Many of Tom's songs have been recorded by music artists like Bette Midler, the Eagles, and Bruce Springsteen.
Tom's first music recordings were for Asylum Records.
Tom was born in a taxicab.
His role in the movie "Domino" is immediately preceded by his own song "Jesus Gonna Be Here" from his 1992 album "Bone Machine."
Tom's album "Rain Dogs" is mentioned in the script for the movie "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind".
Keith Richard's will sometimes make guest appearances on his albums as an extra guitarist.
Bob Dylan is his all time favorite songwriter.
The photo on the cover of his album "Rain Dogs" includes a man who many believe is him. It was one of a series of photos taken by a famous photographer, Waits seen it and noticed the similarity of the man and him. He asked if he cold use it for his album cover, and of course the man said yes..
Tom owns his own custom made Chamberlin Music Master 600.
His first child was named Kellesimone and was born in '83.
Tom has the trade mark of a raspy, gravelly singing voice.
Tom's height is 6'(1.83m).
Frequently mentions Johnny Depp in his lyrics on his records.
Frito-Lay used an unauthorized sample of his song "Step Right Up" in one of their commercials. They were successfully sued by him and the record company.
Tom Waits shops at many hardware stores looking for items to be used to make percussion instruments.
He is a good friend of Keith Richards who makes frequent appearances as a guitarist on his records.
Tom Waits is a huge Baz Luhrmann fan.
He won the ASCAP Award for The Wire in 2004.
His soundtrack for Francis Ford Coppola's One From the Heart, was nominated for an Oscar in 1982.
Tom Waits was the first artist to successfully sue a company for using an impersonator without permission.
Tom Waits refuses to allow the use of his songs in commercials.
He's listed as a composer on the soundtrack to the 1996 movie Dead Man Walking.
In 1980 he married Kathleen Brennan.
He made his movie debut in 1978 as Mumbles in Paradise Alley.
From 1973-1974 Tom went on tour, opening for John Hammond and Frank Zappa.
Tom's favorite sound is bacon frying in a pan.
He had his movie debut in the 1978 film Paradise Ally as Mumbles.
He worked with Mark Oliver Everett on the Eels record Blinking Lights And Other Revelations (2005).
Closing Time (1973) was Tom's first record to be released.
At the age of 21, Tom started recording his songs after moving to Los Angeles.
Tom's roots are Scottish-Irish on his fathers side, and Norwegian on his mothers side of the family.
Tom Waits is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor.
He was #90 on VH1's Top 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll.
Tom Waits: All hardware items must be valued for their sonic properties.
Tom Waits: I hate Disneyland. It primes our kids for Las Vegas.
Tom Waits: I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.
Tom Waits: Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my shame friends.
Tom Waits: No, I don't have a drinking problem except when I can't get a drink.
Tom Waits: If Michael Jackson wants to work for Pepsi, why doesn't he just get himself a suit and an office in their headquarters and be done with it.
Tom Waits: I've been around. Chicago, New Orleans, New York, L.A., Portland [Oregon]. California has the public image, the land of milk and honey. It has one of those images that's completely and utterly removed from what it really is. Like all great fantasies.