Tom Waits Announces New Album
Bad As Me to be released October 25
Former San Diego resident and current member of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, Tom Waits announced today that he will be releasing his next studio album, Bad As Me via Anti-Records on October 25, 2011. The title track and first single off the album are already available via Amazon and iTunes. Waits himself released a video promoting the album's release that also mocks the concept of privacy under the guise of a “private listening party.” Waits was born in Pomona, California in 1949 and moved with his mother to National City in South San Diego, when his parents divorced in 1960.
He attended Hilltop High School and playing with an R&B band called The Systems, all while working at The Napoleone Pizza House, a shop that still exists today in National City. Waits also worked as a doorman at the Heritage Night Club in San Diego, where he learned an appreciation of various musical styles due to the clubs eclectic lineups. After high school Waits enlisted and was a member of the Unites States Coast Guard for a brief stint before moving to Los Angeles where he honed his eccentric act at world famous Troubadour in Los Angeles. Wait has released over twenty albums over the course of his career and has also appeared in numerous films such as, The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, Mystery Men and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, to name just a few.
Waits was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, 2011, by Neil Young, and honor that is only bestowed upon five to seven inductees each year. Waits new album Bad As Me will be made available in the basic thirteen track edition and a deluxe edition which include three extra tracks. With a release date set for October 25, critics and fans are hoping that the reclusive Waits will hopefully go out on the road in support of Bad As Me. Click here to visit Tom Waits’ website and stay up to date on forthcoming information and potential tour dates.