Fee Waybill

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Fee Waybill
Birth nameJohn Waldo Waybill
Born (1950-09-17) September 17, 1950 (age 70)
Omaha, Nebraska
United States
Occupation(s)Musician, producer
Associated actsThe Tubes, Richard Marx, Jack Casady, Toto

John Waldo "Fee" Waybill (born September 17, 1950 in Omaha, Nebraska), is the lead singer and songwriter of the band the Tubes. Waybill has also worked with other acts, including Toto, Richard Marx, and Billy Sherwood.


Waybill, along with the Tubes, appeared in Robert Greenwald's Xanadu (1980), and Lou Adler's Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (1982). In the latter film, he played the character Lou Corpse, the washed-up frontman of a band called the Metal Corpses. In 1984, a year after the Tubes released one of their most successful albums, Waybill released his first solo album called Read My Lips. In 1996, Waybill released another album called Don't Be Scared By These Hands.

With the Tubes, Waybill would perform as crippled Nazi Dr. Strangekiss, country singer Hugh Heifer, glam rocker Quay Lewd, and punk parody Johnny Bugger.[1][2]

During the early 1980s, Waybill appeared as himself on a short-lived television program called Rock-N-America, usually performing as a street reporter who annoyed pedestrians with nonsensical interviews. He also made a cameo in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure as one of "The Three Most Important People in the World",[3] and in one of the "Fishin' Musician" skits on Second City TV.

In addition to his work with the Tubes, Waybill now works as a record producer. He was the producer for a number of pop music artists, including Bryan Adams and singer-songwriter Richard Marx.

Solo discography[edit]


  • Read My Lips (1984)
  • Don't Be Scared by These Hands (1996)
  • Fee Waybill Rides Again (2020)


  • "You're Still Laughing" (1984)
  • "I Don't Even Know Your Name (Passion Play)" (1984)
  • "Meeting Half the Way" (1990)
  • "Faker" (2020)


  1. ^ Tubes homepage. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Tubes," AllMusic. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  3. ^ "Mondo Bondage: Why Fee Waybill is One of the Three Most Important People in the World". DangerousMinds.net. October 21, 2019. Retrieved August 29, 2019.

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