According to this newsletter, dated April 28, Brain Manita will be playing on drums.
The ANTI- newsletter:
There will be a brand new Tom Waits album Later this year...here is a
message from Tom about the record:
"Hello good people. We are currently recording a new record in an old schoolhouse in Yreka, Missouri, because there's nothing like fresh material.... all new tunes by Kathleen Brennan and myself to come out in the fall. No title as of yet. We worked with Larry Taylor on bass and guitar, Mark Ribot on guitar and tres, Brain Manita on drums, Casey Waits on percussion and turntables, Les Claypool on electric bass and Harry Cody on guitar. Feelin' good about it all. Songs about Mama, liquor, trains and death. Politics, rats, war, hangings, dancing, pirates, farms, the carnival and sinning. In other words, the same 'ol dirty business; we'll see you down the road."
(Thanks to Mikael B. for forwarding the newsletter)