Tom Waits

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Rickie Lee Jones: ‘I had lived volumes long before I was famous’
A fractured childhood, years as a hippy drifter… the musician’s new memoir tells of her incredible adventures before she found fame

Sean O’Hagan

18, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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'All that mattered was survival': the songs that got us through 2020
Mariah with butterflies, Bronski Beat in the Peak District, Snoop Dogg on a food delivery ad … our writers reveal the tracks that made 2020 bearable

Guardian music

31, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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The 50 greatest Christmas songs – ranked!
From John Fahey, the Sonics and the Waitresses to Slade, Wizzard and Mariah Carey, we count down the best festive numbers

Michael Hann

05, Dec, 2019 @12:00 PM

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs review – the Coens go way out in the west
The six accomplished short stories run the gamut from comic to downbeat

Simran Hans

10, Nov, 2018 @3:00 PM

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs review – the Coens' brutal salute to the western
James Franco, Liam Neeson and Tom Waits traipse across the prairie in a lovingly crafted collection of vignettes spattered with bloody violence and inky humour

Peter Bradshaw

31, Aug, 2018 @8:00 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about volume
Turning it up this week we have Tom Waits, Oasis and AC/DC – balanced out by some more subdued fare from Jim Reeves

Scott Blair

07, Jun, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about road trips
A reader takes a trip through your suggestions, with Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell, Paul McCartney and the McGarrigle sisters making the list

Sheila Deane

12, Apr, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Record Store Day 2018: the exclusive releases in full
From Abba to Zero 7, the 500 singles, EPs, LPs and cassettes released for the annual celebration of independent record shops

Guardian music

07, Mar, 2018 @2:57 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about chaos
Chaos and confusion reign this week, with Bob Dylan, the Temptations, Devo and Philip Glass all making this week’s reader-curated playlist

George Boyland

13, Jul, 2017 @11:00 AM

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What should I watch this week? The Brits, Ross Kemp, SS-GB
From Skepta adding some grime to the awards to the BBC’s new alt-history war drama, here’s your must-watch list

The Guide

17, Feb, 2017 @12:00 PM

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Reeperbahn rendezvous: the glorious dive bar photos of Anders Petersen
Cafe Lehmitz is one of the most revered photobooks of all time, capturing life in a Hamburg dive at the fag-end of the 1960s. The Swede behind it explains why he is releasing new shots of its characters

Simon Bowcock

21, Dec, 2016 @5:10 PM

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Tom Waits vents fury in row with avant-garde French circus star
Cult singer-songwriter pursues French circus star in court over ‘unauthorised’ use of songs

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media Correspondent

08, Oct, 2016 @6:55 PM

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