1. Tom Waits Preps Reissues of His First 7 Albums

    January 22, 2018 5:33 AM EST 0 0 0 Tom Waits has announced new reissues of his first seven albums. Following ANTI-‘s reissues of 20 years-worth of music late last year, the label has shared that it now plans to reissue his earlier Elektra Asylum releases from the ’70s as well. Remast ...

  2. Four 'Game of Thrones' Actors Perform Chill Cover of Tom Waits' 'I Hope That I Don't Fall in Love With You'

    September 01, 2017 1:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 The four craggiest  Game of Thrones  actors circling up campfire-style for a gruff  Tom Waits  cover might seem too on-the-nose to be true, like a scrapped  Jimmy Fallon  sketch idea. In fact, however, it seems to have actually happened, in spontane ...

  3. Soul Sisters Podcast: Rickie Lee Jones Reclaims Her Place in a 'Sexist, Misogynist World'

    November 10, 2016 11:56 AM EST 0 0 0 "What’s interesting about me is who I am, not how I look," says Rickie Lee Jones , aka "The Duchess of Coolsville," on this episode of Soul Sisters . "It’s a sexist, misogynist world, and the business is that way, too." ...

  4. Tom Waits, Wife Kathleen Brennan and John Prine to Be Honored With Songwriting Award

    September 19, 2016 9:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Waits , his wife, Kathleen Brennan, and folk singer John Prine are being honored for their songwriting at a ceremony in Boston. The Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Awards will take place Monday at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and ...

  5. Tom Waits Shares Moving Tribute to Merle Haggard

    April 20, 2016 3:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Waits has penned a touching tribute to the late country great Merle Haggard .  Waits, who grew up around San Diego, not far from where Haggard was born, recalls how his formative years were shaped by the iconic artist. “When I was a teenager I w ...

  6. Those Adele/Tom Waits Lyrical Similarities May Not Be Coincidental

    November 03, 2015 6:59 PM EST 0 0 0 As with seemingly any popular song released in the 21st century, Adele 's "Hello" is now the target of online allegations that it rips off an older song. In this case, commenters are calling out lyrical similarities between Adele' ...

  7. Southside Johnny, the Veteran Jersey Boy from the Same Shore as Springsteen and Bon Jovi

    October 30, 2015 4:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 The fairgrounds in West Springfield, Mass., past the gaudy bright lights of stands selling fried-dough funnel cakes and cream puffs so big they come with instructions on how to eat them (twist gently), Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes are doi ...

  8. Watch Tom Waits Perform a New Song, Chat With Old Pal David Letterman

    May 15, 2015 12:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Said Waits on his website: “I don't know when I will see Dave again. I guess from now on we’ll have to settle for bumping into each other at pilates." Over David Letterman's lengthy run as Late Show host, Tom Waits made a whopping 10 ...

  9. Folk Duo the Well Pennies on Covering the Beatles & Thriving as an Independent Act

    January 22, 2015 11:05 AM EST The husband-and-wife team offers a DIY model to follow as it releases new album 'Endlings.' Harmonizing husband-and-wife duo the Well Pennies broke through with a highly-praised Beatles cover. Now, as it preps its new album Endlings , d ...

  10. Neil Diamond Goes Back to High School for First-Ever Brooklyn Show: Review

    September 30, 2014 3:02 AM EDT After more than 50 years in the business, with over 100 million albums sold and a slew of hits that are heard everywhere from bars to weddings to ballparks, Neil Diamond decided it was finally time to play a concert in his native Brooklyn. And rat ...

  11. Sohn Accuses Audi Of Taking a Free Ride With His Music

    September 24, 2014 6:14 AM EDT Sohn suspects Audi has lifted one of his songs for an ad campaign without permission. No harm. He’s willing to do a swap. The British electro-soul artist caught the commercial for Audi’s A3 Sportback, and his ears tuned into the soundtrack. The tu ...

  12. Death Grips Release Surprise EP Feat. Björk

    June 09, 2014 1:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Death Grips, as they do, dropped a bomb this morning in the form of a new EP which features Björk on every track. Sort of. The Sacramento-based band, which was signed and dropped from major label Epic after a bitter dispute that ended with a phallic ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. ASCAP Taps Tom Petty for Founders Award

    March 20, 2014 5:14 PM EDT Rock veteran to be honored at 31st Annual Pop Music Awards on April 23 in L.A. Tom Petty’s gotta have it…the ASCAP Founder’s Award, that is. The veteran rocker will be honored with the organization’s prestigious Founders Award at its 31st annual P ...

  15. John Hammond, 'Further On Up The Road': Exclusive Song Premiere

    December 10, 2013 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 It's been 50 years since John Hammond, Jr. released his first album. And he can think of no better way to commemorate it than with a new live album that finds him doing what he does best -- playing solo with just his guitar, harmonica and voice ...

  16. Carrie Underwood Joins Rolling Stones On Stage in Toronto

    May 26, 2013 11:57 PM EDT “I just sang with the ‪@RollingStones!” Carrie Underwood tweeted last night following her appearance with the band on “It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll” at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. “Holy cow! I walked off stage and said, "What just happened?!" ...

  17. International Songwriting Competition Awards Joshua Hanson the 'Grand Prize'

    May 01, 2013 6:25 AM EDT The International Songwriting Competition has bestowed its highest honor, the Grand Prize, to Idaho native Joshua Hanson for his song “Monsters With Misdemeanors.” In a statement issued today, ISC founder and director Candace Avery explains the ...

  18. Steven Tyler and Joe Perry to Receive ASCAP Founders Award at 30th Annual Pop Music Awards

    February 20, 2013 4:02 PM EST Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry will be the 36th recipients of ASCAP's Founders Award at this year's Pop Music Awards, it was announced today. The Founders Award is given to artists who "have made exceptional contributi ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 2013 Grammy Awards: Rock, Alternative & Metal Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:18 AM EST icons and upstarts get loud, ambitious, and experimental BEST ROCK ALBUM El Camino The Black Keys Label: Nonesuch Producers: Danger Mouse, the Black Keys Engineer: Kennie Takahashi Mixers: Tchad Blake, Tom Elmhirst The Black Keys took home the bes ...

  21. Jewel Releasing 'Greatest Hits' on Feb. 5

    December 10, 2012 9:00 AM EST -Track Set Will Feature New Duets With Kelly Clarkson, Pistol Annies Jewel is putting the finishing touches on a "Greatest Hits" album due out Feb. 5 -- specifically deciding which of two new songs will be part of the package. "In c ...

  22. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the majo ...

  23. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (Dec. 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major ...

  24. Ray Charles Songs Lawsuit Could Make Major Impact On Copyright Battles

    October 16, 2012 6:50 PM EDT In a battle over rights to Ray Charles' famous songs, the charitable foundation that was bequeathed the singer's money and assets is suddenly in a tough spot, in danger of losing the substantial revenues that "I Got a Woman," & ...

  25. Los Lobos Talk 'Rubic's Cube' of Options for 40th Anniversary

    August 21, 2012 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Until then, band celebrates 20 years since release of classic "Kiko" album Los Lobos celebrates the 20th anniversary of its lauded "Kiko" album this week with three special release, but an even more important milestone -- the gro ...

  26. Tom Waits Reveals 'Hell Broke Luce' Video After Mysterious Campaign: Watch

    August 07, 2012 8:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Waits ' big surprise is a new video. The veteran musician has been leading up to the release of the "Hell Broke Luce" video for a week, teasing fans with a trio of images plastered with "Coming August 7" that wound up be ...

  27. 40 Under 40: Jonathan Cohen

    August 02, 2012 2:56 PM EDT Jonathan Cohen Music Booker, 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' Website: LateNightWithJimmyFallon.com Twitter: @BrainOfJoaCohen Worth Staying Up Since launching three years ago, "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" has exhibited a flair ...

  28. Spotify, Bon Iver, Arcade Fire Take Home First Ever Libera Awards

    June 21, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Bon Iver's self titled release took home the award for Independent Album of the Year (presented by Official.fm) and the Arcade Fire's "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)" won Independent Video of the Year at the first ever ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Bobby Bare Has Deja Vu at Historic Studio

    June 06, 2012 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 It was a scene that made country legend Bobby Bare have a little bit of déjà vu. After all, he had been here before -- many times. "Shame On Me," "Detroit City," "500 Miles Away From Home," and so many others from his R ...

  31. Beggars Group's Martin Mills To Be Honored At A2IM's Inaugural Libera Awards

    May 30, 2012 3:52 PM EDT At the June 21 Libera Awards, Beggars Group founder and CEO Martin Mills will be presented with a lifetime achievement award presented by Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein. The Amercian Association of Independent Music will launch its inaugura ...

  32. Watch Of Monsters And Men Play 'Animal' On The Roof

    May 30, 2012 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The first show Icelandic folk rockers Of Monsters and Men played during their breakout run at SXSW this March was at an Austin, Tex. bike shop packed with singing fans. And though there was perhaps a little more space to maneuver at Mophonics Studio ...

  33. Album Reviews: Joe Walsh, Kelly Hogan, Melody Gardot, and Juanes

    May 23, 2012 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 ROCK JOE WALSH Analog Man Producers: Jeff Lynne, Joe Walsh Fantasy Records/Concord Release Date: June 5 Personal beyond the title's suggestion that the guitar great is a disconnected Luddite, Joe Walsh details his life in songs that touch on his ...

  34. Village People's Victor Willis Speaks Out on Recent Copyright Victory, Trademark Lawsuits

    May 11, 2012 4:54 PM EDT Victor Willis, the songwriter and original lead singer of the Village People, isn't done being a provocative figure in the music business. Fresh off a victory earlier this week in a battle to terminate his share of a copyright to the band ...

