Tom Waits will be making an appearance on The Simpsons tonight, according to an article published on Pitchfork Friday afternoon. The grizzled singer’s role has yet to be revealed, but his distinctive deep, gravely voice will have a part in “Homer Goes to Prep School,” which airs tonight at 8/7 central on Fox.
Pitchfork’s report includes some insight from producer Al Jean, “We did a lot of research into the 'prepper' phenomenon, where people are convinced that some horrible catastrophe-- like an electromagnetic pulse-- is going to occur, and that people will have to survive without the grid. Homer becomes a prepper."
The Simpsons is in the midst of its 24th season, making it the longest running television series in history. The show has included a bevy of musical talent such as Tony Bennett, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney and many more.
Tom Waits’ last album, Bad as Me was released in 2011. The musician has not had a large scale tour since 2008’s Glitter and Doom tour.