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Fee Waybill


Fee Waybill (nee John Waldo) rose to popularity, or in least notoriety, 1st as roadie after that while frontman for San Fran crazies the Pipes. The indomitable Waybill produced such outrageous stage personalities as druggy superstar Quay Lude and crippled Nazi Dr. Strangekiss. Given birth to in Omaha, Nebraska, Waybill installed with founding Pipes Rick Anderson, Expenses Spooner and Vince Welnick because they relocated from an Az art school to some California cult pursuing in 1972. The Pipes’ crazy stage act utilized risque theatrics and burlesque, and their debut, made by Al Kooper, included the immediately unforgettable “White colored Punks on Dope.” non-e of the absurdity appeased the label nevertheless, and A&M dumped the Tubes after their 5th release, the fairly tame HANDY REMOTE CONTROL, also didn’t strike big. Paradoxically, like the majority of visual pioneers from the 70s (Alice Cooper, Kiss), the encroaching video age group almost smashed the Pipes. The band decreased the soft-core backdrop and attemptedto turn into a strait rock and roll unit before putting your signature on to a fresh label. Bowing to industrial concessions, the Pipes do an about-face, teaming with uber-pop maker David Foster for The Conclusion Backward Theory (salesmanship strategy, natch) and Outdoors Inside. Though these LPs yielded some graph action, 85’s Like Bomb fizzled as well as the Pipes separated. Waybill himself released a set of solo records, and also resulted in in Expenses and Ted’s Excellent Experience. Furthermore to rejoining the Pipes within the 90s, Waybill functions frequently with Richard Marx, and provided songs and creation to Vixen, Gorky Recreation area, and others.

Quick Facts

Full Name Fee Waybill
Profession Actor, Singer, Music Producer, Songwriter
Nationality American
Music Groups The Tubes
Music Songs She's a Beauty, White Punks On Dope, Talk To Ya Later, What Do You Want From Life, Don't Touch Me There, You're Still Laughing, Saved My Life, Don't Want To Wait Anymore, You'd Better Wait, Caribbean Sunsets, Who Said Life Would Be Pretty, Mr. Hate, Prime Time, Another Brick in the Wall, Part II, Gonna Get It Next Time, TV is King, Who Loves You Baby?, Sushi Girl, Slipped My Disco, Walk This Way, Mondo Bondage, Tip Of My Tongue, I Was a Punk Before You Were a Punk, Running Scared, I Don't Even Know Your Name, I Saw Her Standing There, Tubes World Tour, Turn Me On, Nobody's Perfect, Amnesia, God Bird Change, The Swing of Things
Albums Don't Be Scared by These Hands, Read My Lips, The Completion Backward Principle, What Do You Want from Live, Now, Remote Control, The Tubes, Genius of America, Outside Inside, Young and Rich, Wild in London
Movies Restoration Dogs, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains, Xanadu, Cracking Up

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1 Longtime lead singer for The Tubes.



Foo Fighters: Back and Forth 2011 Documentary performer: "Miss The Misery"
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo 2005 writer: "She's a Beauty" - as John Waybill
Nobody's Perfect 1990 performer: "Meeting Half the Way"
Dream a Little Dream 1989 performer: "You'd Better Wait"
Scenes from the Goldmine 1987 performer: "I Can't Hold Back" / writer: "I Can't Hold Back"
Running Scared 1986 "Running Scared"
St. Elmo's Fire 1985 performer: "SAVED MY LIFE" / writer: "SAVED MY LIFE"
Heavenly Bodies 1984 performer: "Out Of Control"
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains 1982 writer: "Roadmap of My Tears"
Top of the Pops 1979 TV Series writer - 1 episode



Fish Mich 2009 Fee Waybill
Out of This World 1991 TV Series Eddie Cadaver
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989 The Three Most Important People in the World (uncredited)
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains 1982 Lou Corpse - Vocals for The Metal Corpses (as John 'Fee' Waybill)
Xanadu 1980 80's Rock Singer (as John 'Fee' Waybill)
Cher... Special 1978 TV Movie as The Tubes
Cracking Up 1977 Professor Ceedee



The Tubes: Tubes Video 1982 Video Himself (as The Tubes)
Top of the Pops 1979 TV Series Himself - Member: The Tubes
Alice Cooper & Friends 1977 TV Movie Himself - The Tubes (uncredited)
Backline 2010 TV Series Himself (2010)
Making of 'Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains' 2004 TV Short documentary Himself
Richard Marx Live 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
Red Hot Rock 1984 Video Himself - Vocals (segments "Sports Fans", "Mondo Bondage") (as The Tubes)
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards 1984 TV Special Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1983 TV Series Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special St. Elmo's Fire (1985) · David Foster
· John Parr
· Billy Squier
· John Elefante
· Dino Elefante
· John Anderson
· Steve Lukather
· Richard Marx
· Jay Graydon
· Steve Kipner
· Peter Beckett
· Cynthia Weil

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