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Not a Good Idea: Publishing Jack White's Guac Recipe

OK, maybe it's not his recipe, but it was in his concert rider

(Newser) - You don't mess with Jack White's guacamole. White performed at the University of Oklahoma Monday, and campus newspaper the Oklahoma Daily published the details of his concert rider this week —the rider included, among other things, the exact recipe to be used for the guacamole White's... More »

Jack White's Keyboardist Found Dead in Hotel Room

Isaiah "Ikey" Owens apparently died of heart attack

(Newser) - A publicist for Jack White says the rocker is canceling his remaining tour dates in Mexico after the death of his band's keyboard player, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens. The statement said Owens, 38, died this morning in Mexico; TMZ reported that he was found dead in his hotel room.... More »

Jack White Apologizes to Black Keys, Everyone

Singer issues very broad apology after 'Rolling Stone' interview blows up

(Newser) - Jack White gave Rolling Stone an earful in this month's cover story, and now he's apologizing to a good swath of the music industry, specifically the Black Keys, Meg White, Adele, and the list goes on. "I wish the band the Black Keys all the success that... More »

Jack White Cuts 'Fastest' Single

Cuts live version of 'Lazaretto' in 3 hours, 55 minutes

(Newser) - At 10am yesterday, Jack White took the stage in Nashville, thanking the crowd for joining him "for breakfast." Less than four hours later, White had in his hot little hands the so-called "World's Fastest Released Record"—a hot-off-the-presses recording of two live songs that he... More »

Jack White's Ex Says He's Harassing Her

Rocker, Karen Elson fighting over kids

(Newser) - Two years ago, Jack White and Karen Elson threw a divorce party together , which certainly made it seem as if their split was amicable. Well, apparently not: Elson was just granted a restraining order against White after, she claims, the rocker started harassing her. In legal papers, Elson says White... More »

11 Celebs Who Aspired to Be Priests, Nuns

Including, oddly enough, Michael Moore

(Newser) - Can't really picture Tom Cruise as a priest ? Well, he's far from the only celebrity who ever aspired to the religious order. Huffington Post rounds up 10 more:
  • Jack White: At 14, the musician thought he "might have had the calling to be a priest,"
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6 Artists Tie for Most Grammy Nods

Nominees announced during live CBS special

(Newser) - The Grammy Awards celebrated the diversity of music as six different artists tied for lead nominee: Kanye West, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, and fun. Auerbach received five nominations as a member of the Keys and also is up for producer of the... More »

Jack White, Gary Oldman Team Up for Live Show

Actor will direct streaming concert for White's solo album Blunderbuss

(Newser) - Jack White will kick off the release of his first solo album with a concert streamed live online, to be directed by Gary Oldman. The show will be the first installment in the third season of American Express' "Unstaged" series, which pairs top musical acts with renowned filmmakers. White'... More »

Colbert, Jack White Release Single

All part of Stephen's weeklong 'music festival'

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert continues to bolster his rock-star credentials: After having performed with Jimmy Fallon and Alicia Keys, he’s now releasing a single with the help of Jack White. Colbert performed “Charlene II (I’m Over You),” a comedy rock tune about a stalker, last night as part... More »

Conan Returns in 'Second Annual First Show'

Firing jokes abound in TBS debut

(Newser) - Conan O'Brien returned to late-night TV last night and, to nobody's surprise, the firing jokes flew fast and furious. "Welcome to my second first show. I know what you’re thinking—it’s that guy from Twitter,” O’Brien told the TBS audience in his series-opening monologue. "... More »

Rockabilly Coco Cuts a Record

'Most fun ever,' says singing talk-show host

(Newser) - Conan O'Brien turned up at Jack White's Third Man Records production company in Nashville yesterday to lay down a sizzling set before a live audience amid plans to release the show on vinyl later this year. White dubbed Conan a "rockabilly legend in the making" before he tore through... More »

White Stripes Warn Air Force Over Super Bowl Ad

Musicians claim TV spot recycles their song

(Newser) - The White Stripes have threatened "strong action" against the Air Force Reserve for a Super Bowl ad that sounded an awful lot like their song "Fell in Love with a Girl." The Air Force and Fast Forward Music, the firm hired to score the commercial, have denied... More »

How to Save the Music Biz

(Newser) - The album is dead. Touring is on the fade. File-sharing is killing download profits. Adieu, music biz? Not so fast, reports The Wrap, which offers five fixes:
  • Drop the price. Ninety-nine cents for a song? Try 10. "Lower the price point, and you undercut the very foundation of illegal
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Jack White's New Band Opens Strong

Jack White's latest effort confirms his reign as king of the blues-rockers

(Newser) - Jack White’s rise to stardom in the postmillennial world of the struggling blues rocker is “remarkable,” and he continues to “honor the blues’ authenticity” while also exploiting its “capacity for mythology” with his third project, writes Stuart Berman for Pitchfork. On Horehound, the Dead Weather—... More »

Jack White's Many Hats Multiply

(Newser) - Three bands just weren’t enough for Jack White, who’s started a music store/recording studio/record label in his adopted hometown of Nashville. Third Man Records is “where everything starts to make sense,” the White Stripes frontman tells the Wall Street Journal. “Where modern meets old and... More »

Hank Williams' Grandkid Jumps Outside Country Box

Second album has a twang, but don't typecast her: She likes Radiohead, too

(Newser) - Holly Williams is a descendant of country legends—Hank Williams was her grandfather, Hank Williams Jr. her father—but she’s no “cowboy hat-wearing country girl,” she tells the Telegraph. The singer and boutique owner, who admires artists from Dolly Parton to Radiohead, releases her second album Tuesday,... More »

It Might Get Loud Hits Guitar Hero Trifecta

Jimmy Page, U2's Edge and Jack White get their axe grind on in new documentary

(Newser) - There's no Behind the Music-style debauchery to be found in It Might Get Loud, Rolling Stone reports. Rather, the documentary more resembles “having three carpenters talk about a radial-arm saw,” quips Jack White, who along with the Edge (of U2) and Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), form the heart... More »

Alicia Keys, Jack White Record 007 Theme

Duo replaces Amy Winehouse to record 'Another Way to Die'

(Newser) - It's a double-O duet. Alicia Keys and White Stripes frontman Jack White have recorded the theme song for the new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, producers said today. White wrote and produced the song, dubbed "Another Way to Die," and also plays drums and provides vocals with... More »

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