Tom Waits is a famous American singer-songwriter and actor who has earned numerous accolades for his work. Here are a few interesting piece of information from the life of this renowned artist.
Before making it big in the music industry Waits did many odd jobs -- bouncer in a club, selling ice cream, working in a pizzeria, and even for the US Coastguard -- to make ends meet.
His wage as a doorman was $8 an hour but when he began singing in the same club he apparently earned only $6 in an hour.
The two time Grammy Award winner is a huge fan of Missy Elliot.
The artist suffered from alcoholism but has been sober for almost two decades now.
Tom likes to maintain a chronicle of interesting facts and trivia. Allegedly his journal consists of information like the fact that a cockroach can survive for two hours after decapitation.
The sound of bacon frying in a pan is music to Waits ear.
Read on to find some of the inspirational quotes by the famous singer-songwriter Tom Waits.