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Tom Waits: Our 1985 Interview, Tom Waits for No Man

This article originally appeared in the November 1985 issue of SPIN. Tom Waits has a voice that could guide ships through dense fog.
Glenn O'Brien / July 13, 2019

Jim Jarmusch’s Messy The Dead Don’t Die Is Doomed by Cheap Political Symbolism

At this point, stock zombies of the George Romero vintage are as much a part of our American heritage as apple pie and state-sanctioned genocide. Jim…
Will Gottsegen / June 18, 2019

Check Out the Hilarious Trailer for Jim Jarmusch’s Zombie Movie The Dead Don’t Die

The trailer for the forthcoming star-studded Jim Jarmusch zombie movie dropped Monday morning, and it looks fun. The clip gives a glimpse of Adam Driver,…
Maggie Serota / April 1, 2019

Jim Jarmusch’s New Zombie Film Stars Bill Murray, Iggy Pop, RZA, Tom Waits, More

Jim Jarmusch returns this summer with The Dead Don't Die, a film about zombies, Focus Features announced today. Bill Murray, no stranger to the form, stars alongside…
Tosten Burks / March 27, 2019

Marc Ribot – “Bella Ciao (Goodbye Beautiful)” ft. Tom Waits

Chameleonic and iconoclastic guitarist Marc Ribot is releasing a new album on Friday called Songs of Resistance 1948 – 2018. As the title implies, the LP is a…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 12, 2018

Did Tom Waits Really Steal Jack White’s Watch?

Earlier this week, Jack White performed at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco just days before his free concert at the Tesla factory…
Rob Arcand / August 19, 2018

Tom Waits Cast in Coen Brothers Movie The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs

Tom Waits has been cast in Joel and Ethan Coen’s upcoming movie The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs. Variety reports that the project, which was first announced last year…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / July 25, 2018

Tom Waits Announces New Reissues of His First 7 Albums

Tom Waits has announced new reissues of his first seven albums. Following ANTI-'s reissues of 20 years-worth of music late last year, the label has…
Rob Arcand / January 20, 2018

The 30 Best Tom Waits Songs

Few musicians have captured the emotional complexity of being an American in the 20th and 21st centuries with as much elegance and nuance as Tom…
Adam Rothbarth / December 14, 2017

Listen to a Player Piano Version of Tom Waits’ “Innocent When You Dream” From Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel Lobby

Tom Waits recorded an instrumental version of his song "Innocent When You Dream" for a player piano situated in the lobby of Banksy’s Walled Off…
Stereogum / October 31, 2017

Every Tom Waits Album From the Past 20 Years Is Getting Reissued

Tom Waits and his essential cowriter and collaborator for decades, his wife Kathleen Brennan, are overseeing a set of remastered versions of all the records Waits has released…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 24, 2017

Watch Tom Waits Join Mavis Staples for a Rare Live Performance

Tom Waits hasn't released an album of original material in five years and, according to NME, he hasn't played a live set in two years. However,…
Brian Josephs / September 13, 2017

Watch Four Grizzled Game of Thrones Actors Cover Tom Waits’ “I Hope That I Don’t Fall in Love With You”

The four craggiest Game of Thrones actors circling up campfire-style for a gruff Tom Waits cover might seem too on-the-nose to be true, like a…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 1, 2017

Tom Waits Is Suing a French Theater Company for Using His Music

American singer-songwriter Tom Waits is locked in an unlikely legal battle with French avant-garde circus and equestrian artist Bartabas the Furious (real name Clément Marty), the Guardian…
Anna Gaca / October 8, 2016

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
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