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The Things They Say: 4114644

18th March 2014

"That's kind of off the table. It always felt spontaneous. I liked that about it, too. And I think it remains that way. We never planned anything. We never planned a breakup. All of us...

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Fascinating Fact: 4005921

22nd December 2013

Rocker Jack White reunited with his The Raconteurs bandmate Brendan Benson onstage in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday (19Dec13) to perform a trio of songs. The old pals teamed up for fans attending the David Lynch...

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Jack White Recording 20 New Tracks

10th July 2013

Jack White has recorded new material with The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs.The '16 Saltines' singer and solo artist has recorded a large number of new songs with two of his bands at his Third...

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Jack White Recruited To Write 'Lone Ranger' Score

27th April 2012

Jack White really is looking to the future in the wake of his debut LP album 'Blunderbuss' being released this week and looking set to hit the top of the charts - certainly in the...

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The Raconteurs' Future Uncertain

15th September 2011

The Raconteurs are uncertain whether they will record another album.The 'Steady as She Goes' hitmakers - which features former White Stripes musician Jack White and Brendan Benson - are currently on tour in the US...

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Folk Stars Revisit Nash Album For Tribute

20th May 2010

FLEET FOXES star ROBIN PECKNOLD, the RACONTEURS' BRENDAN BENSON and BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY have teamed up to record a tribute to one of their favourite albums.The trio has recorded tracks for a revamp of Graham...

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The Strokes Rock Decade

17th November 2009

The Strokes' 'Is This It' has been named album of the decade.The American rockers' 2001 debut LP topped a list compiled by British music magazine NME made up of votes from record producers, label bosses...

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The Things They Say 13199

17th August 2009

"People don't realise how rude they're being sometimes. I don't know what they think - the rules don't apply or I'm not a human being with feelings and stuff? It's kind of a drag." THE...

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Jack White's Band Plan

6th July 2009

Jack White wants to form 20 more bands.The musician - who fronts The White Stripes and The Raconteurs and plays drums for Dead Weather - says he never deliberately tries to put together new groups...

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Jack White's Accidental Band

9th June 2009

Jack White and Alison Mosshart "accidently" formed their band Dead Weather.The White Stripes star and The Kills singer - who are joined by Queens of the Stoneage rocker Dean Fertitia and The Raconteurs star Jack...

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The Things They Say 10755

13th January 2009

"He was lovely. Even if he slapped me, it would have been cool.” Singer ADELE on working with her hero JACK WHITE on a cover of his pal and RACONTEURS bandmate BRENDAN BENSON's MANY SHADES...

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Raconteurs Second Album Set For Rush Release On 25th

19th March 2008

The Raconteurs have confirmed their new album is due for a surprise release on March 25th.The indie five-piece which features Jack White and Brendan Benson have announced that their second album, Consolers of the Lonely,...

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Fascinating Fact 3844

29th August 2007

JOSS STONE, AIMEE MANN, LLOYD COLE and THE RACONTEURS star BRENDAN BENSON will take part in an all-star tribute to the music of SIR ELTON JOHN at New York's Carnegie Hall in October (07). Each...

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Baby Girl For White Stripes Frontman

9th August 2007

White Stripes frontman Jack White and his wife Karen Elson have announced the birth of their new baby boy named Henry Lee.The baby is the couple's second child since getting married in the Amazon rainforest...

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White Stripes Confirm Us Tour

24th May 2007

The White Stripes have confirmed a full US tour beginning in Chicago in September and finishing with two dates in Seattle.The Detroit band will visit states they haven't played in before as part of the...

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White Admits Divided Loyalties

2nd November 2006

Rocker JACK WHITE is struggling to juggle his work with THE WHITE STRIPES and new band THE RACONTEURS because his loyalties are "divided totally 50/50". The guitarist launched The Raconteurs last year (05) with close...

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White Planning Second Raconteurs Album

11th July 2006

Swashbuckling rocker JACK WHITE has scotched rumours of a WHITE STRIPES reunion - he is already working on a second RACONTEURS album following the success of their debut LP. White formed the STEADY AS SHE...

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White's Side Project Crashes The Us Charts

24th May 2006

The WHITE STRIPES star JACK WHITE's decision to branch out with another band has paid off - THE RACONTEURS debut album has entered the US charts at number seven. White has temporarily shelved work with...

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White To Remain With Raconteurs 'For A Long Time'

3rd May 2006

THE WHITE STRIPES frontman JACK WHITE is adamant his new supergroup THE RACONTEURS will remain his priority for the foreseeable future. White, who formed The Raconteurs with BRENDAN BENSON and THE GREENHORNES rockers JACK LAWRENCE...

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Benson Grateful For Raconteurs Fame

2nd May 2006

Rocker BRENDAN BENSON has experienced an upturn in fortune since teaming up with THE WHITE STRIPES' JACK WHITE to form THE RACONTEURS - strangers now recognise him on the street. The cult singer/songwriter, who has...

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White Confirms Official Break From Stripes

13th April 2006

American rocker JACK WHITE has confirmed he is taking an official break from THE WHITE STRIPES to focus all his creative energy on new band THE RACONTEURS. The American singer has postponed all future recordings...

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Jack White To Ditch The White Stripes In 2006

17th October 2005

THE WHITE STRIPES star JACK WHITE is planning on taking a break from his band in 2006 - to launch a new project with pal BRENDAN BENSON. White and Benson have been recording as...

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Jack White Plans A New Group With Brendan Benson

18th November 2004

WHITE STRIPES star JACK WHITE is secretly forming a new group with Detroit, Michigan, neighbour BRENDAN BENSON. Benson, who has been supporting Irish group KEANE on tour in England, has been working with White...

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Meg White's Surprise Leeds Appearance

26th August 2003

THE WHITE STRIPES' drummer MEG WHITE stunned fans at Britain's LEEDS FESTIVAL on Sunday (24AUG03), by joining pal BRENDAN BENSON on stage. In one of the most bizarre festival collaborations, White joined rocker Benson...

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