Miami Sound Machine: 16 Best Musical Guest Stars on 'Miami Vice'

From the Godfather of Soul to the Nuge, here are the more memorable musical greats who graced the iconic Eighties cop show

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5. Ted Nugent ('Definitely Miami,' Season Two)

The Motor City Madman showed up in Vice's second season as Charlie Bassett, a crazed killer who uses his smoking hot, French-accented wife (played by Arielle Dombasle) as bait for a murderous con game. Nugent was uniquely suited for the bombastic role, which coincided with the release of his 1986 album Little Miss Dangerous (two songs from which appeared in the episode). The conservative rocker next appeared in John Cusack and Tim Robbins' underrated 1988 comedy movie Tapeheads but, as with all of his subsequent "roles," he was essentially playing himself.

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