Reportedly, the writers wanted them to appear in the episode "Barting Over." But the producers wanted a more "current" band, so Blink-182 got the part instead.
This is just a rumor I heard, but it's entirely plausible.
"I have tasted you Minnesota, and Minnesota you are tasty."
1997.10.11 - St Paul, MN [Roy Wilkins Auditorium]
1998.12.01 - Minneapolis, MN [First Ave.]
1999.05.30 - Somerset, WI [Float Rite Park]
2000.11.29 - St. Paul, MN [Roy Wilkins Auditorium]
2004.05.11 - Minneapolis, MN [First Ave.]
2005.07.24 - Minneapolis, MN [HHH Metrodome]
2009.06.19 - St. Paul, MN [Roy Wilkins Auditorium]
2010.07.05 - St. Paul, MN [Harriet Island]