Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tom Waits: New single due next week

Good news for Tom Waits fans: a new single is on the horizon and closing fast.

“Bad As Me” is set for release August 23, as Waits tweeted:

“There have been rumblings and rumors. New music, you say? Come to TomWaits.com on 8/23, and Mr. Waits himself will set the record straight.”

In June, Waits posted a sample of lyrics from the first single, as follows:

“No good you say? Well, that’s good enough for me. You’re the same kind of bad as me.”

Waits has been working on his new album for some time; he tweeted an update for fans back in February:

“Good News! Tom is currently in the studio working on his next album. Stay tuned.”

Earlier this year, Waits was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, with an intro speech by Neil Young; Tom joined the class of 2011 with Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love and Leon Russell.

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VIDEO: Tom Waits, Neil Young at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame