Tom Waits will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC and will be performing a short set at the ceremony. Joining Tom will be Mark Ribot and David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) on guitars, Casey Waits on drums and Larry Taylor on bass. The legendary Neil Young is set to make the introduction and will likely join in. The performance will air exclusively at Fuse TV on Sunday March 20th at 9P/8C
Elton John at ceremony, “If Jackson Pollock could sing, he would sound like Tom Waits.” Read More
Tom Waits has teamed up with The David Lynch Foundation to help launch DLF Music and their ‘Download for Good’ campaign on PledgeMusic.
DLF Music will be releasing exclusive tracks, like Waits’ haunting live recording of “The Briar & The Rose,” as well as works from 16 other artist including Peter Gabriel, Iggy Pop and Moby.
All funds raised from these downloads will go to support the work of DLF in their global outreach, which includes teaching stress-reducing, health-promoting meditation to one million at-risk youth and 10,000 veterans with PTSD. The tracks are available at PledgeMusic along with some great music memorabilia including signed albums, books and artwork.
To find out more, visit the David Lynch Foundation Music here Read More
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In recognition of Tom Waits upcoming honor at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the NPR show Fresh Air will be rebroadcasting Terry Gross’s interview with Tom tomorrow. To find the correct time and station for your area, just go here. The audio will also be posted tomorrow at the NPR site here.
Also look out for Tom in this Sunday’s New York Time’s Magazine! Read More
“Good News! Tom is currently in the studio working on his next album. Stay tuned.” Read More
The presenters for the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony have just been announced and we are immensely pleased to say that Tom Waits will be inducted by none other than the great Neil Young. The ceremony will take place on March 14th at 8:30pm EST at the famed Waldorf-Astoria and be broadcast exclusively on Fuse TV Sunday, March 20 at 9pm ET. Read More