BackStory, a series of curated live, feature-length interviews with iconic artists and musicians, announces renowned singer Tom Jones as an upcoming guest. The event will focus on Jones’ new album Long Lost Suitcase, and much more, and will take place Wed., Dec. 16, 2015 at the AOL Studios in New York City. Tickets are available at

At 75 years of age, Tom Jones – the man, the legend, the voice – is in fabulous shape. In the latest upturn in his fabled career, Sir Tom has been more acclaimed than ever before, thanks to a series of roots albums he’s recorded in collaboration with producer and multi-instrumentalist Ethan Johns. Their third effort, Long Lost Suitcase, may just be their best, explicitly keying into Jones’ own long and eventful life, and drawing from him performances of consummate maturity, but also pulsating vitality.

Released as a companion soundtrack to coincide with the publication of Over The Top And Back: The Autobiography, Long Lost Suitcase finds Tom letting rip on the kind of R&B and early rock & roll classics, which originally fired his passion to sing, some sixty years ago.

Hosted by music journalist Brad Tolinski, the event will allow guests to enjoy a seat at an intimate, career-spanning live interview. Each ticket includes an autographed copy of Long Lost Suitcase, a meet-and-greet with Jones (as time permits), and complimentary beverages. Jones will be interviewed one-on-one by Tolinski as they discuss the new album and much more. The interview will be live streamed as part of the AOL Build series. Tickets are available at

The BackStory series is produced by Tolinski and music industry pioneer Laura B. Whitmore. Past guests have included Roger Waters, Joe Satriani, Warren Haynes, Nile Rodgers, The Zombies and more.

Best known as the editor-in-chief of Guitar World Magazine for 25 years, Tolinski is a respected journalist and the author of Light and Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page. Throughout his career, Tolinski has skillfully interviewed hundreds of musicians and plays guitar, violin and mandolin himself. Laura B. Whitmore is a respected music industry marketer, the founder of the Women’s International Music Network and a journalist and editor.

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