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Jack White Plays First Solo Gig At Record Label

March 11th, 2012 12:29pm EDT
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Jack White performed his first full solo gig at the third anniversary party of the Third Man record label in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday.

The rocker performed new tracks and classics from his bands The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather during a 19-song set for a specially-invited audience.

The exclusive gig took place in the lounge of of his record label's base.

Audience members included White's Dead Weather bandmate Alison Mosshart.

Jack White Is Going Solo With 'Blunderbuss'

January 31st, 2012 8:36am EST
Jack White
Former White Stripes frontman Jack White has announced he is releasing his first solo album, called Blunderbuss, this April.

"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 explains. "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."

Jack told BBC Radio 1 that the fact he recorded his own material only happened because another artist didn't show up for his recording session at his Nashville studio.

"A few ...

Jack White To Divorce Karen Elson

June 10th, 2011 3:50pm EDT
Jack White
Rocker Jack White is divorcing his model/singer wife Karen Elson after six years of marriage.

The former White Stripes star wed the British beauty in Brazil in 2005, but the couple - parents of daughter Scarlett and son Henry - announced its split on Friday.

In an email sent out to friends and family, White and Elson write, "We remain dear and trusted friends and co-parents to our wonderful children. We feel so fortunate for the time we have shared and the time we will continue to spend both separately and together watching our children grow."

However, the parting lovers insist their ...

Autographed Jack White Guitar Stolen

February 24th, 2011 11:45pm EST
Jack White
A rare guitar signed by former White Stripes star Jack White has been stolen from a set designer's studio in London.

The black Fender, worth $22,500, was swiped along with a TV and a computer from Paul Biver's property on January 23.

Biver, 37, had been given the guitar by a close pal - a rock memorabilia collector - three years ago as a gift in exchange for helping to redecorate his boat.

The designer claims he had only taken the musical instrument into the studio because he was in the process of building a display case for it.

Police believe more than one person was involved in the bu...

Groupie Queen Pamela Des Barres Reflects On VH1 Documentary

January 4th, 2011 9:56am EST
What does it really take to be one of the most recognized muses in rock ‘n’ roll? Just ask fiery haired Pamela Des Barres, the world’s most famous groupie. Before TMZ and Perez Hilton reported on the escapades of celebrities, the now 62-year-old California girl set off to meet her idols and was doing plenty of kissing, but no telling, at least until she published her world renowned memoir in 1987, I’m With The Band. Finally, she dished on what it was really like to be with some of music’s most influential artists, including Mick Jagger, Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, and Jim Morrison. Yet, it wasn...

Queens Of The Stone Age To Return

December 30th, 2010 2:18pm EST
Queens of the Stone Age
Rockers Queens Of The Stone Age are set to end their two-year hiatus by heading back to the recording studio in 2011.

The band has not released any new material since 2007's Era Vulgaris, and in 2008 they embarked an extended break which saw frontman Josh Homme form Them Crooked Vultures with Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones.

Guitarist Dean Fertita also focused on a side-project, playing with Jack White's The Dead Weather, but the musician admits the No One Knows hit-makers are now ready to work together again.

He tells The Pulse Of Radio, "Things are going really good. Everybody seems ...

Paul McCartney To Be Honored At The White House

May 25th, 2010 11:30am EDT
Paul McCartney
The details of Paul McCartney's big White House showdown have been revealed a week after the former Beatles star hinted about a presidential concert in a web chat.

The Jonas Brothers, Faith Hill, Stevie Wonder and Jerry Seinfeld will be part of an all-star line-up that will honor McCartney when he receives the third Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress in the White House's East Room. Jack White, Dave Grohl, Emmylou Harris and Elvis Costello will also be part of the festivities on June 2nd. Paul Simon and Wonder are past Gershwin Prize winners.

McCartney treated ...

Jack White Refuses To Hire A Nanny

April 30th, 2010 3:00pm EDT
Jack White
Jack White and his wife Karen Elson have refused to hire a nanny - the couple is determined to raise its two children without any help.

The White Stripes rocker is dad to Scarlett, four, and Henry, two, with his model/singer wife, who he married in 2005.

However, the proud parents are adamant the kids won't ever be cared for by a child minder - and White is convinced that if Paul McCartney can raise children, he can too.

He says, "Paul McCartney used to take his kids everywhere, never had a nanny I heard. So it can be done, it just becomes part of the scenario. At first it's overwhelm...

Jack White: 'Internet Is A Nuisance'

April 8th, 2010 1:30pm EDT
Jack White
Jack White dreams of a world with no internet - because the web is "a nuisance" that trivializes music.

The White Stripes rocker - who famously records most of his songs using old-fashioned analogue equipment - appreciates that modern technology connects people around the world, but he's adamant it is harming the music industry.

He tells British rock mag NME, "In my head I'm still living and working as if there is no internet, and treat it as a nuisance and use it for whatever is good about it that we can scrape together after the fact."

