Veteran singer/songwriter Tom Waits has landed a guest appearance on The Simpsons.
The star will play himself in the longrunning U.S. cartoon in an episode about the survivalism movement, which involves people making preparations for potential global disasters.
The musician will introduce the show's main character Homer Simpson to a group of "preppers" - people who lay down plans for such events.
Executive producer Al Jean tells TVLine.com, "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."
Waits does not sing in the episode but it is expected fans will instantly recognise his distinctive voice.
The crooner isn't the only star to score a feature on The Simpsons - Justin Bieber will also make a cameo appearance in an upcoming episode of the show, due to air next year (13).