  35. Village People Songwriter Wins 'Y.M.C.A.' Rights Case

    May 08, 2012 8:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 A California federal judge has given original Village People singer Victor Willis a big victory in a case that has been closely followed in the music industry. Last year, Willis terminated rights to his share of 33 of the group's songs, includi ...

  36. Village People's Victor Willis Wins Huge Rights Reversion Case Over 'YMCA'

    May 08, 2012 2:44 PM EDT A California federal judge has given Village People original singer Victor Willis a big victory in a case that has been closely followed in the music industry. Last year, Willis terminated rights to his share of the group's songs, including t ...

  37. Melissa Etheridge Writing 'Rock Musical,' Preps Album & Tour

    April 05, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer Working on Follow-up to 2010's "Fearless Love"; Hopes to Release It Later This Year M elissa Etheridge says she has more than 20 songs, "kinda rockin' tunes, soulful tunes, all kinds of stuff" that she's jus ...

  38. Carly Simon To Be Honored by ASCAP

    February 16, 2012 6:22 AM EST Carly Simon will receive the ASCAP Founders Award during the performing rights organization's 29th annual Pop Music Awards on April 18. Backbeat: ASCAP Rhythm & Soul's Grammy Brunch With Ne-Yo, Paul Epworth, Ledisi Simon will be hono ...

  39. Grammys 2012 Backstage: Adele 'Busy Being Happy,' Bon Iver Busy Chewing His Grammy

    February 13, 2012 12:05 PM EST Best New Artist Grammy winner Justin Vernon of Bon Iver biting the hand that...rather his trophy (Getty Images) On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the ...

  40. Grammys 2012: 19 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 13, 2012 12:26 AM EST 0 0 0 On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the Grammy broadcast below. Adele's Big Night : While her millions of fans may have worried about her recovery f ...

  41. TV On The Radio, Battles, Gotye Featured @ 2012 SXSW Film

    February 08, 2012 4:58 PM EST Short films about TV on the Radio, a Chopin piano competition and a lyrical absurdist who the Beatles signed to Apple Records in the 1960s will be screened during the SXSW Film festival in Austin, Texas, March 9-17. The Film Conference and Festiva ...

  42. Retail Briefs: Essential Launches in North America, Iggy Pop On Record Store Day, NARM Honors Brett Gurewitz

    January 25, 2012 10:20 AM EST Essential Music & Marketing Expands to North America Essential Music & Marketing, a U.K. and European indie distribution company, has launched a North American division, which will be headed by Erik Gilbert, who previously was VP of client ...

  43. Morning Heds: Music Biz's 2011 Recovery, Why America Loves Skrillex, Frank Ocean & Def Jam Make Up

    January 06, 2012 8:07 AM EST Music Sales, Show Tickets Rose in 2011 Wall Street Journal The music industry showed signs of potential recovery in 2011, as sales of albums and concert tickets reversed declines, though it would be premature to declare a full-fledged recovery. Th ...

  44. Q&A: Bob Seger on His Greatest Hits and Next Album

    December 01, 2011 4:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Bob Seger , 66, certainly hasn't forgotten how to rock. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the Detroit icon is in the midst of his second North American tour this year. (The run wraps Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, with a make-up date ...

  45. Coldplay Claims Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    November 02, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As expected, Coldplay climbs in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with its third chart-topping set, "Mylo Xyloto," selling 447,000 in its debut week according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Mylo's" bow marks the third largest sale ...

  46. Coldplay Claims Third No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 With 'Mylo Xyloto'

    November 02, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As expected, Coldplay climbs in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with its third chart-topping set, "Mylo Xyloto," selling 447,000 in its debut week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The bow for "Mylo" marks the third-largest sales ...

  47. Coldplay's 'Mylo' Bows Big on U.K. Album Chart

    October 31, 2011 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Coldplay crashed back into the U.K. charts on Sunday (Oct. 30), scoring their fifth No. 1 from five studio releases with "Mylo Xyloto" (Parlophone/EMI). The album set a new weekly digital album sales record and achieved the second-biggest ...

  48. Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto' Will Translate to 'Huge Debut'

    October 29, 2011 11:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Building Chart: Impressive Kelly Clarkson; Tom Waits May Finally Grunt His Way to the Top 10 As previously reported, Coldplay is easily cruising to its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week as "Mylo Xyloto" will top the ta ...

  49. What's the Strategy Behind Coldplay, Tom Waits Bypassing Subscription Services?

    October 27, 2011 7:45 PM EDT As debate about the financial impact of streaming royalties heated up this week, albums released this week by Coldplay and Tom Waits are noticeably absent from leading subscription services. While it is not uncommon to see catalogs of legacy artis ...

  50. Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto' Headed For Top of Billboard 200

    October 26, 2011 9:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Next week, watch for Coldplay 's "Mylo Xyloto" album to easily debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as industry sources suggest the set will sell at least 440,000-450,000 by week's end on Oct. 30. The British band's fi ...

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