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Sungazer is a popular chart-topping hard-driving rock band from the 80s. The band's most popular hit song is "Hopin' For A Dream".


After Covercraft's successful gig at the Springfield Cabbage Festival, the band that Apu idolizes sees the video and invite Apu to perform with them on their tour. At first, Homer is cool with it, but when he sees the success Apu has gotten with Sungazer, he gets angry. At a Sungazer concert in Springfield, he uses a backstage pass to sneak into Apu's dressing room and steal his shirt, but Apu catches him doing it and admits to him that he feels lonely and homesick from Covercraft, so Homer decides to get revenge on Sungazer by poisoning them with Kwik-E-Mart hot dogs. Apu brings out Covercraft back on board and has a good time with his friends, even when they are arrested for food poisoning Sungazer.

The band recently made an appearance in The Simpsons: Tapped Out as separate playable characters during Act 1 of the Homerpalooza 2017 event.


  • Freddy Freeman (Guitar)
  • Shredder Stevens (Guitar)
  • Nick Delacourt (Drums)
  • Peter D'Abbruzio (Keyboard)
  • Grant LeDavid (Lead vocals; formerly; deceased)
  • Apu Nahasapeemapetilon (Lead vocals; temporarily)

Behind the Laughter

  • Nick Delacourt bears a similar resemblance to Guy Fieri.