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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...


Flashback: Tom Waits Sings 'Jersey Girl' With Springsteen

August 18, 2015

It's no small irony that "Jersey Girl," one of Bruce Springsteen's most famous songs about New Jersey, was actually written by Tom Waits. It appeared on his 1980 LP, Heartattack and Vine, inspired by his wife Kathleen Brennan. With reference...


Jagger and Swift Sing 'As Tears Go By'

June 4, 2013

Last night in Chicago, the Rolling Stones slowed it down for a special performance of one of the earliest Jagger/Richards compositions, "As Tears Go By." Jagger noted the band hadn't performed the cut in a while, and they were going to do it with...


Tom Waits, Keith Richards Do 'Shenandoah'

January 11, 2013

Who better to team up on an old seafarer's favorite than Tom Waits and Keith Richards, who recorded a version of "Shenandoah" for the upcoming compilation Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys, which Anti- is set to...


Tom Waits Plays 'Raised Right Men'

July 11, 2012

Tom Waits stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night to play "Raised Right Men," a cut from his 2011 album Bad As Me. It's only the second time Waits has played material off the album live, following a performance Monday on the Late Show With...


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 Joins the Rolling Stones Onstage

May 6, 2013

The Rolling Stones had hinted at the possibility of a few surprises on their "50 and Counting" tour, and they produced one last night when Tom Waits joined them onstage to sing "Little Red Rooster" at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The...


Video: Tom Waits, 'Hell Broke Luce'

August 7, 2012

What a build-up: Tom Waits has spent the past week dropping hints about an announcement he had planned for today, and the Web was thick with speculation: Could it be a tour? New music? A concert cruise? Nope. Turns out it was the release...