Tom Waits issues statement regarding his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Tom Waits, who this morning was officially confirmed as an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, released a statement regarding the news. The singer, 61, spent his formative musical years in early '70s Los Angeles; he lived in Echo Park and had a regular gig at the Troubadour. He will join Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Darlene Love, and Dr. John in Cleveland's musical mausoleum.
Said Waits: “I am still recovering from the news. I never really cared about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame…but now I am surprised to discover how much I DO care.”
-- Randall Roberts
Video: YouTube clip of Tom Waits reading "The Laughing Heart" by Charles Bukowski. Posted by lenskid