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Steve Earle Covers Tom Waits For The Wire

Kanye’s Connect Four thrashing was our excuse to bring up The Wire yesterday. Today’s excuse: Tom Waits and Steve Earle. Show obsessives (there are no casual fans, here) know that Steve plays recurring character Waylon, the former addict who’s taken a shine to (now-clean!) Bubbles, but Earle ups his involvement for the urban drama’… More »

By: Stereogum / January 4, 2008 - 12:06 pm

The Daily Show Upgrades Its Web Presence

After 10+ years of The Daily Show and piggybacking on-line as part of the Comedy Central site, Jon Stewart and friends finally have their own bona fide web address. It launched yesterday at noon EST and is set to include almost a complete archive of past episodes chopped into various clips, but as of today… More »

By: Stereogum / October 19, 2007 - 6:30 pm

New Tom Waits’s Nanny – “Intelligentactile 101″

Couple of things worth noting about Jesca Hoop: Stewart Copeland bangs his drums on one track, she’ll be opening for the Polyphonic Spree during the month of shows from 6/23-7/23, she’s got a slightly left-of-center take on hummable pop, and she took care of Tom Waits’s kids. Bloggable by any stretch, that.

During… More »

By: Stereogum / June 21, 2007 - 1:02 pm

Queens Of The Stone Age Cover Tom Waits

Josh and the gang are making a deluxe package out of their release of “Sick, Sick, Sick,” the first single from the single-loaded Era Vulgaris (how good are “Make It Wit Chu,” “3’s & 7’s,” and “Into The Hollow”?). And it’s considerably less vain than LCD’s party for “All My Friends”; rather than get a… More »

By: Stereogum / June 6, 2007 - 11:57 am

ScarJo Talks Tom Waits

Following up on our Tom Waits Talks ScarJo post (we’re so comprehensive!), Vogue sits with the “criminally sexy” (per Woody Allen, sounding pervy without even trying) actress in a fawning piece discussing her body, her lips, her friendship with Natalie Portman, and her highly anticipated (anyone?) turn as Tom Waits cover girl:Some fans may have… More »

By: Stereogum / March 28, 2007 - 8:59 am

Tom Waits Finally Settles

Way back in September ’05, we mentioned the lawsuit Tom Waits initiated over an ad campaign run by a German division of GM, mimicking his vocal style without permission. And we ran a Tom quote on the issue, just ’cause he’s so damn clever:”Apparently,” Waits said, “the highest compliment our culture grants nowadays is to… More »

By: Stereogum / January 25, 2007 - 5:39 pm

Tom Waits Jokes With Jon Stewart, Dave Letterman

Another reason to love Jon Stewart: He’s (almost) visibly nervous to chat with Tom Waits! The iconic troubadour did the NYC talk show circuit this week, hitting Letterman on Monday and stopping by the Daily Show yesterday afternoon. Tom’s appearance wasn’t all talk, though. Here’s his performance of Real Gone’s “Day After Tomorrow,” with the… More »

By: Stereogum / November 29, 2006 - 1:44 pm

Tom Waits Talks ScarJo

As part of the press push for Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards, a three-disc collection of new and rare Waits, the gravel-throated troubadour took a call from Pitchfork to discuss everything from Missy Elliot, the desire for vocal gravitas, and his interest “in the minutiae of things.” But the part about Scarlett is great; chance… More »

By: Stereogum / November 27, 2006 - 11:16 am

Cold War Kids In Covers

Roll over, Johansson. Between Hollywood starlets and blog buzz bands, Tom Waits is getting serious cover love these days. This time, it’s CWK paying respect, with a raw, guitar-voice-drums take on “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up,” as part of the free six-song web EP Benefit At The District. Here, Nathan avoids Waits’s gravely affectation, but… More »

By: Stereogum / October 26, 2006 - 4:00 pm

Scarlett Johansson Covers Tom Waits

More starlets releasing albums! Yay! Fox News reports that, this time, it’s Esquire’s sexiest woman alive, who’s releasing an album of Tom Waits covers on Rhino Records’ Atco label. Cooler than writing a bunch of craptastic tunes and weathering the inevitable criticism. Or duetting with Meat. Mark yer calendars, Scarlett Sings Tom Waits is looking… More »

By: Stereogum / October 16, 2006 - 12:14 pm

New Tom Waits – “You Can Never Hold Back Spring”

Another great new tune from the 3 CD Orpans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards. Enjoy.

Tom Waits – “You Can Never Hold Back Spring” (MP3)

PREVIOUSLY: Tom Waits – “Bottom Of The World” (MP3)… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 3, 2006 - 5:55 pm

New Tom Waits – “Bottom Of The World”

From the three CD Orpans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards (11/21 on Anti). Waits says:?Orphans are rough and tender tunes. Rhumbas about mermaids, shuffles about trainwrecks, tarantellas about insects, madrigrals about drowning. Scared, mean, orphans songs of rapture and melancholy. Songs that grew up hard. Songs of dubious origin rescued from cruel fate and now left… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 19, 2006 - 2:41 pm

Tom Waits High School Yearbook On Ebay

You see this a lot for teen stars, but 1966 celebrity yearbooks are a rarity on the auction site. I love how the description says, “It has 225 pages of great text and photos” as if the winning bidder is going to read the whole thing. (Via Boing Boing.)

You still have… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 14, 2006 - 11:34 am

Tom Waits To Sue

Before Britney Spears was born, there was this really great singer-songwriter named Tom Waits. Known for his delivering his saloon songs in an easily identified gravelly voice, he would go on to be one of the most creative artists of our time. He’s also really funny, as numerous appearances on Letterman have shown. More »

By: jed / September 15, 2005 - 12:21 pm

Coffee & Cigarettes

Saw the new Jim Jarmusch movie last night. Parts were slow, but some of the vignettes were so memorable I ultimately recommend you see it. RZA, GZA, and Bill Murray’s sketch was hilarious. Steve Coogan and Alfred Molina shared an engrossing scene that had a beginning, middle, and end, unlike many of the other bit… More »

By: Stereogum / May 20, 2004 - 9:01 am
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