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Tom Waits gets Grammy nomination for ‘Bad As Me’

Tom Waits, rock hall-of-famer and longtime Sonoma County resident, popped up on the Grammy Awards nominations list last week. Waits was nominated in the best alternative album category for “Bad As Me,” a collection of reinvented roots and rock, and his first studio album of all new music in seven years. Other nominees in the alternative album category are M83 for “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming,” Björk for “Biophilia,” Gotye for “Making Mirrors,” and Fiona Apple for “The Idler Wheel Is… Read More »

Tom Waits speaks out online

The Tweet last week from Tom Waits, rock hall-of-famer and longtime Sonoma County resident, sounded ominous. On Aug. 23, it said, the legendary singer, songwriter and sometimes film actor would “set the rumors straight” about his newest music. What he posted today on www.tomwaits.com turned out be a rather coy (but brilliantly satirical) early album promotion for “Bad As Me,” Waits’ first studio album of all new music in seven years. It’s due out in October, but you can pre-order… Read More »