The Weeknd closed Saturday night’s festivities, following Jack White’s headlining set.
Kanye West made a surprise appearance during The Weeknd’s Saturday night set at Coachella, helping singer Abel Tesfaye cover the rapper’s hit ‘Heartless’. The festival, which is known for always coming through with surprise performances, ends its two weekend run this Sunday with Drake closing the festivities with a headlining set.
Kanye gave the Coachella crowd a treat on Saturday night when he performed with The Weeknd.
West had been rumoured to be making a surprise appearance during Drake’s set, but it appears the Yezzus rapper just couldn’t wait to surprise the Coachella crowd. Joining Tesfaye as he delivered a cappella cover of the rapper’s hit, West then launched into his own four song set.
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Jack White is taking a break from performing live.
Jack White, one of the most tireless and talented live performers of his generation, has decided to take a break from the stage for "a long period of period."
Jack White says he is taking an extended break from the live music scene
According to a statement: "After many years of performing in a multitude of configurations, Jack White is announcing that he will be taking a break from performing live for a long period of time."
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The White Stripes frontman paid $300,000 for the historic vinyl, and will re-issue it in time for Record Store Day 2015.
Rock hero Jack White has bought the first ever record produced by Elvis Presley, it has been revealed. The former White Stripes frontman was unmasked as the mystery internet bidder who parted with $300,000 for the unique record back in January.
In a bizarre interview with Billboard, which involved the interviewer rendezvousing with “a mysterious man with a black suitcase and instructions to hurry to meet White three hours across the state in Nashville,” the singer opened the case to reveal the valuable disc.
Jack White was the man behind the $300k auction bid of Elvis' first recording
The singer unleashes hell over media storm regarding his show specifications.
Jack White fires back at journalists for attacking him on his recently published tour rider in a long open letter, after the media took aim for his guacamole specifications and apparent anti-banana front. When writers at the University of Oklahoma published an amended copy of the singer's tour rider in the student paper, people were quick to brand White a 'diva' over some of his rider requests.
Jack White fights back
While most of the notions were fairly reasonable in terms of refreshments and meals, a specific guacamole was also included as well as a side note stating 'Please note: This is a no banana tour. (Seriously) We don't want to see bananas anywhere in the building'.
Coachella 2015 brings some fantastic artists - new and old - to Indio, California.
It's that time of year again as the full line-up announcement for Coachella 2015 arrives following some spectacular headliners: AC/DC, Jack White and Drake will all top the bills at the two-weekend event in April.
Well known for its diverse collection of rock, pop, electronic, hip hop and indie artists from around the world, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is yet again set to arrive at the Empire Polo Club fields in Indio, California. Kicking off with the first event from Friday April 10th - 12th, the festival will repeat the following week from April 17th - 19th.
Vinyl is back. You better believe it.
More than one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK this year - the first time the milestone has been achieved since 1996. The resurgence of the format has led the Official Chart Company to confirm a soon-to-launch vinyl record chart.
Jack White makes a point of releasing his music on vinyl records
"In an era when we're all talking about digital music, the fact that these beautiful physical artefacts are still as popular as they are is fantastic," said Martin Talbot, managing director of the Official Charts Company.
Continue reading: Death To Digital: Vinyl Record Sales At Biggest For 18 Years
Isaiah Owens, a member of White's live backing group The Buzzards, was found dead in his hotel room.
Rock icon Jack White has announced the cancellation of all of his remaining dates on the Mexican leg of his current tour following the death of one of his band members. Keyboardist Isaiah ‘Ikey’ Owens was found dead in his hotel room in Puebla, aged 38. The cause of his death is yet to be established.
Jack White is mourning the loss of one his bandmates, Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens
California-born Owens was a member of White’s backing band The Buzzards who had supported him live since 2012, when White’s first solo album Blunderbuss was being promoted. They were due to play two further dates in Guadalajara and Monterrey in support of Lazaretto, released earlier this year, but they have now been cancelled.
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Even though the 39 year-old musician has featured in the magazine on many occasions, he had nothing but negative things to say about during a concert in Boston on Wednesday.
Jack White may be one of the most talented solo acts today, but he certainly doesn't like his fellow performers nor one of the music's popular and respected magazines, Rolling Stone, which he has featured numerous times in.
White blasted Rolling Stone during a recent Boston concert
During his solo concert at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday (Sept 17th), the White Stripes frontman slammed Rolling Stone for apparently publishing celebrity/tabloid stories and articles on its website.
Continue reading: Jack White Targets Rolling Stone In Lengthy Concert Rant
Jack White pulled no punches during his on-stage rant in Boston on Wednesday.
