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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

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
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