Tom Waits Produces Weiss LP

The upcoming sophomore album from underground-L.A. legend Chuck E. Weiss, Extremely Cool, is due Feb. 2. The album, released nearly 18 years after Weiss' 1981 debut, was produced by modern-cabaret croaker Tom Waits and features ex-Fleetwood Mac guitarist Rick Vito, up-and-coming L.A. club singer Eleni Mandel and former X and Lone Justice guitarist Tony Gilkyson. Weiss is best known as the inspiration for fellow singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones' '70s hit "Chuck E's In Love."