A Star Is Born could've starred Jack White, almost featured a whole different bummer ending

At this point, everybody who wanted to Bradley Cooper’s latest take on A Star Is Born has already seen it, meaning we all already know how the tragic end of this tragic story differs from the tragic end of all the previous versions of the tragic story, but it turns out that Cooper and the rest of the people behind…

Here's a long-forgotten recording of Jack White on a "rude" Blondie cover from 1997

Third Man Records’ Ben Blackwell has written an essay for Discogs about the magic of old cassettes, arguing that they’re “the new 45s” because they were so ubiquitous for a time that there are countless lost treasures and forgotten genres hidden on cassettes, and to prove his point he has shared a cassette discovery…

Jack White helps Stephen Colbert turn your favorite jingles into goth nightmare music

On Friday’s Late Show to promote his new album Boarding House Reach, Jack White first spent some poking fun at his image as one of modern rock’s foremost weirdos. Joining Stephen Colbert before his in-studio performance, White amiably goofed on his image as “guy auditioning to take over should Tim Burton have a…

Here are the 28 most-anticipated albums of March

New releases really ramp up for March, with a glut of offerings from veteran rockers (The Breeders, The Decemberists, Yo La Tengo), underground rap icons and stoner-rap legends (MF DOOM & Czarface, Jean Grae & Chris Quelle, Curren$y, YoungBoy NBA), and boundary-pushing electronic artists (Lost Girls, DJ Taye). Here…

Poor, sweet, good-hearted Jeopardy! contest confuses Jack White for Eminem

Not all Jeopardy! failures are equal. While some are negligible—one’s use of “gangster” instead of “gangsta,” for example—others are positively Turd Fergusonian. Take, for example, sweet, sweet Julie’s blunder in the above clip, which finds her confusing rapper Eminem with rocker Jack White. Had the question—Which…

Jack White shares new single from new album that still doesn't have a release date

Back in August, we reported that Jack White was recording a new solo album—his first since 2014's Lazaretto—in a very quiet manner that involved writing melodies in his head rather than making any loud noises. Now, White has officially announced the album, giving it the name Boarding House Reach and releasing a new…

Jack White is turning “We’re Going To Be Friends” into a children’s book

Jack White is about to add “children’s author” to his various other credits. (Musician, vinyl producer, guy with his own baseball card.) White’s Third Man Books imprint announced today that it’s releasing We’re Going To Be Friends, a kids’ book version of the classic White Stripes song. It’s not clear if White wrote…

The playful magic of Michel Gondry’s collaborations with The White Stripes

It’s been almost a decade since the last White Stripes album came out, and much of the curiosity that accompanied their early years has faded into trivia, especially as Jack White continues his slow transformation into a hat-wearing record-industry barnacle à la Bono or Rick Rubin. But it’s also a good time to revisit…

Jack White’s Third Man Records is opening a vinyl production facility in Detroit

Penning a figurative love letter to the alt-rocker’s preferred musical medium, as well as to his financially troubled hometown, Jack White’s Third Man Records has announced that it’s opening its own vinyl pressing factory in Detroit. The facility, located in the city’s famed Cass Corridor neighborhood, will employ 50…

From anti-releases to 1-inch records: 13 albums you have to work too hard to hear

Obsessive music fans are a strange ilk. Not only will they fill their homes with every deluxe reissue of a record, but they’ll take on some barely functional curiosities, too. Here’s a look at the releases that stretch the definition of “album,” often requiring so much effort that it begs the question if it’s worth…

Kendrick Lamar and Jack White to feature on the final Tribe Called Quest album

Last week, the members of influential hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest announced their final album, We Got It From Here, Thank You For Your Service. The group—which reunited last year after an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show—had been working on the new music in the months before and after the death of the…

Jack White’s anti-Trump stance is now available in T-shirt form

The White Stripes made their stance on Donald Trump known earlier this week. Surprise! They don’t like him. Now they’ve taken that anger and turned it into a product. Jack White’s label, Third Man Records, has made an “Icky Trump” T-shirt available for pre-order. The slogan is a play on the name of the band’s song…

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