Thursday, January 3, 2013

Tom Waits guests on The Simpsons this weekend

Tom Waits will guest star on The Simpsons this Sunday, January 6 on Fox.

Waits will reportedly play himself as someone who helps introduce Homer to a community of survivalists, according to executive 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,” he says. “Homer becomes a prepper.”

Waits will appear – but won’t sing - in the episode entitled “Homer Goes to Prep School.”

Tom recently snagged a Grammy nomination for “Bad As Me” in the Alternative Album of the Year category. The record features contributions from Flea, Les Claypool, and Keith Richards, who performs on five tracks, including the single, “Satisfied.”

Waits also appears in the new film, Seven Psychopaths.

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