Jack White, the former White Stripes guitarist who has appeared twice on the cover of Rolling Stone, ripped into the magazine's website during a rant at Boston's Fenway Park on Wednesday night (September 17, 2014). Among his other targets were Foo Fighters and Jann Wenner.
Jack White went on a rant in Boston
First up was Dave Grohl and his merry men who were chided for allegedly having a "a second guitar player play the same guitar parts in case [they] make a mistake."
Continue reading: Jack White Said WHAT About The Foo Fighters?
Jack White and Alison Mosshart - Jack White leaves Rustic Stone on South Great George's St. Upon leaving, Jack passes The Kills vocalist Alison Mosshart who was seen smoking a cigarette outside - Dublin, Ireland - Thursday 26th June 2014
Jack White: making records and smashing records since 1990
Jack White’s new album “Lazaretto” has sold 40,000 copies, achieving the biggest first-week sales for a vinyl album, at least since SoundScan started tracking sales 24-years ago.
Promo shot for Jack White's "Lazaretto"
The LP cruised in to debut at No. 1 on Billboard's Vinyl Albums chart, accounting for 28.9% of the album's first-week sales. 30% of the album's impressive debut figures was CD, with 41,000 sold, while the shift towards online content saw online downloads comprise 41.1% of the overall sales pie.
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White can breathe a sigh of relief now that his new album has made the grade.
Jack White's latest solo album Lazaretto is now available to buy, after having streamed in full via iTunes. Named after a hospital or ship that quarantines people affected with contagious diseases, the album's title could be interpreted as a wry reference to the bad press White has attracted recently.
White felt compelled to apologise to everyone he had upset with his sharp words so the negative attention wouldn't overshadow his eagerly-awaited follow-up to 2012's Blunderbuss. Though anger is apparent on the new LP, it would be a waste of time to mutter on about the artist's behaviour instead of dissecting one of the year's most arresting releases.
Critics agree: Lazaretto is "a wilder and harder work than White's solo debut from two years ago," says the NY Daily News. While NME prefers to draw comparisons between the two, excitedly describing the new record as "a second solo album that's as musically eccentric and original as its predecessor"
Modern music legend Jack White is back with his second solo album 'Lazaretto', following up 2012's 'Blunderbuss'. The former White Stripes main man has spent pretty much all of his career freshening up old style genres such as country and blues with a modern twist to bring them back into the mainstream and, listening to 'Lazaretto', it appears White isn't done with that mission just yet.
'Three Women' is an incredibly danceable song upping the giddiness for the rest of the album with upbeat piano parts that are just as exciting as any of the riffs or guitar solos on the track. The title track is brilliantly bizarre, with 8 bit elements mixed with White's sassy vocals, a fuzzy guitar solo and a fiddle piece at the end. The bridge is phenomenal, sounding like 'Game Over' on a retro video game mixed in with White mechanically singing, 'They wanna blow down in prison, they're lighting fires with the cast of the masses and like the dough I don't fall down, I'm so Detroit, I make it rise from the ashes'. The album calms down when it comes to 'Temporary Ground' which is a gentle country number with more relaxing female vocals and the fiddle being ever present, though this time more peaceful and in line with the mood of the rest of the song. 'Would You Fight For My Love' takes a slight return to the strange with spaghetti western guitar bends that tie in well with an emotional piano-led ballad. Twisted instrumental 'High Ball Stepper' builds up with sparse piano and a groovy palm-muted riff, then the fuzz kicks in like a sucker punch, rendering the listener's jaw well and truly dropped.
The calmness returns in the second half of the album. 'Just One Drink' is cool and upbeat, with energetic but light piano. 'Alone In My Home' and 'Entitlement' are equally pleasant to listen to, even if they are bordering on the generic. These songs are by no means bad; in fact, they're great, with White's unmistakable voice taking a more childlike tone that it has been known to do; and while they demonstrate White's diversity, they're not quite as exciting as the more blues rock tunes, where the electric guitar has a firm presence.
Continue reading: Jack White - Lazaretto Album Review
The 38 year-old musician offered an apology and explanation for some controversial comments he made during an interview for the current issue of Rolling Stone.
The 38 year-old musician insulted The Black Keys, a whole list of female performers and stated that if Amy Winehouse was alive then Adele wouldn't have been as successful.
But White has now posted an open letter on his official website to try and clarify what he actually meant by these controversial comments.
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.
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.
