.Gwen Stefani is embarrassing, Tom Waits is not. Nine Inch Nails are extremely violent and sexual. Garage rock is free. All is right with the world.
Ghost in sex toys, Flying Lotus in a video game, Nicki Minaj in a movie and more in our weekend roundup of international news.
JODY MACGREGOR picks out the best bits of music this week, from Jon Spencer Blues Explosions' morbid ditty to Tom Waits and Keith Richards teaming up on the high seas.
M.I.A. is told she’s too positive, Vampire Weekend confirm their third album, Lil Wayne and Tom Waits both become voice actors – all this, and more, in the weekend round-up of international news.
It's not a tour (damn!) but at least we have a great new clip from Tom Waits.
An album that defies his age and reaches the same brilliant heights and filthy lows of his classic work.
Suitably awesome new video from Tom Waits for his tune 'Satisfied', which shows off his 'unique' dance moves and giant hands.
Tom Waits, Alice Cooper, Dr John and Neil Diamond will finally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March next year.
Tom Waits, Alice Cooper and Neil Diamond have finally been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, joining Bon Jovi and Donovan as first time nominees in 2011.
The circus ringleader of dark soul and blues gives us a souvenir from his 2008 tour.
The strange developments keep unfolding. Scarlett Johansson's Tom Waits cover album Anywhere I Lay My Head is out Saturday 24 May on Atco Records, and now David Bowie has been revealed as a guest vocalist.
It's the news you haven't been waiting forÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Scarlett Johansson is set to release a debut album, Anywhere I Lay My Head. Just to up the "huh?" stakes, the record includes ten Tom Waits covers and just one original song.