"The internet is a beautiful tool for many, man...

Jack White's 'Kanye', Whedon's Babes, Gayheart Smokes, Christina's Curves & More (Links)

September 22nd, 2009 5:35pm EDT
Jack White, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Joss Whedon, Star Trek, Re
Check out today's hot selection of links from around the web. Starpulse members can submit links to stuff all around the web, like articles, videos, strange news, photo galleries and more.

Jack White pulls a Kanye - Spinner

Joss Whedon Babes vs. Star Trek Hotties - Asylum

Save Jessica Simpson! - BuzzFeed

Rebecca Gayheart smoking with baby bump! - INF Daily

Thigh Highs: Which Celeb Wears Them Best? - Huff Post

25 Biggest TV Bombs - EW.com

20 most bizarre Craigslist adverts of all time - Telegraph

'New Moon' soundtrack details - Rolling Stone

January Jones To Christ...

Review: 'It Might Get Loud'

August 12th, 2009 10:12am EDT
It Might Get Loud
Somewhere out on a farm in the middle of Tennessee stands Jack White, dressed as Jack White and with familiar Jack White stage manner, standing at a table with various (and somewhat random) items: a wood block, a glass bottle, a wire, a nail and a hammer. What does this have to do with guitar playing? Give him two minutes. He assembles the parts together to make a diddley bow*-- when was the last time you saw one of these-- and then punches some wildly astonishing wails out of it, before finally turning to the camera and asking, "Who says you need to buy a guitar?"

If this is the way dir...

Renee Zellweger And Bradley Cooper Spotted Together In Spain

August 10th, 2009 11:48am EDT
Renee Zellweger
Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper have sparked fresh speculation they are dating - after they were spotted together in Spain.

The stars enjoyed a recent night out at an Italian restaurant in New York, where fellow diners claim they acted like the perfect couple.

An eyewitness said, "He pulled her chair out for her when she sat down and he kissed her on the hand. If they're just friends, they were being awfully affectionate! Throughout the dinner they were playful and flirty."

And now the pair, who star in upcoming movie Case 39, have added fuel to the relationship rumors - by b...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies 8/9/09 - 8/15/09

August 10th, 2009 9:57am EDT
District 9
I finally saw the Sam Mendes dramedy "Away We Go" starring Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski. The film is thoroughly enjoyable with its highs and its lows sharing equal poignancy. It is the perfect hybrid of a drama and a comedy.

Music throughout the film is spot on, appropriate in each instance for the emotions the filmmakers are trying to convey. Rudolph and Krasinski have a wonderful chemistry as husband and wife and engage in hilarious interactions with the other couples in the movie. Krasinski plays the role of Burt with a dopey charm that's hard not to love.

This week is crowd...

Jack White's Film Debut To Premiere At Comic-Con

July 3rd, 2009 8:43am EDT
Jack White
Rocker Jack White's lost movie debut is to premiere at San Diego, California's comic book convention Comic-Con later this month.

The White Stripes,The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather star has appeared in films like Cold Mountain and Walk Hard, in which he portrayed Elvis Presley, but his first acting role was in a low budget 1997 movie, called Mutant Swinger From Mars.

Billed under his real name, John Gillis, White plays Mikey in director Michael Kallio's sci-fi spoof, according to TwentyFourBit.com.

White will be a familiar face on the big screen this year - he's part of new gu...

Bradley Cooper Ends Aniston Romance Rumors With Zellweger Date

July 1st, 2009 11:55am EDT
Bradley Cooper Dates Renee Zellweger
Bradley Cooper has silenced reports he's dating Jennifer Aniston after stepping out with Renee Zellweger for a romantic dinner date in New York.

The Hangover actor has repeatedly denied rumors his relationship with his He's Just Not That Into You co-star Aniston is anything more than platonic, insisting they are really "just friends," despite being photographed dining out together in June.

Now reports suggest Cooper is dating Zellweger - he took the Bridget Jones Diary actress out to a posh Italian restaurant on Tuesday, where fellow diners claim they acted like the perfect couple. ...

Mark Ronson-Amy Winehouse Reunion Called Off

May 25th, 2009 3:00pm EDT
Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson's plans to re-team with Amy Winehouse have fallen through - after the troubled singer failed to turn up to the studio to finish their Quincy Jones tribute.

The superproducer was at the mixing deck for Winehouse's 2006 global smash LP Back To Black and the pop star returned the favor the following year by singing Valerie for Ronson's covers album Version.

But the pair failed to recreate their magic last summer when they were approached to compose a Bond theme for Quantum Of Solace - with White Stripes rocker Jack White and Alicia Keys eventually landing the song.


White Stripes Are Back With New Material

May 11th, 2009 11:04am EDT
The White Stripes
Jack White is starting up The White Stripes with his former wife Meg again, insisting the anxiety issues that hit his partner in 2007 and forced him to scrap a planned tour have been sorted.

