The worlds of music and video games collided long before recent hits such as 'Guitar Hero' and 'Rock Band' ever came along. Sometimes, limited graphic capabilities and contrived gameplay got tangled together in a cheesy mess, but every so often the results were incredible.

Either way, at least there are a handful of bands that have been smart enough to exploit a video game connection to earn more fans and find another outlet for their music. Along with our partner sites -- Loudwire, Arcade Sushi, TheDrop.fm, ScreenCrush and StarCrush -- we're checking out some of the best celebrity appearances in video games. So take your hand off your joystick and click the button below to begin our look at the list of rock star video game cameos.