Posts tagged "tom waits"

Tom Waits Pays Tribute to Departing David Letterman on New Song

Celebrated weirdo Tom Waits (whose 1985 Rain Dogs album SPIN recently named one of the 300 greatest of the last 30 years) and talk show…
Dan Weiss / May 15, 2015

David Letterman Confirms Musical Guests for Final ‘Late Show’ Episodes

Treasured late-night host (and friend to dancing musicians everywhere) David Letterman has announced the last round of acts for his final 28 episodes of the Late Show. Perhaps…
Rachel Brodsky / April 13, 2015

Bob Dylan Gives Impassioned MusiCares Speech About Critics and Heroes

Over the weekend, Bob Dylan was honored as the MusiCares Foundation's — part of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which puts on…
Brennan Carley / February 9, 2015

Interactive Chart Pits Thom Yorke’s Vocal Range Against Mariah Carey’s

UPDATE: Axl Rose himself has reponded as a result of our sharing this story. Read his letter below, in which he names his own favorite…
Colin Joyce / May 19, 2014

Bridge School Benefit 2013 Performances: Watch Arcade Fire, Tom Waits, and More

Neil Young's 2013 Bridge School Benefit is over, but video from the annual charity show is streaming now. The lineup for the concert featured Queens…
Marc Hogan / October 28, 2013

Arcade Fire, Tom Waits Hop Onto Bridge School Benefit 2013 Lineup

Arcade Fire will shine their Reflektors at this year's Bridge School Benefit. The indie-rock heavyweights have been added to the lineup for Neil Young's annual…
Kyle McGovern / October 15, 2013

Positively Charged: Thom Yorke’s 20 Biggest Influences

A map of Thom Yorke's mind must make room for masters of electronic music and barroom balladeers, sci-fi doomsayers and tragic teens, ancient wisdom and…
Daniel Kreps / February 22, 2013

Grammys 2013: Who Should Win the Categories You Actually Care About

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards are almost upon us! Hey, we'd love to help you with your office pools and living-room side bets with some…
Christopher R. Weingarten / February 8, 2013

Tom Waits Mugs Like a ‘Handsome Gravedigger’ in Limited-Edition Photo Book

Tom Waits' weathered visage will grace the many, many pages of a collaborative decades-spanning photography book from famed photographer-slash-director Anton Corbijn this spring. The pop-visionaries…
Kyle McGovern / January 15, 2013

Tom Waits, Uh, Waits for the Apocalypse on ‘The Simpsons’

Tom Waits lent his gravelly bark to The Simpsons for a January 6 episode titled "Homer Goes to Prep School" and now the entire broadcast…
Kyle McGovern / January 14, 2013

Tom Waits and Keith Richards Unveil Swashbuckling ‘Shenandoah’ Cover

This isn't Tom Waits and Keith Richards' first time on the high seas together. The Rolling Stones co-founder has played guitar on three of Waits'
Marc Hogan / January 9, 2013

Johnny Depp Ropes Tom Waits, Courtney Love, Iggy Pop for Pirate-Themed Album

Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp has drafted Tom Waits, Keith Richards, Patti Smith, Courtney Love, Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, and more for an upcoming…
Kyle McGovern / December 5, 2012

Tom Waits Takes Downtown Train to Springfield for ‘Simpsons’ Cameo

As if to counter Simpsons fans' "collective d'oh!" upon learning that Justin Bieber would be making an appearance sometime next season, the show's producers have…
Kory Grow / August 27, 2012

Tom Waits Calls Bleak ‘Hell Broke Luce’ Video ‘Uplifting and Fun’

Over the past few weeks, gravel-throated underground rock icon Tom Waits has been releasing teaser images to something, including one where he is wearing an…
Kory Grow / August 7, 2012

Paloma Faith: Everything You Need to Know About the U.K.’s Sassy Pop Star

She's sassy: Paloma Faith has no problem speaking her mind. "This place is full of wankers," says the burgeoning British pop star, speaking at a…
Taylor Berman / June 21, 2012

Tom Waits, ‘Bad as Me’ (Anti-)

It's rare to call anyone's 17th album urgent, but it feels like rocking fast and getting to the point never even ?occurred to Tom Waits…
Dan Weiss / October 24, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: St. Vincent Unplugs, Covers Tom Waits

There's a reason why SPIN chose Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, as the cover subject for our September Style Issue: Her electrifying on-camera presence and…
SPIN Staff / August 30, 2011

Tom Waits Returns With New Album, Drops Single

Tom Waits will return this fall with a new album, Bad as Me, the legendary singer-songwriter's first set since 2006's three disc Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers…
Kevin O'Donnell / August 23, 2011

St. Vincent Delivers Rowdy Tom Waits Cover

St. Vincent's Annie Clark is no stranger to reinventing classic rock songs. The singer-guitarist brought down the house at the recent Our Band Could Be…
Kevin O'Donnell / July 15, 2011

SNEAK PEEK: 10 Rock Musicals to Watch Out For

Green Day's Broadway version of American Idiot, which closes this week, has pleased audiences and grossed more than $38 million, so it's no wonder that…
Dan Jackson / April 21, 2011
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