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Falling Hook, Line, And Sinker For John Lurie’s Fishing With John

It's Weird '90s Week on Stereogum. All week long we're looking at the strangest musical moments and trends of the decade. Check out more here.
Paula Mejia | May 20, 2016 - 11:30 am

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Various Artists: A Tribute To ’90s Tribute Albums

It's Weird '90s Week on Stereogum. All week long we're looking at the strangest musical moments and trends of the decade. Check out more here.
Stephen Deusner | May 16, 2016 - 3:14 pm

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Tom Waits Albums From Worst To Best

Heard through the wall of a neighboring apartment, you might confuse Tom Waits's music with Howlin' Wolf's. Then again, you could just as easily mistake…
James Jackson Toth | September 9, 2013 - 3:29 pm

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Watch Tom Waits’ New Recording Soundtrack Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel Lobby

Tom Waits recorded an instrumental version of his song "Innocent When You Dream" for a player piano situated in the lobby of Banksy's Walled Off…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 31, 2017 - 1:08 pm

Watch Tom Waits’ Surprise Appearance With Mavis Staples Live At Lagunitas

Last night, Mavis Staples performed at the Lagunitas Brewery in California, and she brought out Tom Waits for a rare live performance as a surprise…
James Rettig | September 12, 2017 - 5:15 pm

Watch A Bunch Of Game Of Thrones Actors Cover Tom Waits

If you've ever been on any sort of film set, you know that there's always a whole lot of time spent sitting around and waiting…
Tom Breihan | September 1, 2017 - 9:43 am

Quentin Tarantino Says Tom Waits Auditioned For Reservoir Dogs

This year, Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino's landmark directorial debut, turns 25. And to celebrate, Tarantino recently reunited with stars Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi,…
Tom Breihan | May 1, 2017 - 9:08 am

Justin Vernon, Kathleen Hanna, Nick Cave, Tom Waits Contribute To Book Project Stories For Ways And Means

Stories For Ways & Means is a collaborative art project organized by Waxploitation founder Jeff Antebi that pairs musicians with contemporary painters to come up…
James Rettig | November 28, 2016 - 11:51 am

Tom Waits Congratulates Bob Dylan On Nobel Prize

This morning, Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize In Literature. And now, fellow gravel-voiced eccentric Tom Waits has taken some time away from beefing
Peter Helman | October 13, 2016 - 7:45 pm

Tom Waits In Legal Battle With French Circus Performer

Grizzled weirdo Tom Waits is currently embroiled in a legal battle with French circus performer Bartabas The Furious. That kind of sounds like a joke,…
Peter Helman | October 8, 2016 - 5:40 pm

Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan To Receive Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Awards

The writers' group PEN, the same literary entity that hands out the PEN / Faulkner Award every year, has put together an elite group that…
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2016 - 11:48 am

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Various Artists: A Tribute To ’90s Tribute Albums

It's Weird '90s Week on Stereogum. All week long we're looking at the strangest musical moments and trends of the decade. Check out more here.
Stephen Deusner | May 16, 2016 - 3:14 pm

Tom Waits Cast In Hulu’s Supernatural Drama Pilot Citizen

Tom Waits is bringing his unique screen presence to Citizen, Hulu's new supernatural drama pilot from Me And Earl And The Dying Girl director Alfonso…
Peter Helman | April 6, 2016 - 10:55 pm

Stream Tom Waits & Lucinda Williams’ Blind Willie Johnson Covers From New Tribute Album

Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams, Sinéad O'Connor, and more have contributed new covers to God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson, a tribute…
James Rettig | February 15, 2016 - 11:06 am

Watch Tom Waits Debut “Take One Last Look” In His Final Letterman Appearance

David Letterman has long been a champion of deeply strange American voices, as you know if you've ever seen footage of him interviewing Captain Beefheart.
Tom Breihan | May 15, 2015 - 8:41 am

David Letterman’s Final Weeks Of Musical Guests Include Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Dave Matthews Band

Considering he's been a late night host for over three decades, surely David Letterman wants to go out with a bang. Though he announced the
Caitlin White | April 13, 2015 - 12:39 pm

HSY – “Goin’ Out West” (Tom Waits Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Canadian hardcore band HSY smacked us with the A-Side to their 7" "Sally" last month, teasing a Tom Waits cover as the B-Side. Today, the…
Collin Robinson | March 11, 2015 - 11:02 am
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