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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 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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Pearl Jam can’t find a better man to jam with than Jack White in Nashville

Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Festival kicks off today, which you can now enjoy from the comfort of your air-conditioned home via our hosting of Red Bull TV’s livestream. (Don’t worry, you can still keep a Port-A-Potty in your backyard for the sake of authenticity.) But that just wasn’t soon enough for Saturday headliners…

Hear Jack White’s theme for Maya Rudolph and Martin Short’s variety show

Tonight marks the debut of Maya And Marty, NBC’s latest attempt to drag the rotting corpse of the televised variety show back onto this mortal coil for some singing-and-shambling fun. Starring Saturday Night Live alums Maya Rudolph and Martin Short, the series is a spiritual sequel to Rudolph’s variety special from…