Jack White and Dave Grohl Release Statement About White’s Recent Rant


In case you have been asleep most of the day, you probably have heard about Jack White and his Boston rant last night against Rolling Stone. The former White Stripes frontman stopped himself and deemed the rant to be “Kanye West-esque.”

The rant, like you probably read took jabs at Rolling Stone and how they sold their musical soul to the paparazzi devil by posting such riveting article like “What Taylor Swift Wore” and even took a jab at the Foo Fighters and the fact that they have three guitarists.

Instead of getting into a word debate with White, the Foo Fighters took to their Twitter and posted a playful response to the word vomit with the caption, “Busted…behold, the secret of the Foo Fighters sound….”


Instead of letting this spin out of control and become a tabloid making headline (like it hadn’t already), both White and Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl have responded to the audio in a joint statement, well kind of; both White and Grohl actually have the same publicist.

What a way to keep it in the family.

Read the statement below and hear the audio after that.

“Dear dream-makers of the media….

Last night Jack White made a joke on stage!

There was a minor equipment mishap, specifically with his guitar, and in an effort to keep his audience engaged, he made a joke! It was meant to be funny and self deprecating: “hey sorry, you’re stuck with just me up here…” vs the Foo Fighters who have three guitar players on stage and regularly play stadium shows.

Jack has the upmost respect for the Foo Fighters and communicated with Grohl this morning.

So if you’ll let us, we’ll all continue with our day and we assure you: All is well in the rock n roll world.”

Do you think White was just being sarcastic or was it a case of narcissist douchebaggery? You be the judge of that and for the record, White was in Boston (like we said earlier), not Cleveland. When you listen to the audio, you’ll understand.

Would You Fight for Jack White’s Love?


It’s been a little while since we’ve heard anything from Jack white, but the music legend is back in the news and no not for his sad Jack White memes.

Today, the musician released the music video for one of the tracks from his recently released album, Lazaretto.

The video for the song, “Would You Fight for My Love?” takes place at a dark bar which looks like it should exist in the 1950’s era rather 2014 and makes you question what exactly is real.

The clip also introduces the watcher to White’s new haircut. We’ll be honest, we miss his long, stringy hair.

According to a press release about the production of the video, the video for the track was conceptualized, produced and shot in a 24 hour time period. The six-hour shoot was reportedly done with less than 12 hour notice for those involved.

But then again, this music video is for the man who managed to record, press and distribute a vinyl in four hours. Time is no issue for him.

After taking a break from his “Lazaretto” tour, White is set to finish up the North American leg of it which picks up at Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia, MD on Sunday, Sept. 14.

Jack White vs. Dublin’s Concert Curfew


Jack White has proven time and time again just why he is such an icon and during a recent show at Dublin’s Royal Hospital Kilmainham, White proved again why he’s managed to stay on top in the music world for so long.

Recently, a video from the show was obtained by Consequence of Sound, which shows how during that concert, the venue tried to get White off the stage, but he wouldn’t budge. Apparently, they have a really strict curfew and either White forgot about the time constraint or he chose to ignore it.

In the midst of his 25-song set, which included some White Stripes favorites like “Icky Thump” and “Seven Nation Army” as well as tracks from the recently released, Lazaretto, the venue pulled the plug on the PA system.

Instead of getting defensive about it, White didn’t seem fazed and told the crowd, “the PA’s gone” and then proceeded to ask them to sing along with him.

Talk about a champ.

Check out the video and keep an eye out for the unplugging of the PA system which happens around the 4:30 mark.

White will be heading out on a North American tour beginning. Full tour dates can be seem below.


July 19 Forecastle Festival, Louisville, KY

July 20 Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO

July 21 Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI

July 23 Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL

July 24 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL

July 26 Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI

July 27 Stage AE Outdoors, Pittsburgh, PA

July 28 Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI

July 30 Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, MI

July 31 Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON

August 2 Osheaga Music Festival, Montreal, QC

August 18 Midland Theatre, Kansas City, MO

August 20 Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO

August 23 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

August 25 Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA

August 26 Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA

August 27 McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale, OR

August 28 Deer Lake Park, Vancouver, BC

August 29-31 SonicBoom, Edmonton, AB

August 30-31 X-Fest, Calgary, AB

September 14 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

September 15 Cleveland State Wolstein Center, Cleveland, OH

September 17 The Bleacher Theater at Fenway Park, Boston, MA

September 19 Music Midtown Festival, Atlanta, GA

September 20 Moran Theater, Jacksonville, FL

September 21 Fillmore, Miami Beach, FL

September 22 Fillmore, Miami Beach, FL

September 24 The Township Auditorium, Columbia, SC

October 11-12 Corona Capital Festival, Mexico City, Mexico

Watch Bonnaroo Sing Back Up for Jack White


How do you know that you’ve made a name for yourself as a musician in the music world? When over 70,000 people sing along with you, one of your hit songs and that’s exactly what happened last night during Jack White’s set at Bonnaroo when he went on to perform The White Stripes’ hit song, “Seven Nation Army” on his own.

