a difference." 12. R.E.M. Episode: Homer the Moe Forget that the episode itself isnt all that good you still gotta love the false pretenses under which Homer lures the band to play in his new garage bar ("They think theyre saving the rain forest!") and his tweaked "Its the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" verse: "Leonardo Whats-His-Name/Herman Munster motorcade/Birthday party Cheetos/Pogo sticks and lemonade/Idiotic stupid jerk/Thats right Flanders/I am talking about YOU." 11. Cypress Hill Episode: Homerpalooza Marge is right: Insane in the Brain does sound better with nimble accompaniment by the London Symphony Orchestra.