Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Tom Waits honours Keith Richards with poem: ‘Burnt Toast To Keith’

Tom Waits has written a poem called ‘Burnt Toast To Keith’ to mark Keith Richards’ 80th birthday. It appears in the January 2024 edition of UK magazine Uncut. Available in shops now, or online at their web store

Read the complete poem at Uncut.co.uk.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

‘Tom Waits writing songs again’

Not sure how to interpret this, but according to this piece on Tidal, another Tom Waits album ‘could be closer than you think’: ‘he’s reportedly writing songs again’.

How to Play With Tom Waits: Tom Waits’ collaborators — including Marc Ribot, Tchad Blake, Greg Cohen and others — remember the brilliant madness that went into the maestro’s (newly remastered) Island Records catalog.

Tom Waits introduces Nicolas Cage at SFFilm Awards

Nicolas Cage was presented the Shrem Lifetime Achievement Award for Acting at the SSFilm Awards last week. Tom Waits was the surprise celebrity introducing the actor on that occasion. 

More about the event in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Thursday, December 07, 2023

Happy birthday Tom Waits

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

Saturday, November 25, 2023

London Horse Hospital celebrates Tom Waits with Barney Hoskins and Eva Vermandel

The London arts venue The Horse Hospital celebrates Tom Waits with an evening of 'words, flickering pictures, scratched discs and unspooled cassettes'. The event will be hosted by Travis Elborough and welcomes biographer Barney Hoskins and photographer Eva Vermandel.

Through the looking glasses Presents: A Christmas card from a hooker in Minneapolis on Saturday, 9 December (7-10 pm) at The Horse Hospital (Colonnade, Bloomsbury - London WC1N 1JD)

Friday, November 24, 2023

Tom Waits and Iggy Pop hosting BBC radio show

Tom Waits will be co-hosting a two-hour Iggy Confidential episode with Iggy Pop on BBC's Radio 6 on Sunday December 3rd from 4pm (UK time). 

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Tom Waits reissues: Swordfishtrombones, Frank's Wild Years, Rain Dogs, The Black Rider and Bone Machine

 Tom Waits' Island Records studio catalog is being reissued: you can now get remastered digital, cd and vinyl versions of  Swordfishtrombones, Frank's Wild Years, Rain Dogs, The Black Rider and Bone Machine

The remastering, from the original tapes, was overseen by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan. The five albums are available to stream as of today, vinyl and cd issues should be released in September (Swordfishtrombones, Frank's Wild Years, Rain Dogs) and October (The Black Rider, Bone Machine). Vinyl versions come in regular black and coloured opaque vinyl. 

You can find them at the official Tom Waits store or Norman Records or listen to the streams