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25 Years Ago: Tom Waits Gets Apocalyptic and Dark on ‘Bone Machine’

Island
Island

Tom Waits always sounded like he was getting ready for the end of the world, even when he was doing that jazzy beatnik thing in the '70s.

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Filed Under: Category: Anniversaries

30 Years Ago: Tom Waits Completes a Long-Burning Project With ‘Franks Wild Years’

Hulton Archie / Getty Images
Hulton Archie / Getty Images

The third album in a trilogy, the songs on 'Franks Wild Years' were also written to be performed in a play Tom Waits created with his wife, Kathleen Brennan.

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Filed Under: Category: Anniversaries, Longform

Could Tom Waits Have Been in ‘Reservoir Dogs’?

Michael Loccisano / Nicholas Hunt, Getty Images
Michael Loccisano / Nicholas Hunt, Getty Images

Quentin Tarantino said that Tom Waits auditioned for the role of Mr. Brown.

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Filed Under: Category: Movies, News

40 Years Ago: Tom Waits Goes Deeper Into Character on ‘Small Change’

Asylum
Asylum

Tom Waits hung out on Los Angeles' skid row to write the songs on 'Small Change.'

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Thrice’s Dustin Kensrue Covers Radiohead, Tom Waits, Miley Cyrus + More on His Upcoming Album

Myriam Santos
Myriam Santos

Listen to Kensrue's take on Tom Waits' 'Down There By the Train' from the upcoming 'Thoughts That Float on a Different Blood.'

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Tom Waits, Lorde + Bastille Will Judge the 2015 International Songwriting Competition

Tom Waits / Lorde / Bastille
Michael Loccisano / Ethan Miller / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Tom Waits, Lorde and Bastille have been revealed as judges for this year’s International Songwriting Competition.

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Watch Tom Waits Send David Letterman Off in Style with New Song ‘Take One Last Look’

Tom Waits on The Late Show with David Letterman
CBS

Tom Waits and David Letterman go back a long way -- longer than most, probably.

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Filed Under: Category: Music, News, Songs, TV, Videos

David Letterman Reveals Final Musical Guests

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Stephen Lovekin/Paul Morigi, Getty Images

Mumford and Sons and Iron and Wine will be among David Letterman's final 'Late Show' musical guests.

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Are Musicals the Mom Jeans of Rock and Roll?

Mike Coppola, Getty Images
Mike Coppola, Getty Images

Rock musicals are big business, but are they really rock and roll?

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Lost & Found: We Love All Things Tom Waits

YouTube
YouTube

We love all things Tom Waits. And if you also love all things Tom Waits, then this is for you too.

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