On the literary horizon is an extraordinary book entitled “Waits/Corbijn – Photographs 1977-2010” featuring an array of beautiful artistic images of Tom Waits taken by the renowned photographer Anton Corbijn. Tom Waits and Anton Corbijn are a perfect artist – artist match. Their 30-year collaboration now yields this book of portraits by Corbijn plus more than 50 pages filled up with images/writing by Waits himself. About 220 pages, ≠200 colour and duotone plates, roughly 22 x 30 cm, hardcover. English/German edition.
A selection of Anton’s work from Waits/Corbijn will be on display at De Stadsschouwburg in Amsterdam from Sept 22th to Oct 12th, during the staging of Shakespeare’s Richard III which incorporates music by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan. For info on the last remaining tickets go here. Read More

We just received great news that the 200th issue of MOJO Magazine featuring Tom Waits as guest editor as well as on the cover was the publications biggest selling issue of 2010. Not only that, the issue  was also one of the magazine’s Top 10 sellers of all-time. We can’t help but think it was due to all of you incredibly loyal Tom Waits fans , so we want to offer a heartfelt thank you! MOJO is a great magazine for fanatical music lovers like us and we’re genuinely happy it’s out there spreading the word.
Phil Alexander (Editor-In-Chief, MOJO): “Having Tom Waits guest edit MOJO 200 was a real honour and privilege. The effort he put into guiding the content was remarkable, unique and real. He compiled the CD with care, and by selecting the content he took the readers on a journey that was truly personal. As a fan of the man, I was both thrilled and humbled by the fact that he took the time to help us celebrate a real milestone in the magazine’s history.” Read More

A rare Tom Waits version of the 1965 James Brown soul classic “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag.” Less a cover of the original Brown penned masterpiece than an ingenious and maniacal reinterpretation recorded live in 1987 at Massey Hall in Toronto Canada during the “Frank‘s Wild Years” tour. On stage that night are Tom Waits on vocals, piano, bullhorn, Marc Ribot: guitars, banjos, trumpet, Willy Schwarz (introduced as Willie ‘the squeeze’) on accordion, organ, keyboards, Ralph Carney: saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet, marimba, violin, baritone horn, harmonica, Greg Cohen: upright/ electric bass, box electric and Michael Blair on drums & percussion. Read More