White Stripes

  • 09 June 2004

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1997

Band disban

2011

Six Band Reunions We'd Love To See In 2017

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 31 December 2016

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The Stone Roses managed it – why can’t these guys? Six bands we want to see get back together in 2017.

The trend of big bands and artists from yesteryear making a comeback and touring old albums showed no sign of slowing down in 2016. Even small-to-medium sized acts have opted to coin it in and perform classic albums to their devotees. Mortgages have to be paid somehow.

And yet, there are a surprising number of huge bands who have thusfar resisted the temptation to get back together. Here are six bands we’d love to announce a reunion in 2017.

The White Stripes performing in Leeds in 2007

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Jack White Plays First Ever Vinyl In Space

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 01 August 2016

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The White Stripes frontman and Third Man Records launched a "space-proof" turntable.

Jack White and his record label Third Man Records have made history by playing the first ever record in space. To celebrate the label’s seventh anniversary, they launched a custom “space-proof” turntable, just outside of Marsing, Idaho which was attached to a high-altitude balloon and spinning Carl Sagan's 'A Glorious Dawn’.

Image caption Jack White has helped launch the first ever record in space.

Named the Icarus Craft, the turntable was launched on July 2nd, with the craft reaching a peak altitude of 94,413 feet at 1:21:20 flight time, before the balloon burst and it began its descent back to earth.

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Patrick Carney Patches Things Up With Jack White Following Bar Fight Rumours

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 14 September 2015

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The Keys v Stripes rivalry was reported to have plumbed new depths on Sunday night.

A stormy altercation between two of America’s premier rock musicians has raged and blown itself out in the last 24 hours. Earlier today, the Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney alleged that former White Stripes frontman Jack White tried to start a fight with him in a New York bar on Sunday night (September 13th).

In a series of Twitter posts on Monday, the Keys sticksman wrote: “I’ve never met Jack White. Until last night.” He then alleges White visited to a bar Carney often frequents with friends and “tried to fight me.” Carney says, “A 40-year-old bully tried to fight the 35-year-old nerd,” then describing White as “basically Billy Corgan’s dumb-ass Zero t-shirt in human form.”

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'Motown The Musical' Tours The US - But What Else Do We Love About Detroit Music?

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 21 August 2014

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With Motown being revived in the form of a Broadway show, we explore the vibrant music scene of Detroit.

Jack White Apologises For Black Keys & Meg White Rolling Stone Comments

By Elinor Cosgrave in Music / Festivals on 01 June 2014

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Jack White has issued an apology following the remarks he made about a number of musicians, including Meg White and The Black Keys, during a recent interview with Rolling Stone.

Jack White, the former frontman of The White Stripes, has apologised for the seemingly insensitive comments he made in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. White is the cover of June's Rolling Stone magazine and made a series of comments in the accompanying interview in which he appeared to criticise The Black Keys, amongst others, for capitalising on the sound and music style he made so popular.

Image caption Jack White has issued an apology to numerous acts.

White's comments about The Black Keys were revealed when his ex-wife, Karen Elson, made public emails between the two which described White's opinions on the band. The revelation was as a result of their ongoing divorce case.

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New Jack White Album On The Way: Lazaretto Arriving On June 9/10

By Jack de Aguilar in Music / Festivals on 01 April 2014

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The eclectic record will hit stores in early summer

Jack White – former half of White Stripes and member of both Dead Weather and The Raconteurs - plans to release a new solo album called “Lazaretto” on June 10 as the follow-up to his 2012 debut solo effort, ‘Blunderbuss.’

In addition to the album’s release in June, White announced - via both his own website and the Third Man Records site – that the title track would be released later on this month.

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Jack White Responds To Karen Elson's Court Filing And Restraining Order

By Elinor Cosgrave in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 06 August 2013

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Jack White has filed a case against his estranged wife Karen Elson. Elson claimed White was unable to look after their two children and had been sending harassing emails. Following a temporary restraining order obtained by Elson two weeks ago, White has responded as he does not "want to be portrayed as something he is not, violent towards his wife or children."

Jack White has presented a rebuttal filing against his wife's, which implies the White Stripes Frontman is violent and unable to care for their two children.


Karen Elson and Jack White at 'The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2009.

White's estranged wife, former model Karen Elson, obtained a temporary restraining order against her husband on July 17. She claimed White had been harassing Elson and her attorney by sending inappropriate emails.

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Jack White's Wife, Model Karen Elson, Obtains Restraining Order

By Elinor Cosgrave in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 02 August 2013

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Jack White's estranged wife, former model Karen Elson, has obtained a restraining order against her husband. White has, allegedly, been harassing Elson by sending inappropriate and abusive emails.

Jack White's estranged wife has obtained a restraining order against the White Stripes frontman. Karen Elson, obtained the order in Tennessee, after claiming White had a violent temper. Elson was forced into taking this action after allegedly receiving irate and inappropriate emails from her husband. The couple are currently in a custody battle: Elson maintains White is unfit to care for their two children, who currently reside with her.

Image caption Jack White at 55th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in L.A.

In legal documentation, obtained by the Nashville City Paper, Elson states that she is fearful for her own safety and that of her two children's. The excerpt read: the "wife fears for her and the children's safety as a result of this harassment," the order read, describing how White contacted his ex-wife's paralegal "in an inappropriate and aggressive manner."

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Jack White Exits Stage After Just 45 Minutes

By Jack de Aguilar on 01 October 2012

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The Jack White Blunderbuss gig was brought to an untimely halt last night after White left the stage 45 minutes into the set, reports Reuters.

Critically acclaimed as one of the most accomplished artists of a generation, Jack White can still attract crowds long after the band that made him famous subsided. But he angered those crowds, who lovingly gathered at the New York venue, Radio City Music Hall on Saturday night (September 29th) by walking off stage after just 45 minutes. He thanked the full capacity audience before leaving stage right. Initially, fans chanted their desire for more White guitar plucking, but what was once a playful imploration, turned quickly into anger, as the realisation that he was done spread through the crowd. "Chatter about Jack White's abbreviated show at New York's Radio City Music Hall last night has officially lasted longer than the concert itself," noted Spin.com, the music website. Security at the gig rushed to protect the stage door, as particularly angry punters set about confronting The White Stripes star. As of yet, no explanation has been given to the short-lived set.

In other 'musical icons disappoint loving fans' news, Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong performed a similar, but more troublesome stunt on stage recently, but he was bemoaning the lack of time on stage, rather than cutting it short. And besides, Billie Joe has recently admitted himself to rehab: a reason, rather than an excuse.

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White Stripes, Icky Thump, Album Review

By Mike Rea in Music Reviews on 26 June 2007

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White Stripes - Jack White of 'The White Stripes' West Hollywood, California - performing at the old Tower Records building on the Sunset Strip in support of the group's new album 'Icky Thump' Wednesday 20th June 2007

White Stripes - Meg White Saturday 16th June 2007 at O2 Wireless Festival Leeds, England