Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

Tom Waits played four songs at his induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, yesterday:

  • Make it Rain
  • Raindogs
  • House where Nobody Lives
  • Get Behind the Mule (with Neil Young)

A quote from the ceremony:
"They say that I have no hits and that I'm difficult to work with and they say that like it's a bad thing."

Press clippings:
NY Times: Rock ’n’ Rollers Salute Their Own
Yahoo news: Diamond, Cooper, Waits inducted into rock hall
San Diego Union - Tribune: Tom Waits inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Life Magazine

Tom Waits ended his acceptance speech with the words "This has been very encouraging."


Unknown said...

IS there any chance of finding Video footage?? I would kill to see his speech!

Unknown said...

It will be broadcast on FUSE TV on Sunday. I imagine net footage will show up after that. Go to the FUSE TV site for more info.

Unknown said...

I want to watch the video! I missed it last night. Is it anywhere online? Or a transcript of his speech? I wanna see the songs!

Anonymous said...

Here is the speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmI3EC1ElOc

hiway101 said...

So when is he going to be inducted into the jazz or blues halls of fame?

Northender said...

I bow to your superiour youtube skills. I couldn't find this stuff last night.

drshakedown said...

My wife couldn't stop laughing..."This has been very encouraging," this said after he basically said the award was as useless as the key to the city of El Paso. Not sure why Tom even showed up, lots of musicians just don't show...glad he did though, live footage of the man is priceless.