Jack White (The Raconteurs, The White Stripes, Third Man Records) was the last-minute musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night and used it to pay tribute to Eddie Van Halen, who died last week at age 65. Not only did White play an EVH model guitar, his solo during the song “Lazaretto” featured two-hand tapping, which Eddie made famous the world over.
The Raconteurs have announced their new album Help Us Stranger, due out June 21 on Third Man Records, owned by Jack White, and marks the supergroup’s third release and first new full-length album since 2008. The band, which features White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler has already released the singles ‘Sunday Driver’ and ‘Now That You’re Gone’ in December. All the songs on the record are White and Benson originals, except for the Donovan cover ‘Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness).’ The album will also be released via Third Man’s subscription series as a Vault package. The bundle features a limited edition electric green/black/copper swirled vinyl LP, a 7″ of demo versions of two songs from the album, a bandana, a custom vinyl slipcover, and more. The band returned to the stage this past weekend at Third Man Records’ 10 Year Anniversary party.Continue reading
While spending much of 2018 woodshedding and recording, the previously dormant supergroup The Raconteurs (The White Stripes, Greenhornes, The Dead Weather) has been working on their new album for a 2019 release. The band had not released any new music in over a decade. Now check out not one, but two brand new songs, streaming at the link below. ‘Sunday Driver’ and ‘Now That You’re Gone.’Continue reading
Sleep has been teasing a new release for some time and will release a new album today, 4/20 for all their bud loving fans. Sciences will supposedly drop today at the stroke of 12 midnight and you can say you lived to see Sleep follow up their album Jerusalem, which came out 19 years ago. Third Man Records (owned by Jack White) will release the album recorded at God City Studios with Kurt Ballou (High On Fire, Converge). Continue reading
Gütersloh may be a long way from the Louisiana swamps, but German two-piece The Picturebooks sound like they were born and raised on nothing but the Blues along the Mississippi. The band’s sophomore release and début for Another Century, Home Is A Heartache, is raw Blues Rock stripped to the bare essentials; a fuzzy guitar, stomping drums, and soulful vocals.Continue reading
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be happening once again over two weekends: April 10-12 and April 17-19, 2015 in Indio, California. AC/DC, Jack White and Drake will headline the three days respectively.
Amongst the acts listed on the poster on the rock side include Bad Religion, Reverend Horton Heat, Brant Bjork and Low Desert Punk Band, Drive Like Jehu, Antemasque, Bad Suns, Circa Survive, OFF!, and Touche Amore.
Lollapolooza South America has released its respective lineups for their Chile, Brazil and Argentina editions, each happening in March 2015.
The Santiago, Chile stop will be happening on March 14-15, 2015 at O’Higgins Park and the bill will feature Jack White, Kings Of Leon, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, The Smashing Pumpkins and Foster The People topping the bill. Other acts confirmed to perform include Kasabian, The Kooks, Interpol, Bastille, NOFX, Major Lazer, St. Vincent, as well as Chilean artists Congreso, Jorge Gonzalez, Fernando Milagros, Astro and Pedropiedra.
The Buenos Aires, Argentina stop will be happening on March 21-22, 2015 at Hippodromo de San Isidro and the bill will feature Jack White, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, The Smashing Pumpkins, Foster The People, Kasabian, Bastille, Alt-J, Interpol, Major Lazer, St. Vincent, Nicky Romero, as well as Argentinian artists Pedro Aznar, Zero Kill and Maxi Trusso.
The Sao Paolo, Brazil stop will be happening on March 28-29, 2015 at Autodromo de Interlagos and the bill will feature Jack White, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, The Smashing Pumpkins, Foster The People, Kasabian, Bastille, Alt-J, Interpol, Major Lazer, St. Vincent, Marina and the Diamonds, as well as Brazilian artists Pitty and Banda do Mar.
In related news, Lollapalooza has announced their German edition in Berlin, happening September 12-13, 2015 at Tempelhof Airport. The Chicago edition is happening on July 31-August 2, 2015.