Saturday, January 02, 2021

Tony Khan buys rights to Ol' 55 as a tribute to Brodie Lee

American businessman and sports executive Tony Khan claims he has bought the rights to the Tom Waits song Ol' 55. The song was used in a tribute to professional wrestler Jonathan (John) Huber, better known as Brodie Lee, who died on December 26, 2020 at the age of 41. In a message on Twitter Khan says he has bought te rights 'in perpetuity' so that tribute 'will last forever'.

Monday, December 07, 2020

Happy Birthday, Tom Waits

 On December 7, 1949, Thomas Alan Waits was born to Jesse Frank Waits and Alma Johnson McMurray.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Tom Waits in new Corbijn book

There's one picture of Tom Waits in Anton Corbijn's new book Mood/mode.

That same picture can also be found in his earlier book Tom Waits '77-'11.


Monday, September 21, 2020

Tom Waits on WHQR's American routes?

Radio station WHQR mentions Tom Waits in the announcement of the new season of its a weekly two-hour program American routes

The program also presents documentary features and artist interviews. Our conversations include Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, B.B. King, Dr. John, Dave Brubeck, Elvis Costello, Ray Charles, Randy Newman, McCoy Tyner, Lucinda Williams, Rufus Thomas, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others. 

American routes airs on HQR 91.3fm from 6-8pm on Saturday evenings. 

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Tom Waits jacket up for auction

 Julien's Auctions is auctioning a 'black neoprene jacket owned and worn by Tom Waits' (size S) and a signed Real gone cd. Proceeds go to Musicares charity relief.  

Estimated price is $2,000 - $3,000, bidding ends on September 9. 

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Tom Waits contributing to new magazine Inque

 Inque, a Kickstarter project seeking to collect $150,000 by August 20, claims Tom Waits has been confirmed to contribute to this new ‘ten-year, ten-issue ad-free magazine’. What Waits' contribution exactly might be, isn't clear yet. 

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Tom Waits on The dead don't die OST

The soundtrack of the Jim Jarmusch movie The dead don't die contains a spoken word track by Tom Waits. It's a short (36 seconds) clip entitled Dialogue 8.