Tom Waits And The Rolling Stones Rip Through “Little Red Rooster”


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Watch Tom Waits discusses his night with the Stones below:

When the Rolling Stones announced the first string of dates for the band’s “50 and Counting” tour, they hinted at the possibility of bringing a few high-profile guests onstage. “I can’t name names or make promises, but that area of the show is open,” Keith Richards explained in April.

One month later, the shows are underway… and the guests are rolling in. Keith Urban joined the Stones on May 3rd, the tour’s kickoff date, for a show-stopping version of “Respectable,” while Gwen Stefani showed up later that night to duet with Mick Jagger on “Wild Horses.” Yesterday, during a marathon show in Oakland, the Stones brought up gravelly-voiced soul singer Tom Waits, who growled his way through “Little Red Rooster” like an old-time carnival barker. Waits and Richards go way back — the Rolling Stones guitarist has performed on Waits’ albums Rain Dogs and Bad As Me, and they released a version of “Shenandoah” together earlier this year.

Watch all three performances below.

Set List:

Get Off of My Cloud
It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)
Live with Me
Paint It Black
Gimme Shelter
Little Red Rooster (with Tom Waits)
Dead Flowers
Emotional Rescue
All Down the Line
Doom and Gloom
One More Shot
Honky Tonk Women
Before They Make Me Run
Midnight Rambler (with Mick Taylor)
Miss You
Start Me Up
Tumbling Dice
Brown Sugar
Sympathy for the Devil

You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

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