The Seven Nation Army rocker holds himself partly responsible for his ex's near-breakdown, because he should have known she wasn't ready to return to the stage so quickly after a hiatus.

He tells Music Radar, "We had to take a break (and) Meg had come from a dead-halt for a year and went right back into that madness. Meg is a very shy girl, a very quiet and shy person. To go full-speed from ...

White Stripes Drummer Meg White Engaged

May 4th, 2009 10:28pm EDT
White Stripes
White Stripes star Meg White is to marry her rocker boyfriend Jackson Smith, according to reports. The 34-year-old drummer is set to marry Smith, 27, who is the son of punk legend Patti Smith, on May 22 after becoming engaged to the star earlier this year.

The couple met last summer and will reportedly exchange vows at a ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee, according to the Detroit Free Press.

A source tells the publication, "They don’t want it to be a circus. They want it to be about the two of them.”

White was previously married to bandmate Jack White from from 1996 to 2000, t...

The 2008 Movie Quiz

January 1st, 2009 1:00pm EST
Dark Knight
That was the year that was! A year of babies, blockbusters, Bond and Batman - but were you paying attention?

As the Tinseltown gossip merry-go-round prepares for its final spin of 2008, we thought we'd offer you a Christmas feast of posers from the year's big stars, films and events.

So, prop up a plastic palm tree, tell granny to take a break from the Botox and get ready for a little light-hearted befuddlement.

Eyes down...

1. What are the names of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's twin babies?

a. Emme and Max

b. Vivienne and Knox

c. Maddox and Shiloh

d. Bill an...

Music Video: Jack White & Alicia Keys 'Quantum Of Solace' Theme

November 12th, 2008 12:13pm EST
James Bond ThemeSong Video Jack White Alicia Keys
Watch the music video for the theme song to 'Quantum of Solace' recorded by Alicia Keys and Jack White. Most critics and fans have hated it so far, but we want to know what YOU think. Watch/listen here and leave a comment below!

Quantum of Solace starring Daniel Criag, Olga Kurylenko and Gemma Arterton hits US theaters this Friday, November 14.

Watch Jack White & Alicia Keys 'Another Way To Die' Video:

Is this the worst James Bond themesong ever? Leave a comment below!

GetBack Bond Ratings: Who Is The Best 007 Ever?

November 3rd, 2008 10:48am EST
Quantum of Solace
With the release of Roger Moore's autobiography, My Word Is My Bond, and the upcoming Quantum Of Solace (the 22nd film in the Official James Bond franchise), we couldn't help but ponder: Who is the best 007 EVER? It goes without saying that he has to be an international man of mystery, a bad-ass crime solver, a babe magnet. Slick, suave, and seductive. But we have our own set of criteria for the best Bond. He must also:

1. Be a snazzy dresser.

2. Have a hot Bond girl.

3. Have a bitchin' ride.

4. Have a killer theme song.

5. Have a relaxing off-hours diversion.


Amy Winehouse Was Director's Favorite For Bond Theme

October 26th, 2008 9:15am EDT
Amy Winehouse
Quantum Of Solace director Marc Forster has confessed Amy Winehouse was his top choice for the new James Bond theme. Jack White and Alicia Keys eventually landed the job of writing and recording the coveted film theme, but Forster admits he always favoured Britain's troubled "Rehab" singer.

He tells WENN, "Amy Winehouse always wanted to write the song when I got involved and I felt that was a great idea because she's also from England, like Bond, and I felt she is such an interesting artist. Unfortunately she wasn't able to write the song and when I heard that Jack White was really int...

Amy Winehouse To Channel Lesley Gore For Tribute Album

October 16th, 2008 8:15am EDT
Amy Winehouse
Celebrity DJ/producer Mark Ronson has confirmed he and Amy Winehouse are to record a new version of Lesley Gore's "You Don't Own Me" for a new Quincy Jones tribute album.

The new collaboration will be the first thing the pair has worked on together since they attempted to create the perfect Bond theme for the new 007 movie Quantum of Solace this summer - Jack White and Alicia Keys eventually landed the song.

After the recording fell through, Winehouse reportedly fell out with the producer, but Ronson insists that's not the case - and he's planning to return to the studio with his ...

The Rolling Stones - 'Stones In Exile' DVD Review

December 31st, 1969 7:00pm EST
The Stones
The Rolling Stones “Stones in Exile” Eagle Rock Ent: If you don’t believe that there was a time when the Rolling Stones weren’t in the best of places – recording in basements and avoiding the law as examples – then set aside some time for “Stones in Exile,” a new documentary chronicling the bands recording process of their now-legendary “Exile on Main St.” album nearly three decades ago. The doc comes straight from the source as 3/5 of the band – Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards - share producing credits, along with director Stephen Kijak, so rest assured going in that this isn...

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