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.
Riot Fest 2019 has announced its lineup for its 15th-anniversary event this fall in Chicago, in Douglas Park, September 13th -15th. Slayer (final Chicago & Milwaukee show), Against Me!, Flaming Lips, Glassjaw, Senses Fail, Taking Back Sunday, Testament, Avail, Dashboard Confessional, Bloc Party, Ween, H2O, Blink-182, Bikini Kill, The Raconteurs, Jawbreaker, Ween (performing The Mollusk), Bloc Party (performing Silent Alarm), Die Antwoord, Patti Smith And Her Band, Rancid, Violent Femmes, Descendents, Manchester Orchestra, The B-52s, and dozens more are booked to play. Tickets on sale now at the link below. Continue reading
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
It’s always interesting to see when musicians jump from project to project and do a complete musical 180 in the process. But from hardcore punk to psych blues is novel one. Continue reading