John Waldo “Fee” Waybill (born September 17, 1950 in Omaha, Nebraska), is the lead singer and songwriter of the band The Tubes. Fee Waybill has also worked with other acts, including Toto, Richard Marx, and projects headed by Billy Sherwood.
Waybill, along with The Tubes, appeared in Robert Greenwald’s Xanadu, and the 1982 independent Canadian film, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains. In The Fabulous Stains 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. It was revealed in a video blog by Richard Marx that Waybill was in the process of recording a third solo album. The album title and release date have yet to be announced.
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” and in a Fishin’ Musician episode from 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 popular artists, including Bryan Adams, and singer/songwriter Richard Marx. One of Fee’s latest efforts includes vocals and co-writing on “All’s Well That Ends Well”, the critically acclaimed song in 2011 by Steve Lukather, of Toto.