According to NME, Tom Waits will join Justin Bieber, Steve Carell, Carrie Brownstein, and Fred Armisen as a featured guest on the upcoming 24th season of The Simpsons. The episode in which Waits is set to appear will debut in December; executive producer Al Jean has summarized the it by saying that "Homer [Simpson] becomes a 'prepper.' 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."
The 62-year-old Waits is also set to appear in this October's black comedy Seven Psychopaths, which stars Colin Farrell. His 17th studio album, Bad as Me, dropped last October.