Entries tagged with: White Stripes

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Nine Inch Nails

We've seen some indie rock fun on Jeopardy! before, and as Consequence of Sound points out, this past Tuesday's episode had an "Alt" category which included questions about Nine Inch Nails, The White Stripes, Vampire Weekend, Daft Punk, and Sigur Ros. The contestants almost got them all right, except when Phil thought the "undead" band who wrote "Diane Young" was Hollywood Undead. So close, Phil.

Video of the "Alt" category going down, below...

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Cavalera Conspiracy at Irving Plaza in 2008 (more by Lori Bally)
Cavalera Conspiracy

Sepultura's Cavalera bros, guitarist Max and drummer Igor, have been talked into forming a "metal version of the White Stripes" by none other than James Murphy of DFA Records and LCD Soundsystem. In an interview with the Guardian, Igor told the British paper that Murphy suggested that Igor and Max, who perform together in the Cavalera Conspiracy, launch that band as a two-piece instead of a quartet. Murphy further insisted that the brothers record and perform as a duet, much like the White Stripes, and promised that any record they record would be "the heaviest record of [their] careers."

Of course, this relationship didn't just come out of nowhere. Igor Cavalera and his wife, Laima Leyton, perform and DJ as an electro outfit called MixHell, a project that put Igor into the same world as Murphy. As Igor told DJ Mag once:

"We are proud to have gained the support of the electro scene, but most of all, we are glad to have them as special friends in our lives," Iggor tells DJ Mag. "James Murphy, Erol, Soulwax, Boys Noize, DJ Hell, Justice and others -- besides being supporters -- are part of our family today, and this strong relation we've built is priceless.""
More on this developing news at the Guardian

Max and Igor's old band, Sepultura, recently announced a new LP and a tour that hits NYC at Gramercy Theater on November 18. Tickets for that show are still available.

Jack White @ ACL 2012 (more by Glen Brown)
Jack White

PRESS RELEASE:

Jack White has issued the following statement to correct an excerpt from his upcoming cover story in British Esquire that was taken completely out of context--and actually edited to change its original meaning--in an NME.com news post.

The original quote referred to the state of image-based celebrity in general was twisted by the NME who changed the original quote, tacking the words "Lady Gaga's music" on to the original quote--words Jack never actually said.

White commented in full:

I'd like to address the recent tabloidesque drama baiting by the press in regards to Lady Gaga. I never said anything about her music, or questioned the authenticity of her songs in any way. I was in a conversation about the drawbacks of image for the sake of image, and that it is popular nowadays to not question an image in front of you, but only to label it as "cool" or "weird" quickly and dispose of it. I don't like my comments about Lady Gaga's presentation being changed into some sort of negative critique of her music. If you're going to try to cause drama, at least get the quotes right. I think journalists should also be held accountable for what they say. Especially publications like the NME who put whatever words they feel like between two quotation marks and play it off as a quote. maybe somebody with more lawyers can take them to task, but I'll just use the internet and twitter instead. I also think that kind of tabloid drama encourages artists to not express their opinions in the press, and instead give polite soundbites that don't stimulate thought about creativity and the consumption of art in its many guises. Peace to lady gaga and I fully congratulate and compliment her on her championing of gay rights issues and the momentum it's given to help create change.

Thank you.

Jack White III
Jack White's 2012 album has been named one of the best of the year by NME - and by MOJO, Rolling Stone, SPIN, Q Magazine, The Alabama Shakes and UNCUT

Black Friday

As recently mentioned, Black Friday is also now Record Store Day so music nerds can have fun on the busiest shopping day of the year too. One place you might go, if you're in NYC, is Other Music who write:

For those of you who are spending your holiday in New York City, Other Music will be participating in Record Store Day's second annual Black to Black Friday (Friday, November 23), and this year there will be an even bigger variety of limited RSD-only pressings plus some great advance releases exclusive to independent shops. You can browse a list of all these special titles here on the RSD website, or download a PDF wish list here, and while we can't guarantee that every one of these releases will be available at Other Music, we do have a great assortment of RSD merchandise -- keep in mind, quantities are limited, first come first served, and one per customer, in-store purchases only. We will be closed for Thanksgiving but we'll be back open Friday, regular business hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and we hope to see you!
Other Music is also offering free shipping on domestic orders through Monday on regular stuff. Matador Records is offering 15% off stuff with code "BLACKFRIDAY". Saddle Creek has free shipping for orders over $30 and 20% off your entire order using coupon code "blackfriday20".

