Video: Marc Ribot – “Bella Ciao (Goodbye Beautiful)” (ft. Tom Waits) Directed by Jem Cohen. From Songs Of Resistance 1942 – 2018, out now on Anti. It’s always news when Tom Waits does anything. Especially when he records a version of an old anti-fascist resistance anthem from the Italian Civil War. One fine morning I … Continue reading New Marc Ribot and Tom Waits video: Bella Ciao
Video: Tom Waits – “Hell Broke Luce” After some intriguing teaser images, Tom Waits has released his a new video for a song from his 2011 album Bad As Me a day earlier than expected. Directed By Matt Mahurin. Still no word on a tour to promote the album. As a bonus, here’s a couple … Continue reading New Tom Waits Video: Hell Broke Luce
From the December 23, 1995 issue of Billboard. You don’t fuck with Tom Waits.
It’s always a pleasure to see Tom Waits getting freaky in a new video. While it might be possible to argue that he’s been treading a lot of the same ground since 1992’s Bone Machine, he continues to raspily breathe new life into his form. The new album, Bad As Me, sticks to the formula … Continue reading New Tom Waits Video: Satisfied
You know what Tom Waits really loves? The CD players in a car.
Tom Waits is offering a free, eight-song preview of his upcoming live album, Glitter and Doom Live. The way it works is the standard Topspin deal: you submit your email address, and then they email you a link to a 78 MB zip file. You download it, unzip the 320kbps MP3s, listen to them, and … Continue reading Download Eight Live Tom Waits Songs
Beck has started a new thing on his website called Irrelevant Topics that features “conversations between musicians, artists, writers, etc. on various subjects, without promotional pretext or editorial direction.” To kick it off, he offers “Tom Waits x Beck Hansen : Pt. 1,” and it’s a great read. Talking about songs disappearing over the years: … Continue reading Beck interviews Tom Waits
Tom Waits will portray Satan himself in Terry Gilliam‘s upcoming film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. “How do you play the devil?,” muses Waits of his second pairing with the filmmaker. “How do you play an archetype that large, that deep in history? I finally realized that I was just going to have to play … Continue reading Tom Waits Is Satan
NPR‘s All Songs Considered is streaming the July 5 Tom Waits concert at Atlanta’s Fox Theater. I’m listening right now, and it sounds great. 2 hr, 21 min, 41 sec. The oldest songs in the set list are “‘Til the Money Runs Out” and “On the Nickel” off 1980’s Heartattack and Vine. Why’s he gotta … Continue reading Stream Tom Waits in Concert
Tom Waits‘ True Confessions (A conversation with himself) I must admit, before meeting Tom, I had heard so many rumors and so much gossip that I was afraid. Frankly, his gambling debts, his animal magnetism, coupled with his disregard for the feelings of others… His elaborate gun collection, his mad shopping sprees, the face lifts, … Continue reading Tom Waits interviews Tom Waits