To begin with, White performed a 26-song, two and a half hour set which surpassed the normally scheduled time slot by 45 minutes. The set included songs from his career including songs from The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather and of course his solo catalog and a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “The Lemon Song.”

Check out the (short) video from last night, where the audience helped back White up for “Seven Nation Army.”

Jack White Debuts New ‘Lazaretto’ Track



Looks like Jack White really is giving fans his new album ahead of the time. The singer revealed that the full record can be heard over at iTunes First Play.

Lazaretto Track List:

1. “Three Women”
2. “Lazaretto”
3. “Temporary Ground”
4. “Would You Fight For My Love?”
5. “High Ball Stepper”
6. “Just One Drink”
7. “Alone In My Home”
8. “Entitlement”
9. “That Black Bat Licorice”
10. “I Think I Found The Culprit”
11. “Want And Able”

Jack White has already proven that he is a master of doing musical things and we’re pretty sure that at the rate he is going, releasing songs from his upcoming new album Lazaretto, the fans will have the full album before the record hits stores.

During the weekend, video footage surfaced of White, who is in the middle of his Lazaretto Tour performing a new song which is assumed to be from the anticipated album. The song is titled “Temporary Ground” and takes more of a twangy route than White’s White Stripes days, but then again, Third Man Records is in Nashville. Anyway, check out the new song (live) below.

If you haven’t already heard, White has been keeping a little busy in the meantime. Recently, he slammed several artists including The Black Keys to which he reportedly said in an interview that they were “ripping him off” and even though it wasn’t a dig at former White Stripe bandmate, Meg, he does say that they haven’t spoken in a long time and today, he issued an official apology to those that he might have “offended.” The full apology can be read over at this website.


Fourth Annual Governors Ball Schedule Released


Houston, we have major problems and it looks like whoever the people were who planned the schedule for this year’s Governors Ball is to blame. 

The Governors Ball, which already revealed it’s long list of high-profiled artists including Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Jack White, Skirllex, Foster the People, Discloure and many more have just unveiled its schedule and there may be a lot of conflicting acts that the audience would like to see.
Outkast and Damon Albarn will be closing out the night so that is probably the big issue on the first day. Honorable mentions include TV on the Radio or Grimes; Neko Case or La Roux; and Julian Casablancas or Jenny Lewis.
Saturday, the issues continue with audience member needing to pick between Jack White and Skrillex. (we’re bias, we’d go with Jack White especially since he follows The Strokes; their first festival show in three years and they never go out on tour or anything). Sadly, The Strokes will be  up against Childish Gambino. Honorable mentions for Saturday include Spoon or Sleigh Bells; Disclousre or Broken Bells; and Defheaven of Tanlines. 
As for Sunday, there doesn’t seem to be any big conflicts except for Tyler, the Creator playing against AlunaGeorge and Banks playing opposite Wild Belle. No big since you will be able to see Vampire Weekend close out the entire weekend-long fest.
The schedule is currently not up until Friday on the official website for the festival, but you can go ahead and find over at the festival’s mobile app or Clashfinder

The Governors Ball is set to take place during the weened of June 6-8 at randall’s Island Park in New York City. Tickets are still available if you feel like taking a spontaneou trip to NYC and go to a festival.

Just in case you forgot who was playing when.

Listen to Jack White’s Record Store Day Recording of “Lazaretto”


Yesterday, we revealed how Jack White was able to beat a world record without even knowing that such a record had existed before his plan was set in motion.

The record at hand? World’s Fastest Record Release.

Besides giving fans who were not able to head to his Third Man Records in Nashville on Record Store Day experiment a look at just what took place, White also released the live recording of one of his new songs, “Lazaretto,” the lead single and title track from his upcoming new album due out on June 10.