Some of the RSD exclusives you'll find in record stores on Black Friday are reissues of three different White Stripes singles. One of the record stores guaranteed to be carrying those is Third Man Records in Nashville where they'll also be debuting an expansion...

Third Man Records is inviting you, your family (yes, even those creepy cousins from the kids table) and loved ones to join us the day following Thanksgiving, also known as BLACK FRIDAY, for the Grand Opening of The Third Man Records Novelty Lounge. We've expanded our record shop space and it's now equipped with a dazzling array of coin operated contraptions and attractions guaranteed to pop your peepers and flip your wig. Dig?
More about the Novelty Lounge in the video below...

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photos by Greg Cristman

bad news for jack white fans tonight - he was just spotted outside the Barclays Center looking for a jay-z ticket. - DFA Records

I don't know who had the rights to Radio City Music Hall but I'm pretty sure Jack White owns it now. #2ndnightsuccess - Carson_Kelly

Jack White played everything at double or triple speed, with a lot of anger, and it was awesome. - BuzzFeed

Jack White's only words about last nights #jackwhitedebacle "Thank You" - Lucien Desar

Jack White

Lucky for Jack White Sunday night ticket-holders, the above tweet by DFA Records was untrue, and the White Stripes/Raconteurs/Dead Weather/Third Man honcho also played a much longer show than he did on Saturday when he strangely played a super short one.

Here are some pictures from the short Saturday NYC show, and the longer setlist from Sunday at Radio City. It all continues below...

Continue reading "Jack White played a longer show on Sunday at Radio City (night 2 setlist, night 1 pics) #JackWhiteDebacle"

"Excitement turns into disbelief as one of my most influential music heroes plays 45 mediocre minutes and leaves. I'm done with Jack White." - Jeremy Current

"FUCK YOU Jack White you have lost me as a fan forever" - Lisa Piccirillo

""We like Meg better anyway!" - Angry mob member at Jack White concert" - Olga Tchoumak

"Thoroughly disappointed in Jack White. No need to be such a fucking diva. Give the radio city crowd their $90 worth...." - @nowthatsclassy

Jack White @ Radio City (via James Milner)
Jack White

Jack White came to NYC for his first of two Radio City shows last night (9/29), during which he left the stage after about a 40-50 minute set and never returned for an encore...

Jack White is playing a pair of shows at Radio City Music Hall this weekend and last night's sold out concert was short on songs and long on drama. The former White Stripes frontman abruptly left the stage after an hour prompting a crowd of irate fans to take to the streets.

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Mr. White's show began with a rollicking set featuring songs from his recent solo album, Blunderbuss, and tracks from his bands; The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather. From our seat in the nosebleeds, it seemed as though Mr. White's music was enthusiastically received by the crowd. However, after about forty-five minutes, Mr. White suddenly left the stage.

Thinking this was the standard concert tease that often occurs prior to an encore, the vast majority of the audience remained, clapping and cheering in an effort to encourage Mr. White to retake the stage. After over twenty minutes, all of the house lights were turned on and ushers began to make their way through the crowd informing them the show was finished.

"The show is over. We don't know why. You'll probably find out on a blog, MediaTakeOut or some other source," one said. [Observer]

No real answer has been given as to why he ended the set so quickly, but audience members have speculated it may have been due to Jack's discontent with the audience and the sound. During the show, Jack criticized the crowd, asking, "Jesus Christ, is this an NPR convention?" and another person in attendance tweeted, "Mystery solved: Security guy @ Radio City said Jack White "wasn't happy with the sound I don't know why he pulled that" #JackWhiteDebacle." It's also been speculated that it had something to do with Jack being angry at the amount of scalpers who bought tickets. After the show, angry fans gathered in the lobby and outside the venue chanting things like "Fuck Jack White!" and causing security to put up barricades and contain the crowds.

Hopefully things go over better at his second show at the venue tonight (9/30).

UPDATE: Things did go better.

Like last night's show, tonight's is sold out. To see what Jack did play before leaving, his 12-song setlist from last night is below.

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photo via bertiewooster99
Jack White

Did you make it to Webster Hall or watch the Gary Oldman-directed stream? If you missed it, it seems to still be on repeat over on YouTube. Check out the full 2-set Jack White setlist, featuring songs from throughout his career and many bands, below...

