Chosen by: Matt Bellamy, Muse

He’s an artist who makes me not afraid of growing old. He creates characters in his songs better than anyone I’ve ever come across. He inspired me to want to make an instrument out of human skulls. As a musician, you go through stages where you think you know everything about music or lyrics or whatever. Tom Waits made me realise I don’t know everything.

 
 
 
 
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