*NSYNC SET SIGHTS ON SPRINGFIELD

The pop sensations get ready to give budding pop star Bart some friendly advice...

*NSYNC are confirmed to appear in a future episode of ‘THE SIMPSONS’, following in the footsteps of Aerosmith, KID ROCK, THE RAMONES and labelmate BRITNEY SPEARS.

According to [url=]www.mtv.com, the quintet recorded their voices on 12 September for use in an episode entitled ‘New Kids On The Blecch’, scheduled for US transmission in February 2000. ‘The Simpsons’ producer Bonnie Pietilia confirmed that the sessions were also videotaped.

In the episode, Bart Simpson forms a boy band called Party Posse with friends Nelson, Ralph and Milhouse, and are given advice on the night of their debut performance by *NSYNC, who just happen to drop by.

Other artists to have been immortalised in yellow include Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Cypress Hill, while it was announced earlier this month that Beck is due to make an appearance on ‘Futurama’, the latest project of ‘The Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening.

Meanwhile the second leg of *NSYNC‘s record-breaking ‘No Strings Attached’ tour kicks off next week at the Charlotte Coliseum in North Carolina. The tour continues until 1 December, taking in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Toronto, Las Vegas, San Diego and the boys’ hometown of Orlando.