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Jack White says White Stripes will never reunite -- unless he goes bankrupt

Once you go solo Jack, you never go back.

In an interview with NME, Jack White emphatically ruled out the possibility of a White Stripes reunion, saying there was “absolutely no chance” of any such thing happening — unless he “went bankrupt.”

“I would probably say absolutely not,” he said of the prospect of reuniting with Meg White for a White Stripes revival. “I couldn’t see any reason to ever do that. I’m not the kind of person that would retire from baseball and come out of retirement the next year. I mean, if we went to all the trouble of telling people we’re done we meant it, you know?”

“If we were forced to change our mind about that, I can only imagine the reason being if we went bankrupt or really needed the cash, which would be a really sad thing,” he continued to NME. “I would probably be issuing an apology along with the announcement of the show dates.”

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Jack White takes over SXSW with new songs, fancy suits

There’s a real “come as you are” approach to dressing for South By Southwest — florescent hair, ironic T-shirts, giant medallions shaped like characters from Rugrats, Ghostbusters-style jump suits. Plus, the weather is all over the place. Cut-off shorts? Seen plenty of’em. Puffy parkas? Ran across at least one of those too.

But you don’t see a whole lot of natty three-piece suits, let alone ones topped off by sassy fedoras—unless you were at the Third Man Records/From The Basement showcase at Stage on Sixth Friday night. Third Man label boss and blues-loving bon vivant Jack White clad his support staff — band members and roadies alike — in natty attire, simultaneously reminding everybody that there was work to be done, and it was to be executed in White’s extremely particular style. (Unfortunately no photos were immediately available from the event, so the picture above is from an earlier show).

The formality was appropriate, as White’s set had grown into one of the most looked-forward-to musical events of the weekend, and the line to try to get in to see him and his label cohorts stretched for several blocks. People were curious about the new material from White’s forthcoming solo debut Blunderbuss, but they were also simply drawn in by his unique charisma and his chops as a performer. And by tapping into the past—classic country, Delta blues, cacophonous teenage garage rock—he has often predicted the future. What would he reveal this time?

White’s first order of business was indulging in one of the cornerstone rules of a rock show: Get’em early. READ FULL STORY

Jack White announces solo album, debuts new song 'Love Interruption': Hear it here

We’ve seen Jack White do a lot of things. First came the White Stripes, of course, and then the seemingly endless list of side projects and collaborations, some (the Raconteurs, Loretta Lynn, Wanda Jackson, the Dead Weather, John C. Reilly) better than others (okay, mostly just Insane Clown Posse). We’ve even seen the man take home an elephant head!

This spring, though, we’ll get see him do something new: go solo.

White announced today that he’ll be releasing his solo debut Blunderbuss on April 24 via Third Man Records, the label-record-store-recording-studio he runs out of Nashville.

“I’ve put off making records under my own name for a long time, but these songs feel like they could only be presented under my name,” White says of the new album. “These songs were written from scratch, had nothing to do with anyone or anything else but my own expression, my own colors on my own canvas.”

And if his album’s very, very good lead single is any indication, Blunderbuss will be worth the wait. Check out the short, strummy “Love Interruption” below:

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Jack White acquires a $12,500 elephant head, drives hard bargains on 'American Pickers': See the clip

Wonder what Jack White’s been up to lately?

As viewers of the History Channel’s American Pickers know, the ex-White Striper, vinyl revitalizer, and  Insane Clown Posse collaborator has been busy bartering for stuffed elephant heads.

The show recently went down to White’s Third Man Records headquarters in Nashville to unload the exotic animal segment, buy some of Jack’s vintage wares, and meet Tempest, the world’s oldest burlesque dancer.

“I really do love animals,” White — whose fourth White Stripes album, as many fans know, bears (ha!) the title Elephant – tells the cameras. “And I love the majesty of taxidermy.”

But does he love its majesty enough to fork over the $12,500 sticker price for a stuffed pachyderm, or will he be able to wheel and deal his way to a lower price? READ FULL STORY

Actor John C. Reilly sings! Hear his Jack White-produced single here -- EXCLUSIVE

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John C. Reilly, best known for his roles in movies ranging from Boogie Nights to Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, is not exactly a stranger to singing.

After all, the man did duet with Jack Black and Will Ferrell at the Academy Awards, earned his own Oscar nod for a bittersweet musical performance in Chicago, and of course, Walked Hard as the star of a fictional biopic on hard-livin’ country star Dewey Cox.

Now though, he’s going full-on legit with the release of two official singles via Third Man Records, the Nashville label headed by Jack White, who also produced both tracks.

The first, a cover of the Delmore Brothers “Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar,” featuring Tom Brosseau, can be found streaming on Brosseau’s website, but you’ll only find his collaboration with Becky Stark (a.k.a. the songstress who fronts L.A. flashback-folk outfit Lavender Diamond, pictured with Reilly above) here.

Stream their version of Ray Price’s “I’ll Be There If You Ever Want,” below, and find this song and the pair’s take on the Dolly Parton/Porter Wagoner duet “I’m Making Plans,” simultaneously on iTunes and on vinyl (dude, what did you expect? It’s Jack “Señor Analog” White) on Nov. 29: READ FULL STORY

Who is the greatest guitarist of all time? Prepare to be unsurprised!