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Blunderbuss

Jack White's debut solo album, Blunderbuss, is out April 23rd but streaming on iTunes now.

As mentioned yesterday, "Tickets for the April 27 performance at Webster Hall in New York City are available for American Express Cardmembers during an exclusive presale window beginning Tuesday, April 17th at 12:00 PM ET at www.Ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available to the general public beginning Tuesday, April 17th at 3:00 PM ET at www.Ticketmaster.com."

Watch and listen to Jack discuss the new album with Bob Boilen at NPR in the video below...

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Jack White @ SXSW 2012 (photo by manotaur)
Jack White

"Exactly twelve hours later, my ears are still screaming, my head still pounding from Jack White's incinerating double-band set at the Third Man Records showcase at SXSW on Friday night. Running the track gamut through his various bands and projects after fantastic opening sets from White Rabbits, Reggie Watts, John Reilly and Karen Elson, White unleashed a nearly two-dozen song show at the Stage on Sixth - packed with new songs and old favorites - which concretely affirmed that the demise of The White Stripes is under no circumstance a signaled retreat from the days of Jack's blazing blues-rock lashings and furious guitar-solo spaz-outs." [antiquiet]
Check out most of the setlist from Jack White's SXSW show, White Stripes songs included, below.

Like on SNL, he played first with a female band, and then with an all male one. As antiquiet points out, Bill Murray was among those rocking out in the audience. Many people were also listening from the street as you can see in the video below.

And... Jack White has announced a tour that will bring him to Roseland Ballroom in NYC for two shows in May...

On Wednesday, March 21st a limited amount of tickets for all dates will be available for pre-sale to Vault members starting at 9 am local time and if stock permits, pre-sale tickets for European dates only will then be available to the general public starting at 1 pm local time here. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, March 23rd at 9 am local time in Europe and 10 am PT/12 pm CT/1 pm ET for the US dates.
All dates are listed below...

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Jack White
Jack White
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Jack White, no longer in the White Stripes, has a solo album on the way. Jack played two of the new songs live last night on Saturday Night Live, a show that recently featured performances by Sleigh Bells, Bon Iver, Justin Timberlake as Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey, and Kristen Wiig as Lana Del Rey. First he performed "Love Interruption" with an all girl band, and then "Sixteen Saltines" with all guys. Watch both SNL videos, intros by host Lindsay Lohan included, below. Bonus points if you can name some of his band members...

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Conan & Jack White

Conan O'Brien (you know him from Twitter) returned to television (basic cable) last night (11/8) with his new, and simply titled show Conan (he joked they can't replace him now). Guests included Seth Rogen, Lea Michelle, and Conan's good friend Jack White, who not only was the last musical guest on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (as was Meg), but who has known Conan since 1999. Well, that's at least what Conan claimed on the show, but not surprisingly, he was at least partly joking. He told Rolling Stone the full story:

In Detroit, there's a place where you can get a bite to eat, and then go bowling, and there's a rock venue there too," Conan recalled. "When I was there -- I wanna say this is like 1999 -- I got a bite to eat with my crew, and then we decided to go bowling, and these kids started to come over and hang out with us. I don't even remember -- I just remember hanging out with all these really young, scruffy Detroit kids for a while, all of us talking and drinking beer.

"Flash forward to: the White Stripes are the big deal and they're on Saturday Night Live, and I really love them, so I went to watch them at rehearsal," he continued. "After they're done rehearsing, Jack and Meg walk down -- and they're coming right at me. And they said, 'Hey, it's good to see you again.'

"And I said, 'Again?' They said, 'Yeah, in Detroit you hung out with us for like three hours and had beers in a bowling alley and we just shot the shit and you were real nice.'"

Conan erupted into laughter. "And I'm like, 'I didn't know that was you guys!' "

Conan, who performed with Jack on last night's show (as you can see in the above picture), also showed off the recent records that Jack put for him after he performed and recorded at Jack's Third Man Records studio in Nashville over the summer (order them HERE). That performance took place on Conan's 2010 live tour which happened while he was away from television. That tour, complete with the same house band who are on the new tbs show, included a stop at Bonnaroo and two guest-filled nights at Radio City Music Hall in NYC (night one and night two).

Video from last night's show below...

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The Dead Weather @ Coachella (more by Rachel Carr)
The Dead Weather

The Dead Weather have a new album, Sea of Cowards, coming out May 11th on Third Man Records/Warner Bros. As a preview of the record, the band will play it straight through at the Third Man building in Nashville on Monday, May 3rd, at 6pm (today), a set that'll be streaming on Myspace. The record is also streaming at NPR.

