Tom Waits joined The Rolling Stones live onstage on Sunday (May 5) to sing "Little Red Rooster" – you can watch fan-shot footage of the moment below.
Waits joined The Rolling Stones on stage at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. "Little Red Rooster" was originally performed by Howlin' Wolf but Sam Cooke and The Doors have also recorded their own versions; the Stones released a version in 1964.
What's this, you say? The Coen brothers remaking a John Wayne classic? With the Dude, no less, as Rooster Cogburn? Is this just the latest curveball from the Coens, the kind of twisted joke they're often accused of playing on their audience?
This was, roughly, the initial reception last year when news broke that the Coens were eyeing up True Grit. And, last week, the trailer finally arrived to prove they were serious.
Certain rarely-heard names, such as Jo Jo Gunne or Atomic Rooster, are guaranteed to induce a nostalgia rush in men of a certain age. The fact that such '70s semi-stars aren't acknowledged 'greats' makes their very mention all the more bittersweet. In a good way.