Fact: The four judges on The Voice U.K. are set to perform a tribute to George Michael to kick off the show's final. Jennifer Hudson, Tom Jones, Will.i.am and Gavin Rossdale will reportedly sing his hit Freedom on Saturday night (01Apr17). The singer died in December (16), aged 53, and was laid to rest this week (beg27Mar17).
Quote: "It seems like it, but I don’t like to count my chickens before they’re hatched. I don’t want to say 'Yes, I’m in' and then later on they might say, 'Er, Tom…' You never know!" Sir Tom Jones is keen to return to the judging panel of U.K. TV talent show The Voice for the next series, but won't make assumptions on his comeback until bosses confirm it.
Quote: "I don't shave my chin much anymore, but I use an electric razor (down there)." Sir Tom Jones likes to keep his pubic hair trimmed.
Fact: Sir Tom Jones is set to receive the Silver Clef lifetime achievement award at a Nordoff Robbins charity event next month (Jul14). The Welsh singer will be feted at a ceremony in London on 4 July (14). Past recipients of the accolade include Barry Gibb and Tony Bennett.
Fact: British rock singer Morrissey is advertising two special guests for upcoming U.S. concerts - posters uploaded to his official fansite suggest Welsh crooner Sir Tom Jones will join him in Los Angeles in May (14) and British pop legend Sir Cliff Richard will be his special guest at a New York date in June (14). There has yet to be an official announcement confirming the gigs.
Fact: Irish singer Danny O'Donoghue has quit his role as a judge on the U.K. version of The Voice in order to concentrate on his recording commitments with his band The Script. His departure comes just weeks after Jessie J announced she would also be stepping away from the show, leaving Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones as the remaining panel members.
Tweet: "My Granddaughter graduated Cambridge today. that is whats important... So Proud." Sir Tom Jones shares a special family occasion with his Twitter.com fans.
Fact: Crooner Tom Jones is set to perform at fabled Los Angeles venue the Troubadour next month (12May13). The Welsh star isn't the only Brit set to hit the stage at the legendary club - Rod Stewart is also booked to play one of his most intimate gigs in years there on 25 April (13).
Quote: "I've been kicking myself ever since." Sir Tom Jones regrets turning down the chance to record The Long And Winding Road, which Sir Paul MCCartney wrote for the Welsh singer to record.
Quote: "We've got our thinking caps on for what we could do." Sir Tom Jones is eyeing a duet with Jessie J, his co-judge on the British version of The Voice, at Queen Elizabeth II's star-studded Diamond Jubilee concert next month (Jun12).
Fact: Tom Jones' new album, Spirit In The Room, will feature covers of songs by Sir Paul MCCartney, Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits.
Quote: "(He's) not qualified. I think you have to have stood up on that stage and gone for auditions, and be able to take the, 'You were great but no thank you.'" Sir Tom Jones insists Simon Cowell should try out performing before casting judgment on wannabe pop stars.
Quote: "I was 22 when I did the Thunderball song and it changed my career and it was a huge honour. Not that she needs it, but Adele would be the perfect choice for doing Skyfall." Welsh crooner Tom Jones approves of rumours the Grammy winner has been lined up to record the next James Bond theme.
Quote: "The young kids covered my songs on The X Factor. I haven't heard many people cover my songs and I'm glad to be a part of it." Sir Tom Jones is pleased his tracks have featured on Britain's reality TV contest.
Quote: "Maybe sometimes I should rein myself in a little. I've always tried to, but sometimes things get the better of you." SIR Tom Jones, 70, is still tempted when he is propositioned by women.
Quote: "If the right track came up I'd love to work with Gaga. She's one of the most exciting artists around." Tom Jones is eyeing a collaboration with Lady GaGa.
Quote: "I would definitely have tried out for those talent shows. I would have done X Factor. You get huge exposure on those programmes. Those kids are thrown in at the deep end, singing in front of millions of people before they even get a record contract. But you have to take those opportunities." SIR Tom Jones is a huge fan of TV talent shows like American Idol and The X Factor.
Quote: "We live down the road from each other so I usually get his verdict on my new music. But I haven't been able to get his opinion as we keep missing each other!" SIR Tom Jones relies on what his Los Angeles neighbour Robbie Williams thinks of his music.
Fact: Scores of fans have teamed up to pay tribute to veteran star SIR Tom Jones as he celebrates his 70th birthday on Monday (07Jun10). Schoolchildren, butchers, firefighters and factory workers, as well as singer Neil Sedaka, can be heard singing lines of a special version of Jones' hit Delilah for BBC Radio Wales' Tom Jones At 70 Day.
Fact: Veteran singer Tom Jones has agreed to perform a one-off concert in Dublin, Ireland later this month (Sep09) to celebrate the 250th anniversary of drinks brand Guinness. The star says, "I hope I don't consume too much of it before I start singing."
Quote: "I can't sound like John Lennon but I can do Tom Jones." Rocker Chris Cornell on his musical impersonations.
Fact: "Angelina Jolie is a special looking woman." Veteran singer Tom Jones is a big fan of Brad Pitt's partner.
Quote: "I'd love to work with Duffy if the song is right - she has a unique sound. Perhaps we can write something together or maybe she has something she would like to do." Veteran crooner Tom Jones is eager to team up with fellow Welsh singer DUFFY.
Quote: "I don't have to do any vocal exercises, but I drink plenty of water and I make sure the bedroom is humid. The worst thing for you is dry air, so I travel with a humidifier and a gauge to ensure it's not too dry." Singer Tom Jones takes a humidifier with him on tour in order to protect his voice.
Quote: "That's it now. No more cosmetic surgery. The plastic surgeon was relieved because he said: 'You've got to look like yourself, not another version.' So what you see is what you get now." Veteran singer Tom Jones has vowed to grow old gracefully.
Quote: I am useless at the internet and I have never owned a computer. I have an iPod but I dont load it up myself. I dont get any pleasure from that sort of thing. I have never seen a text message - whats the point? Why not ring someone up?" Legendary crooner Tom Jones is not fond of modern technology.
Quote: "Digital recordings today are good, but there is a warmth about vinyl that I think you don't get in digital." Pop legend Tom Jones prefers recording the old-fashioned way.
Quote: "Amy Winehouse, if she ever straightens herself out. I hope she does, because she's a great singer." Veteran singer Tom Jones would love to collaborate with the troubled British hitmaker.
Fact: Veteran crooner Tom Jones will go busking on the streets of London on Wednesday (19Nov08) as part of U.K. TV series THE CULTURE SHOW.
Quote: "Yes. In a nutshell. I spent a lot of my teens misbehaving and a fair few nights sobering up in police cells." Crooner Tom Jones on his wild youth.
Fact: The earliest known recording of Welsh singer Tom Jones is set to be sold for $6,000 (GBP3,000) when it is sold at an auction at Christie's in London on 10 July (08). The tape contains four songs and was recorded in a restroom.
Fact: A sweat-soaked suit worn by Welsh rocker Tom Jones in 1974 has sold for $310 (GBP155) on online auction website, eBay.
Fact: Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will team up with Tom Jones at Sunday's (01JUL07) Concert for Diana at London's Wembley stadium.
Fact: SIR Tom Jones and rapper Sean Combs have joined the line-up for the Princess Diana memorial concert at Wembley Stadium on 1 July (07).
Quote: "I don't have a humongous belting voice - I'll leave that to other people... like Tom Jones." Justin Timberlake knows his limits when it comes to his vocal range.
Fact: Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan's teenage son JACK has landed his first lead acting role in a school production of Tom Jones.