It languished in obscurity for decades before finally finding an audience on YouTube.
Tom Waits took the stage unannounced to help Mick Jagger sing 'Little Red Rooster' during Sunday night's Rolling Stones concert in Oakland, Calif. The rarely-seen singer/songwriter was in top form trading verses with Jagger. It's rare someone steals the spotlight from the legendary frontman, but that's what took place at the Oracle Arena.
Television appearances by Tom Waits are few and far between. That's why we were upset back in April when the publicity-shy songwriter postponed his slots on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' and 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' for unspecified reasons. However, Waits has announced that the dates have been rescheduled.
Recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Tom Waits turns 62 today (Dec. 7). While we have no idea how Tom will spend the big day -- the notoriously publicity-shy singer is the last person in the world we'd expect to share his plans -- we thought it would be a good time to go over some of the highlights of his career. We'll examine what makes him so beloved by his devoted fans, an
Tom Waits reveres Keith Richards -- "there's nobody in the world like him," the eccentric singer-songwriter says of the Rolling Stones guitarist -- so when Waits began to pen songs for his new album, 'Bad as Me,' he recruited Richards to co-write some tunes. None turned up on the final product, though -- perhaps because neither could actually remember the music that they had improvised together.