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Feist Announces Vegetarian Cookbook for Charity

Pleasure: The Meals of An Album Due out December 11

Dec 06, 2017

Feist released a new album, Pleasureback in April via Interscope. Now she has announced a cookbook tied to the album. Pleasure: The Meals of An Album is jointly written by Leslie Feist and Adrienne Amato, who was the chef at the recording sessions for PleasureMore

Listen to David Bowie Impersonate Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, and More in 1985 Recording Session

Bowie Also Does Iggy Pop, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, and Others in "Absolute Beginners" Session

Jan 21, 2016

Back in 1985, when David Bowie was recording his vocals for the theme song to the Julian Temple film Absolute Beginners (which Bowie also acted in), he started messing around in the studio and singing the vocals in the style of other famous singers, including Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, and Anthony Newley. More

Watch: Tom Waits Performs New Song on “Letterman”

Says Goodbye To Longtime Host with New Song "Take One Last Look"

May 15, 2015

Last night Tom Waits was welcomed as the musical guest on the Late Show with David Letterman. More

Jan 08, 2013

Leave it to Johnny Depp to assemble an all-star line-up of musical artists for the purpose of putting together a compilation of sea shanties. More

Aug 07, 2012

After delivering a few cryptic images over the past few days, grizzled singer/songwriter Tom Waits has revealed a new music video featuring his Bad As Me track "Hell Broke Luce." More

Tom Waits Announces “I Breathe Better Under Water”

Now if Only We Knew What That Meant

Aug 02, 2012

Tom Waits is an amphibian! No, wait. That’s probably not right.  More

Tom Waits Hosts Exclusive “Bad as Me” Listening Party

Members of Mailing List Get First Dibs

Oct 17, 2011

Today, Tom Waits gave loyal fans a surprise. As teased out with his album-announcement video (revisit it below), the gravel-voiced troubadour is hosting a private listening party of Bad as Me.  More

Aug 23, 2011

Legendary singer/songwriter and prototype for gravel-swallowing vocalists everywhere Tom Waits has unveiled that he will be releasing his first new studio in seven years. More

News Roundup: Play Basketball with Arcade Fire, Sing Along With David Lynch, Waiting for Tom Waits

Also: New Music from Wavves, Electrelane on Black Cab and Zola Jesus on Daytrotter

Aug 17, 2011

So much news, so little time! Here is a roundup of all the entertainment stories that we didn't have time to post this week.  More

Tom Waits to Release Glitter and Doom

Live LP Includes a Disc of Stage Banter

Oct 12, 2009

Tom Waits fans will have a great stocking stuffer this year because the veteran musician is finally releasing a live album documenting his 2008 Glitter and Doom U.S./U.K. trek. Today, Waits' first ever website fleshed out the minor details. Glitter and Doom is due November 24th via Anti-, and the CD and vinyl will be span two tantalizing discs. More



Reviews

Bad as Me

Bad as Me

ANTI-

Nov 14, 2011

Over the course of nearly four decades, Tom Waits has assumed the roles of a rogues’ gallery’s worth of seedy vagabonds, from big top barker to Burroughs-ian busker, beleaguered bluesman to Bukowski-an boozer.  More

Edited by Paul Maher, Jr.

Tom Waits on Tom Waits: Interviews and Encounters

Published by Chicago Review Press

Aug 05, 2011

Singer/songwriter-thespian-playwright Tom Waits is the definition of idiosyncratic. Over the course of his 40-years career his personal life remained largely hidden from the press and his loyal fans. This book—haphazardly edited by Paul Maher (Jack Kerouac's American Journey)—compiles about 50 interviews with the experimental artist.  More