The band just played the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 2nd. Here's a review of their set:

White Stripes honcho Jack White led his latest alt-rock ensemble, the Dead Weather, in a compact but potent romp through moody and scarifying guitar-centric songs, mostly from the Horehound album. Alison Mosshart's vocals and flailing theatrics competed for attention with White's no-holds-barred guitar attacks and usually lost. Until the final song, that is: "Will There Be Enough Water?," delivered during a steady drizzle, found them both in peak form, playing with whisper-to-scream dynamics and flattening the audience. [USA Today]
...I wonder if the USA Today reviewer realizes that Jack White mainly plays drums in the band whose other upcoming shows include sets at Bonnaroo and Glastonbury. They'll also be playing a Celebrate Brooklyn show at Prospect Park on August 3rd (details forthcoming, but it will cost money). Update: full tour announced. All dates below.

Jack White's wife Karen Elson has her own outside summer show coming up. She plays with Band of Horses and Grizzly Bear at Waterfront on June 20th. Tickets are on sale for that.

Also on the horizon for Jack White: a possible White Stripes "reunion". What he's said about that, all tour dates, album art, tracklist and the video for the album's first single are below...

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Panda Bear

He actually published this list in August, but in case you missed it...

Continue reading "Gorilla Vs Bear's favorite 'songs of the decade'"

Daft Punk

Daft Punk's first album had helped refresh house music in the mid 1990s; the second went further, rewriting electronic pop's pleasure principles to such a degree that when it came out a lot of people thought Discovery must be a put-on. They took the joy in the record for irony. Rather, the band had simply plunged into the raw popstuff of their 70s childhoods, from AOR to disco, Buggles to Manilow, rock to robotics. They wanted their listeners to get the rush of context-free delight they had hearing music as kids, and on "Aerodynamic" and "Digital Love" they succeeded wildly, dissolving a decade-plus of dance music good taste. And not all of Discovery looked back. The middle of the album is house music as string theory, with the duo finding dimensions of pleasure coiled within the tiniest loops: "Crescendolls" releases an awesome, gleeful energy by repeatedly triggering one five-second sample.

Discovery was simply the decade's best good-times record, with Daft Punk as pyramid-toting party wizards and the chipmunk Kraftwerk of "Harder Better Faster Stronger" their anthem. But this most celebratory of records has a bittersweet streak, too: Daft Punk know that a rush always carries the risk of exhaustion. Perhaps the album's most underappreciated track is the sad but gorgeous "Short Circuit", a three-minute robot graveyard of crumbled transistors and dying LEDs. But from Romanthony's first blissful, vocoded shout of "one more time!" the dominant emotion on Discovery is joy. A joy that wasn't afraid to be sentimental and funny as well as hard and futuristic, and is all the better for that. When a generation looks back and tries to catch a fuzzy hold of the music that made them happy this decade, Daft Punk's will be top of the list. --Tom Ewing [Pitchfork]

Daft Punk grabbed the #3 spot on Pitchfork's list of the Top 200 albums of the 2000s (now fully announced) (yesterday they were only up to #21). The top 20 are also listed below...

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Dead Weather

If you didn't hear, Jack White is now in a band called The Dead Weather....

In addition to frontman White, who drums and sings in the band, the supergroup quartet includes vocalist Alison Mosshart of U.K. outfit The Kills; guitarist Dean Fertita of Queens of the Stone Age; and bass player Jack Lawrence, one of White's fellow Raconteurs.

The Dead Weather made their performance debut in Nashville last night in front of an invitation-only crowd of 150 fans, insiders and friends, including Sheryl Crow, Martina McBride and fellow White Striper Meg White.

The 20-minute show took place at the headquarters of the White-founded label Third Man Records, a building designed to serve as a one-stop shop for rockers, housing a record store, photo studio and stage.

"This band is the first project to come out of this new system, which is our new studio in town and this building," White told the crowd before the gig.

The band's debut single, "Hang You From the Heavens," is already available for download on iTunes. Their 11-song debut album, Horehound, will consist of 10 original tracks and a cover of Bob Dylan's "New Pony."

It's set for release on White's Third Man label in June. [E]

Thanks to all who emailed. Video below...

