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Published on October 22nd, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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The Tubes’ Fee Waybill On October 2019’s Shows In New York City, Plans For 2020, Polo & More

As led by singer Fee Waybill since 1972, The Tubes have scored plenty of hit songs, including “She’s A Beauty,” “Talk To Ya Later,” “White Punks On Dope” and “Don’t Wanna Wait Anymore.” Waybill has experienced further acclaim in working with the Foo Fighters, Toto’s Steve Lukather, Kenny Loggins, Vixen and Richard Marx, beyond appearing in Xanadu and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.

One of the first theatrical rock bands, The Tubes have been innovators in every sense possible. In turn, they are the rare sort of band that would have played theme parks, had an MTV concert special, opened for Led Zeppelin, appeared on the SCTV‘s TV show, and also appeared in Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine. In other words, with The Tubes, it’s always been a mix of pop and the avant-garde.

I spoke with Fee Waybill by phone on October 21, 2019 — as New York City’s legendary Iridium — as partially transcribed for Sportskeeda — and among the topics that came up within our early-evening conversation:

– His group’s shows at New York City’s New York City’s legendary Iridium
– His appreciation of The Tubes’ The Completion Backward Principle album
– His love for the sport of polo
– Participating in 2019’s Lost 80’s Live! tour
– Working with Live Nation
– 2020 plans for The Tubes

More on Fee Waybill and the other members of The Tubes can be found online by visiting www.thetubes.com and/or www.facebook.com/TheFeeWaybill.


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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly PureGrainAudio.com). He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.


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