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Hear David Bowie Imitate Springsteen, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed

January 21, 2016

David Bowie impersonated a number of his peers, including Bruce Springsteen, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Tom Waits and Anthony Newley, on a newly unearthed 1985 outtake recorded around the time of his single "Absolute Beginners." For each version of the track,...


Tom Waits Talks Stonehenge Moles in Animated Interview

September 29, 2015

Tom Waits gave a wide-ranging, bizarre interview around the release of his 1988 album Big Time, and now PBS has animated it as part of its imaginative Blank on Blank series. Topics in the chat included the singer-songwriter's habit of laughing...


Is Ticketmaster's New Resale Program Helping or Hurting Fans?

May 27, 2014

After years of trying to compete with StubHub, eBay and other companies in the multibillion-dollar ticket-scalping market, Ticketmaster has boosted its new TM+ resale program to the point that 90 percent of the company's events are sold in that manner....


Arcade Fire Headed to 'Colbert Report'

October 17, 2013

Indie-rock giants Arcade Fire will appear on The Colbert Report this Monday, October 21st, a representative for Comedy Central confirmed to Rolling Stone. The group will be promoting its upcoming fourth LP Reflektor and will perform as...


Rolling Stones Tap Brad Paisley for Philadelphia Show

June 13, 2013

Country star Brad Paisley will take the stage with the Rolling Stones on June 18th for the first of their two shows at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Inside 'Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction' The Stones made the announcement yesterday...


Tom Waits to Appear on 'The Simpsons'

August 26, 2012

Tom Waits is set to make a guest appearance this fall on an episode of The Simpsons, TV Line reports. The gravel-voiced singer will play himself as a survivalist who introduces Homer Simpson to a community of "preppers" preparing to live off the grid...


Tom Waits Teases Announcement With Mysterious 'Pirate' Photo

July 31, 2012

A very mysterious press release from Tom Waits landed in our inboxes this morning at exactly 10 a.m. The subject line reads: "Tom Waits: Permission to Come Aboard," and attached is a photo of the songwriter dressed as a pirate, complete with an eyepatch...


Digest: Green Day Announce Live Album Details; Rihanna Reveals Her Favorite Things

January 13, 2011

Green Day Announce Live Album DetailsEarlier this week, Green Day teased fans with a trailer for their new live CD/DVD set Awesome As Fuck. Now they have released details for the discs, due out March 22nd. The CD will include selections from every stage...


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: The 2011 Nominees

September 28, 2010

Later this morning, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will announce their 2011 ballot. Rolling Stone can confirm that it includes first-time nominees Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Donovan and Neil Diamond, plus previously nominated acts LL Cool J, J....


"Dr. Parnassus" Trailer Starring Heath Ledger, Tom Waits Debuts

August 11, 2009

The trailer for director Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus debuted today, providing us with a sneak preview of Heath Ledger's last turn on the big screen. You can watch the trailer above and try to figure out what exactly...


How Scarlett Johansson and David Bowie Got Together

February 13, 2008

Last year Scarlett Johansson and TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek took a road trip from Los Angeles to Lafayette, Louisiana with a unique mission: to record an entire album of Tom Waits covers. Actress Johansson, who has been singing since she was little...


Watch Tom Waits Perform Letterman Ode 'Take One Last Look'

May 15, 2015

UPDATE: Bob Dylan will make a rare late night TV appearance – and his first Letterman musical guest spot in 22 years – when he performs on the May 19th penultimate episode of Late Show With David Letterman. Dylan last...


Tom Waits Steals the Bridge School Benefit

October 28, 2013

The crowd was a little restless by the time Tom Waits took the stage at the second night of the Bridge School Benefit. Temperatures were frigid throughout the entire day, but the winds picked up after the sun went down, leaving many folks shivering under...


50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

July 31, 2013

Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, Rolling Stone asked a panel of writers, industry figures and artists – from Lars Ulrich of Metallica to Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes – to vote on their favorite live performers right now. To be...


Q&A: Bad Religion's Brett Gurewitz on Punk-Rock Ethos and Meeting Elton John

January 21, 2013

Southern California punk heroes Bad Religion have long matched the ferociousness of their riffs with lyrical profundity. On their sixteenth album, True North, out tomorrow, the band steamrolls through 16 songs in an economical 35 minutes and covers such...


British Pop Star Paloma Faith on Conquering America, 'Dating' Tom Waits

August 10, 2012

Like so many of her countrymen before her, the British pop singer Paloma Faith is determined to conquer America. However, like fewer of them, she arrives on our shores with a ringing endorsement from Satan. "I was the devil's girlfriend, which is the...


Tom Waits to Release New Album 'Bad As Me' in October

August 23, 2011

Tom Waits has announced that Bad As Me, his 20th studio album, will be released by Anti- Records on October 25th. The record will be available in a basic 13-track edition as well as a deluxe version with three bonus songs. "Bad As Me," the album's first...


The New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

December 14, 2010

The votes are in and next year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class will include Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Darlene Love and Dr. John. Leon Russell will be receive The Award For Musical Excellence (formerly the sideman category) and industry...


More Top Stories: Tom Waits, Jane's Addiction

August 31, 2010

Tom Waits Photo Book Out October 29th Over three decades, photographer Anton Corbijn has shot hundreds of portraits of Tom Waits. On October 29th, 200 of those photographs will be showcased in Waits/Corbijn 1977-2010, paired with lyrics from throughout...


Beck Launches "Irrelevant Topics" Interview Series With Tom Waits

July 8, 2009

Beck's ever-changing official Website welcomed a new feature yesterday called Irrelevant Topics, where the rocker hosts completely random and topic-spanning conversations with fellow musicians, writers and artists. For his first chat, Beck recruited fellow...