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BB King @ the Wellmont Theater in December (more by Tim Griffin)
BB King

today in NYC
* DANCE
* Howlies @ Sound Fix
* Emo Philips @ Comix
* Pow Wow! @ the Annex
* Tristan Perich @ The Stone
* Patton Oswalt @ Caroline's
* PG Six & Mike Wexler @ Rehab
* Delta Spirit @ Bowery Ballroom
* Balthrop, Alabama @ Monkeytown
* Tombs & Engineer @ Death By Audio
* Celebration & Tall Firs Glasslands
* The Hood Internet @ The Bell House
* Buddy Guy & BB King @ Beacon Theater
* My Teenage Stride & Knight School @ the Jackson
* French Kicks & The Pomegranates @ The Bell House
* Get Him Eat Him & Kleenex Girl Wonder @ Union Hall
* Noah & The Whale & Ferraby Lionheart @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Telepathe, Teengirl Fantasy, Hawnay Troof & Silk Flowers @ 92YTribeca

"Just What Conan O'Brien Needed: A big, Abe Vigoda-blessed sendoff. Overnight ratings for O'Brien's final Late Night were up a whopping 44 percent over the show's season average, NBC said today." [E Online]

"O'Brien took a sledgehammer and ax to his stage set this week, giving fans souvenirs. On his last show, taped Friday evening and aired at 12:35 a.m. ET, a construction vehicle was used to tear down a pillar of lights, which was cut up offstage." [AP]

""We're going on to this next gig, and sometimes I read that it's time for Conan to grow up because he's going to 11:30, and I assure you, that's just not going to happen," O'Brien said, to cheers from the studio audience. "I can't, this is who I am, for better or for worse."" [Variety]

Watch the whole episode at NBC's site.

Video of the White Stripes part, below...

What else?

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by Ryan Barkan

A Ha

Advertising agencies make lots of online commercials. You know, spots made not for television, but with the hope the brand's message will spread virally on the net in an organic way. Though lots of them never catch steam like a rickroll, the new Guitar Hero World Tour "Bike Hero" video has already been watched over one million times. The creative takes The Living End's "Prisoner of Society" and turns it into a live action, first person bike ride through the song's playable level in GHWT. It's a pretty cool idea with amazing execution and a slight bit of computer magic. Watch the video below.

Other Notable Licensing News:

Bishop Allen played two shows in NYC over the weekend. They are a band that has benefited from some key licensing placements in the last year. The band appeared and performed in the recent Michael Sera movie, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist. Watch the scene below. The song they performed, "Middle Management", was also on the soundtrack and used in the film's trailer. They were also used in a commercial for Sony digital cameras late last year - watch the spot here.

Dan DeaconCrayola goes indie-cool this holiday season with Dan Deacon and Lightspeed Champion songs in the campaign for the new Glow Station (via Pitchfork). Watch the spots below.

The new holiday commercial from LL Bean features "Valley Winter Song" by Fountains Of Wayne.

Danish band The Blue Van rock the soundtrack to the new Samsung Behold commercial. Watch below.

While enjoying college football on Saturday, I heard Nick Drake's "Place To Be" used in a promo spot for Michigan State. That video is below too.

Dave GrohlI have a bunch of friends that can not get enough of the show Top Chef. Some of those friends are also crazy for the Foo Fighters (editor's note: with friends like that who needs enemies? JUST KIDDING. Actually that doesn't even make sense...). Those friends will be in heaven when TC goes "Foo Fighters Thanksgiving" this upcoming November 26th. The episode taped during a tour stop in Rochester, NY; the band will guest judge the few remaining contestants. Apparently, TC is Dave Grohl's favorite show.

You may have heard A-Ha's classic jam "Take On Me" before. It is/was a popular song and video. So popular, A.C. Newman is going to cover it for an upcoming Valentine's Day compilation for Starbucks. Even more so, you can take it on karaoke-style in the new video game by Microsoft, LIPS. The pretty clever commercial for the game uses the song as well. Watch it below.

The game's soundtrack also includes songs by The Police, Coldplay, Duffy, The Cure, Peter, Bjorn, & John, Radiohead, and more.

Nintendo DS and Wii players can now get their skateboard on while on the go with the release of EA's Skate It. The soundtrack contains tracks by Cut Chemist, Fujiya & Miyagi, Judas Priest, The Clash, Sly & the Family Stone, and more.