For decades, the question of who exactly is the greatest guitarist of all-time has occupied countless music fans — if not drummers, like myself, who are usually too exhausted from doing all the real work to debate such an inconsequential matter.

Regardless, Rolling Stone has just released a new list which ranks history’s top 100 fretmeisters and which was voted on by a veritable army of guitarists including Billy Corgan, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Lifeson, Ritchie Blackmore, Mick Mars, Robbie Robertson, Melissa Etheridge, and Kirk Hammett.

The list is packed with what can only be described as the usual, legendary, suspects. Jimi Hendrix tops the 100 and he is very much not the only featured musician currently jamming at the great gig in the sky.

Indeed, while such young-ish turks as Slash, Jack White, Derek Trucks, and Radiohead‘s Jonny Greeenwood are included, the entire top ten is made up of either the deceased or guitarists who, with the arguable exception of Jeff Beck, haven’t recorded anything of real note in a long time.

Take a look at the list yourself by clicking here and tell us what you think. Does the 100 merely reflect the electorate’s own often very “venerable” nature or is the golden age of the great, innovative, guitar hero now just a distant memory? And who is your pick for the best guitarist of all-time?

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Jack White, Depeche Mode, Patti Smith to cover U2's 'Achtung Baby'

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Et tu, Achtung?

These days, you can’t throw a John Fluevog boot without hitting a ’90s tribute album.

Spin recently got indie-rockers including Surfer Blood and Jeff the Brotherhood to make a pretty good one with Newermind, a Nirvana tribute released on the 20th anniversary of Nevermind. Stereogum.com has done the same for Radiohead’s OK Computer, Bjork’s Post, and R.E.M.’s Automatic for the People.

And today, Bono confirmed that Jack White, Patti Smith, Depeche Mode, Damien Rice and others will cover songs from U2’s Achtung Baby for an album commissioned by the U.K. rock magazine Q.

White, who played with U2’s the Edge in the documentary It Might Get Loud, has chosen “Love Is Blindness.” Smith’s claiming “Until the End of the World.” Depeche Mode will cover “So Cruel.” And Rice will play “One,” a song he once performed in a busking duet with Bono.

The rest of the lineup hasn’t been announced, nor has the release date. But maybe U2 should add Coldplay to that list? We all know how much Bono loves Chris Martin.

Read more at EW.com:
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Jack White, Insane Clown Posse, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart walk into a bar... No really, it's actually happening

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That sounds like the beginning to a filthy joke about powdered wigs and Faygo, but those three parties are actually getting together for what should be a wild collaboration.

According to the greatest press release ever written by a human, band collector/empire runner Jack White will be producing a new version of a forgotten Mozart ditty called “Leck Mich Im Arsch” (which apparently translates to “Lick Me in the A–” — as Amadeus proved, Wolfie adored a good bawdy joke). To execute the song, White has called on fellow Detroit natives Insane Clown Posse to add new lyrics to the melody that will be played by Nashville garage-metallers JEFF the Brotherhood.

The track will be available on September 13 both digitally and as a seven inch single (it wouldn’t be a White production without some level of vinyl scarcity). The b-side will be a song called “Mountain Girl,” which is apparently an ICP rap about a shotgun wedding and meth addiction.

We haven’t heard the song yet (there is some sort of small preview here), but obviously it’s one of the most awesomely unusual tag-teams to come up in a while. UPDATE: OH WOW.

Then again, considering Alice Cooper is working with Ke$ha and Kid Rock has teamed up with just about everybody, maybe slightly crazy people from Detroit are destined to work in unusual pairings.

Readers, what do you think?

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Bob Dylan, Jack White, Norah Jones recording lost Hank Williams songs

Bob Dylan, Jack White, Norah Jones recording lost Hank Williams songs

You can’t stop Bob Dylan. The seemingly indestructible 70-year-old force still puts out albums (his last was 2009’s Together Through Life) and still tours constantly, despite the fact that he turned 70 this year.

For his next trick, Dylan is partnering with the Country Music Hall of Fame to release The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams on his own Egyptian Records.

The album will feature never-recorded lyrics written by country legend Williams set to new music care of the likes of Jack White, Norah Jones, Alan Jackson, Jakob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, and Dylan himself.

The album, which coincides with the closing of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s exhibit on the Williams family’s impact (it shuts down at the end of the year), will be available on October 4. READ FULL STORY

Stephen Colbert debuts 'Charlene II (I'm Over You),' drops single on iTunes

All this week, Stephen Colbert has been presenting music-themed editions of The Colbert Report in a series he dubbed “StePhest ColbChella,” featuring a number of great performances and a multi-part package about his visit to Jack White’s Third Man Studios in Nashville.

On Thursday night, the series concluded with Colbert’s performance of “Charlene II (I’m Over You),” the sequel to the stalkeriffic song the host first delivered in 2006. He was backed by the Black Belles, a mysteriously well-dressed goth garage group also signed to White’s record label.

In fact, Colbert is now an official member of the Third Man roster—”Charlene II (I’m Over You)” is currently available on iTunes and can also be purchased on vinyl. Check out Colbert’s live run through “Charlene II (I’m Over You)” after the jump.

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