Tom Waits

  1. Tom Waits Signs With WME, First Music Agent in 20 Years

    March 31, 2014 9:15 AM EDT For the first time in more than two decades, Tom Waits has signed with an agency. William Morris Endeavor now represents the legendary singer-songwriter, composer and actor in all areas. He is managed theatrically by The Schiff Company.  Relate ...

  2. Talent Manager Gerald Harrington Jr. Dies

    February 15, 2013 9:33 PM EST Gerry Harrington Jr., a talent manager who represented the likes of Tom Waits, Nicolas Cage and Sylvester Stallone, died Feb. 9 of a heart attack at his home in Los Angeles. He was 50. Harrington most recently managed Mick Jones’ band Big Audio D ...

  3. Out Of Synch

    June 21, 2012 7:45 PM EDT Sound-Alike TV Ads Cause Major Controversy In early June, just as Beach House was enjoying a top 10 debut for its new album, "Bloom," the Baltimore indie band was also getting ready to do battle. After learning that a new Volkswagen ad a ...

  4. Rock Hall Inducts Neil Diamond, Tom Waits, Leon Russell, Darlene Love, Others

    March 15, 2011 7:17 AM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony is the only place you'd find Bruce Springsteen as just one member of a 21-piece backup band. The rock hall's latest class brought together Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Wa ...

  5. New Norah Jones Album Due In November

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Norah Jones will move away from jazz roots on her fourth studio album, due in November on Blue Note Records, her label announced today (Aug. 20). Producer Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse) is working with Jones on the a ...

  6. Ex-Tom Waits Manager Sues Author, Random House

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Herb Cohen, former record executive and manager for Tom Waits has sued journalist Barney Hoskyns and Random House, his publisher, for $1 million over claims allegedly made in Hoskyns' "Lowside of the Road, A Life of Tom Waits." The ...

  7. Touring Panel Forecasts Bleak Fall Concert Season

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite strong midyear tour grosses from Bon Jovi, Spice Girls and the Police, among others, some concert industry observers are predicting that high fuel prices and the struggling U.S. economy will negatively impact the fall touring season. " ...

  8. Ticketmaster Goes Paperless For Waits' Tour

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster is introducing its new paperless ticketing service in conjunction with the May 16 on-sale for Tom Waits' 13-date "Glitter And Doom" tour, which begins June 17 at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix. Fans who order concert ti ...

  9. Fame Game For Scarlett Johansson

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Scarlett Johansson describes the recording of her Tom Waits covers album, "Anywhere I Lay My Head," as an "intimate experience—almost private, in a way." Of course, when you're an actress, Louis Vuitton model and occasiona ...

  10. Waits Settles Opel Ads Dispute

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Gravel-voiced singer-songwriter Tom Waits has settled his lawsuit against German carmaker Adam Opel AG and its advertising agency McCann for using a sound-alike in a series of TV commercials. Waits will donate his net settlement proceeds to an unn ...

  11. Waits Wins Spanish Appeal On Ad Sound-Alike Case

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought against car manufacturer Volkswagen-Audi and production firm Tandem Campany Guasch. Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought again ...

  12. Waits Wins Spanish Appeal On Ad Sound-Alike Case

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought against car manufacturer Volkswagen-Audi and production firm Tandem Campany Guasch. Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought again ...

  13. Tom Waits Sues Over Soundalike

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Tom Waits is suing car manufacturer Adam Opel AG and ad agency McCann Erickson Deutschland in Frankfurt, Germany, for using a perfect imitation of the singer's voice in a series of c Singer-songwriter Tom Waits is suing car ...

  14. Tom Waits Sues For Voice Imitation

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Tom Waits is suing car manufacturing giant General Motors (GM) and ad agency McCann Erickson in Frankfurt, Germany, for using a perfect imitation of the singer's voice in a series of Singer-songwriter Tom Waits is suing car ...

  15. Tom Waits Sues For Voice Imitation

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Files suit against General Motors, ad agency. Singer-songwriter Tom Waits is suing car manufacturing giant General Motors (GM) and ad agency McCann Erickson in Frankfurt, Germany, for using a perfect imitation of the singer's voice in a serie ...

  16. Waits Questions Download Royalties

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A suit filed by Tom Waits' Third Story Music against Warner Music Group seeks to set the record straight on whether a label that provides recordings for digital downloads is licensing masters or selli NEW YORK -- A suit filed by Tom Waits ...

  17. Waits Sues WMG Over Download Payments

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Suit seeks definition of licensing vs. sales. Tom Waits’ Third Story Music sued Warner Music Group May 31, seeking a court declaration of whether providing recordings for digital downloads should be classified as a license or a sale. The complaint ...

  18. Waits Sues WMG Over Download Payments

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Suit seeks definition of licensing vs. sales. Tom Waits’ Third Story Music sued Warner Music Group May 31, seeking a court declaration of whether providing recordings for digital downloads should be classified as a license or a sale. The complaint ...

  19. Diana Krall

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The contemporary jazz artist invokes Tom Waits on her latest genre-defying single. The contemporary jazz artist invokes Tom Waits on her latest genre-defying single. News Tom Waits ...

  20. Tom Waits Adds To Money Flood From Licensing Suit Series

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Spanish court decision in favor of Tom Waits marks the fourth time the gravel-larynxed singer-songwriter has won a court victory in his ongoing campaign to protect his unique vocal style and composi LOS ANGELES--A Spanish court decision in favor ...

  21. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...

  22. Waits Wins Legal Battle Over Sound-Alike TV Ad

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tom Waits has won a legal battle against a Spanish production company which he accused of wrongfully misappropriating his vocal styles in a sound-alike TV ad. Tom Waits has won a legal battle against a Spanish production company which he accused o ...

  23. Amazon Offers Exclusive Coppola Footage

    February 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rare footage of the making of Francis Ford Coppola's 1982 film "One From the Heart" is now available exclusively at Amazon.com. Rare footage of the making of Francis Ford Coppola's 1982 film "One From the Heart" is no ...

  24. Francis Ford Coppola To Launch DVD Label

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Director Francis Ford Coppola is starting a video imprint, American Zoetrope DVD, with the Jan. 27 release of his 1982 musical "One From the Heart." The title is being distributed by San Francisco-bas Director Francis Ford Coppola is sta ...