Continue reading: Jack White Apologises For Black Keys & Meg White Rolling Stone Comments
Jack White is one of the most admired musicians of the 21st century having helped revive blues and garage rock with The White Stripes as well as being a member of The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather. These days, White is mainly a solo artist, having released his highly acclaimed solo debut 'Blunderbuss' in 2012 and being set to unveil 'Lazaretto' on June 10th this year. This is the first official single and title track from that album, after the quirky instrumental teaser 'High Ball Stepper', and it's simply brilliant.
'Lazaretto' is all funky for the first minute and a half with a slick bassline, fuzzy guitars and White's vocals being manic and sassy. This is great in itself, but there's these really random, bright, 8-bit sounds underlying the song, that make it a delight. Followed by a scratchy guitar solo, the song goes into a low sounding riff, with 8-bit noises sounding like Pac-Man dying over and over again and White robotically singing, 'They wanna blow down the prison, they're lighting fires with the cash of the masses, and like the dough I don't fall down, I'm so Detroit I make it rise from the ashes'. These elements go perfectly together and, if possible, make the song even more dazzling. Towards the end of the song there's a fiddle solo of all things; again, you don't see it coming and it lengthens the smile the rest of this song has already put on your face.
This song is an amazing adventure full of twists, turns and incredibly pleasant surprises. The 8-bit sounds especially are just not what you'd expect from White and his legendary guitar skills are as amazing as they ever were. 'Lazaretto' along with 'High Ball Stepper' hint heavily at an experimental album from White, one that we should be very excited about. At the start of the millennium, Jack White brought blues and garage rock back into the mainstream, now he seems to be taking it into the future.
Continue reading: Jack White - Lazaretto Single Review
Jack White holds the record for the world's fastest recorded, pressed and released album.
Jack White came in well ahead of schedule in his plan to record the world's fastest music release. According to the singer and guitarist's Third Man Records, White managed to record, press, assemble and sell a batch of 7" records for Record Store Day. It took him just 3:55:21.
Jack White Is A World Record Holder
Announcing his record-breaking plan earlier this month, the former White Stripes man said that 'Lazaretto' would be "the world's fastest released record . . . in the history of mankind." He took to the Blue Room at Third Man's recording studios in Nashville at 10am on Saturday morning, accompanies by a band including Fats Kaplin and Daru Jones and recorded two tracks. The first was "Lazaretto" - the title track from his forthcoming album, and the B-Side was a cover of Elvis Presley's "Power of My Love".
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Jack White's ‘Lazaretto’ is now the fastest record produced
Adding to his list of accomplishments, Jack White now holds the record for the 'world’s fastest record release.' White recorded, pressed and released the single ‘Lazaretto’ in just under four hours yesterday as part of celebrations to mark the annual record store day.
Jack White, record holder
The recording took place during an intimate early morning gig at the Blue Room in the headquarters of Nashville’s Third Man Records. He opened the show with ‘Lazaretto’, which was followed by the single’s B-side, a cover of Elvis Presley's 1969 song ‘Power of My Love’.
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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.’
Continue reading: New Jack White Album On The Way: Lazaretto Arriving On June 9/10
The smoke; the lights; the big drums; Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar's show was spectacular.
The aftermath of this year's Grammy Awards on Sunday was filled with talk about Beyoncé and Jay Z's sexually-charged 'Drunk In Love' performance, Madonna's mass marriage, Taylor Swift's surprised face and the rock-tastic finale show. However, as the dust has died down, one performance in particular stands out for its explosive mash-up and unique collaboration.
Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar performed a hybrid version of the former's hit 'Radioactive' and the latter's 'MAAD City' to considerable critical acclaim. Not only did the two songs mesh extremely well together but the rock band and the rapper brought a show to the Grammys that will be talked about for months to come.
They were so good together...how could they?! Sniff!
A break up is rarely an easy time for a couple but ever get that feeling that some couples, i.e. NOT Rihanna and Chris Brown, were so well-matched that it was hard to imagine them not being an item? Yup, us too, so we restrained ourselves with a list of the top five celebrity couples we reckon never should have parted.
What is love now that we are no longer in a world where the Zooey Deschanels can't make a happy marriage with the Deathcab for Cutie frontmen? Woe is us indeed. Him: the sultry, thoughtful indie singer and guitarist who is responsible for such odes to eternal love as 'I'll Follow You Into The Dark.' Her: the cute, funny and (dare we say it?) quirky actress who, with one flick of her indie girl bangs in 500 Days of Summer, launched an odyssey of shy, introverted teenage dreams against a backdrop of The Smiths songs.
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Date of birth
9th July, 1975
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