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White Keys

Jack White has commented for the first time on his upcoming James Bond theme song, "Another Way To Die." The track, written, produced & performed by White and featuring Alicia Keys, is the first duet theme song in Bond movie history. The film, Quantum Of Solace, directed by Marc Forster and staring Daniel Craig as James Bond, will be released theatrically in November '08.

Describing the creative process White says:

"After a couple of years of wanting to collaborate with Alicia Keys, it took James Bond himself to finally make it happen. Alicia put some electric energy into her breath that cemented itself into the magnetic tape. Very inspiring to watch. It gave me a new voice, and I wasn't myself anymore. I drummed for her voice and she mimicked the guitar tones, then we joined our voices and screamed and moaned about these characters in the film and their isolation, having no one to trust, not even themselves. Maybe we became them for a few minutes.

The Memphis Horns were there to help us out, along with some of Nashville's finest. Might be the first analogue Bond theme in twenty years, I don't know. We wanted to push soul into those tapes, and join the family of Barry, Bassey, Connery and Craig."

Jack White kicks off a series of European festival dates with his band The Raconteurs on August 23rd. A North American tour begins on September 16th in Portland, Oregon.

Bob Dylan must be jealous. Tour dates below...

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Adele & XL labelmates
Adele

Adele is playing Webster Hall on September 3rd. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon. Adele is on this year's Mercury Prize shortlist. Not many tour dates, below...

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Jack White & Last Shadow Puppets @ Glastonbury - June 28, 2008 (cred)
The Last Shadow Puppets & Jack White

There had been rumours flying around Glastonbury that the Last Shadow Puppets would make a surprise appearance at some point during the three day event.

The band, which is the side project of Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys and the Rascals' Miles Kane, performed on the Park Stage to a large crowd who had gathered in hope of their appearance.

But fans got far more than they bargained for as none other then Jack White joined them on stage.

6 Music caught up with Alex Turner backstage who said it was all his girlfriend Alexa Chung's idea to get Jack White on board.

Turner said: "Well actually Alexa said, 'Is Jack White playing with you, why don't you get him?'. As she was sprawled across the bed while we were having a nap earlier on. So I thought yeah, that would be a good idea. So off I went and then he kindly joined us." [BBC]

The video of Jack playing with them is below along with every official video the Last Shadow Puppets have made (because I don't think I ever posted them before).

The next Last Shadow Puppets NYC show is going to be somewhat larger than their last one. All dates (including one in LA) below too.....

Continue reading "the LAST SHADOW PUPPETS w/ Jack White @ Glastonbury, 2008 Tour Dates (Grand Ballroom), a whole bunch of videos "

Jack White and wife

About a week after he had his own Superman moment, Jack White made a rare public appearance with his wife, supermodel Karen Elson, to the opening of the "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy" exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala on Monday, May 5th. [The Modern Age]
The superheroes exhibit will be at the Met until September 1st. College students (ID required) can also check it out during this special event happening Thursday night.....
Thursday, May 8, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Superheroes and Super Chic
The College Group at the Met invites you to join us for a super soirÉe in celebration of the opening of the Costume Institute's spring exhibition "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy." Students will also tour the Wrightsman Galleries, home to the Museum's renowned collection of French furniture and related decorative arts pieces. The event will take place in the Great Hall and the Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court.
I was also told that "the event will have food, a costume contest, tours of both galleries, and The Juan MacLean DJing."

Porter WagonerPorter Wagoner

He's a legend of the Grand Old Opry and one of country music's rhinestone and Rock-A-Billy survivors. But tonight, friends and family are asking for prayers, for Porter Wagoner. His publicist announced today that Wagoner is suffering from lung cancer and he remains hospitalized in Nashville. Doctors describe his condition as serious.

Known for his rhinestone stage outfits, Wagoner helped launch the career of Dolly Parton when he hired her as his duet partner in 1967. Last year he spent two weeks in the hospital after suffering a stomach aneurysm, but he recovered and in May, celebrated 50 years on the Opry. In June, he released a new CD called Wagonmaster. Over the summer he opened a concert for the White Stripes at Madison Square Garden [WVLT]

UPDATE The White Stripes say it is not Meg in the tape.

Meg under fire

I'd rather not report on this. I feel even worse knowing that the sex tape (link removed) is what might be causing Meg White's ''acute anxiety'. But the Internet is what it is, and if I don't post about it, it will be in the comments anyway - and it will be what everyone is talking about today one way or another (update: it is of course also possible that the tape is not even really her), so consider this the BrooklynVegan forum for talking about it, but please be nice....

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