UK metallers Judas Priest have appeared in a new episode of The Simpsons alongside fellow guest stars Seth Rogen and Channing Tatum.

The show, entitled Steal This Episode, aired on January 5 in the US and saw Priest performing their song Breaking The Law with the lyrics changed to "respecting the law" in an attempt to lure Homer Simpson out of Springfield's Swedish embassy where he is hiding from police.

The episode also features Will Arnett, Channing Tatum, director Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen.

Judas Priest join a long list of musicians who have made guest appearances in Springfield including Tom Waits, Smashing Pumpkins, The White Stripes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2, Lady Gaga, Sonic Youth and The Decemberists.