Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Tom Waits in zombie movie

Tom Waits plays Hermit Bob in the The dead don't die, Jim Jarmusch's upcoming zombie movie.

The dead don't die also stars Adam Driver, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Caleb Landry Jones, Selena Gomez, Danny Glover and Iggy Pop. The film is set to premiere at Cannes this coming May (according to World of Reel) and should be in theatres on June 14.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Matt Mahurin book coming

The book Tom Waits by Matt Mahurin is set for release next October.

Photographer and illustrator Matt Mahurin has worked with Waits for more than 30 years and shot pictures for the artwork of the Mule Variations and Alice albums.

This book includes diverse images, a foreword by Waits, an essay by Mahurin on their longtime collaboration, and 20 original paintings, drawings, photographs, and digital images inspired by Waits's song titles.

Find it on Amazon et al.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tom Waits vs. SiriusXM

Tom Waits is one of the musicians, executives and companies who signed a letter to Liberty Media, corporate parent to SiriusXM about the satellite radio’s opposition to the Music Modernization Act, a bill, which aims to protect recordings released before 1972 from falling out of copyright protection.

We do not want to fight and boycott your company but we will as we have other opponents. 

You can read the letter (and SiriusXM's response) on Variety's website.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Waits and Ribot: Bella ciao

Tom Waits is one of the guests on Marc Ribot's upcoming album Songs of Resistance 1942 – 2018. Waits appears on the song 'Bella ciao', an Italian folk song that got some new-found popularity thanks to the Netflix series Casa de papel.

Songs of resistance is set for release on September 14.

Tom Waits starring in new Coen brothers' film

According to Variety, Tom Waits Tom Waits will appear in the Coen Brothers’ new film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

The 132-minute feature film (originally intended as a 6 part series) will debut at the Venice Film Festival this summer and will arrive on Netflix and in theaters later this year. Tim Blake Nelson, Zoe Kazan, and Liam Neeson also appear in the film.

Friday, June 08, 2018

The Tom Waits Library is back

Good news: the Tom Waits Library is back online at www.tomwaitslibrary.info. A group of Waits aficionados are working to update the old website to a 21st century site and are looking for contributors to make that happen through a crowdfunding effort. Donations will be rewarded with cd's, dvd's and oil-stained t-shirts.

More info about the project at the crowdfunding page.