The band will feature in an episode of the hit cartoon later this year...

REM are to make a guest appearance on ‘THE SIMPSONS’ in November.

The band, who are also planing to return to Europe for promotional activity for their current album ‘Reveal’ later in the year, will visit an LA studio next week to film the episode, which will broadcast in the US around Thanksgiving.

A statement on the official REM website, reads: “Reports have it that Peter, Mike, and Michael were in Athens at their headquarters recently crossing a big X through ‘The Simpsons’ on their running list of things that they hoped to do during the next few years. No word yet on whether or not Bart will appear on the band’s next record…or Homer for that matter.”

REM release their new single ‘All The Way To Reno (You’re Gonna Be A Star)’ on July 30.