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 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.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Fox Searchlight Pictures has released a trailer for the upcoming movie The old man and the gun, in which Tom Waits plays a part.


From Fox Searchlight Pictures:
The old man and the gun is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

The old man and the gun should be in theaters on September 28, 2018

Monday, April 02, 2018

Tom Waits working on a new album ...?

According to KCRW radio dj Chris Douridas, Tom Waits is 'at work on a new album'.
You can hear Douridas mentioning this during his last radio show at 01:18:10.