Below is the official video that was released earlier today which finds us listen to two programs directors who got to first hand experience what went on as White attempted to accomplished his record-breaking accomplishment. In total, it took about four hours from the live performance/recording in the morning, to the master being taken to the United Press plant in town to the actual vinyls making their way back to Third man Records where present fans were able to purchase it for $30.

The live version of “Lazaretto” can be heard around the 7:20 mark, but if you are really interested in what went down during Record Store Day, then watch the full 11-minute clip.

White also decided to release the official audio from the upcoming album as well as the track list for it. All that can be seen after the recap of Record Store Day.


1. “Three Women”
2. “Lazaretto”
3. “Temporary Ground”
4. “Would You Fight For My Love?”
5. “High Ball Stepper”
6. “Just One Drink”
7. “Alone In My Home”
8. “Entitlement”
9. “That Black Bat Licorice”
10. “I Think I Found The Culprit”
11. “Want And Able”

Jack White Makes Record-Making History


Jack White had a plan to break a world record during Record Store Day and he managed to do just what he set out to. 

White began the day by performing a couple of songs including the titled track from his upcoming new record, Lazaretto (due out June 10) and within four hours, the recording had been available on a limited number of vinyls.

Though he does refer to the accomplishment as the “world’s fastest released record,” White admitted that he isn’t even sure if that world record is even record in the Guinness World Record. The attempt had been tried before and record. The title is currently held by accordion-toting polka trio Vollgas Kompanie, who issued their album Live on August 16th, one day after they recorded it in their home country of Switzerland. 

After the performance had been recorded, the masters were rushed to United Record Pressing also located in Nashville, to immediately began pressing the 45s. The pictures that adorn the sleeves of the record are those that were taken during the intimate, early morning show. After the 3 hours, 55 minute and 21 second wait, the records were escorted back to Third Man Records where eager fans were able to purchase it, quite literally off the presses.

According to White’s spokesperson, a recap video of yesterday’s achievement will be available later on today for those unfortunate people who weren’t able to see history or at least a world record, be made. For now, you can head on over to Third Man’s Instagram and check out the picture that chronicled the record-breaking achievement. 

Jack White to Head Out on “Lazaretto” Tour


Just a week after announcing that he will be releasing a new album, Jack White has now announced that he will be hitting the road to tour in support of it.

The Lazaretto tour is slated to begin on April 19th, Record Store Day for those not familiar, at White’s Third Man Records in Nashville. After that, the tour will pick up on May 29 in Tulsa, OK at Cain’s Ballroom and continue throughout the United States for some solo and festival stops as well as a few key days in Europe. The tour will wrap up on August 3 after a three-day stop in Montreal for the Osheaga Music & Arts Festival.

Joining him for the Summer tour as openers will include fellow Third Man Record artist, Kelley Stoltz and singer-songwriter Benjamin Booker.

Full tour dates for the Lazaretto Tour can be seen here.


April 19: Nashville – Third Man Records
May 29: Tulsa, Okla. – Cain’s Ballroom
May 30: Lubbock, Texas – Wild West
May 31/June 1: Houston – Free Press Summer Festival
June 2: Shreveport, La. – Municipal Auditorium
June 3: New Orleans – Saenger Theatre
June 5: Charlotte, N.C. – The Fillmore Charlotte
June 7: New York City – Governors Ball
June 12/13/14/15: Manchester, Tenn. – Bonnaroo
June 25/26/27/28/29: Somerset, England – Glastonbury
June 26: Dublin, Ireland – Royal Hospital Kilmainham
June 29/30: Paris -L’Olympia
July 3: Amsterdam – Heineken Music Hall
July 4: Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival
July 5: London – Eventim Apollo
July 19: Louisville, Ky. – Forecastle Festival
July 20: St. Louis, Mo. – Fox Theatre
July 21: Milwaukee, Wis. – Eagles Ballroom
July 23: Chicago – Chicago Theatre
July 24: Chicago – Auditorium Theatre
July 27: Pittsburgh, Pa. – Stage AE Outdoors
July 28: Detroit – Fox Theatre
July 30: Detroit – Masonic Temple Theatre
July 31: Toronto – Air Canada Centre
Aug. 1/2/3: Montreal – Osheaga Music & Arts Festival

Lazaretto is due out on June 10 and is currently available for digital pre-order worldwide on iTunes. Like many releases recently, when you pre-order the album, you will receive the first single, “High Ball Stepper,” instantly.

Jack White to Release Second Solo Album


Jack White has a busy summer ahead of him including many festival,s but it looks like that isn’t the only thing he has planned. Today, it was revealed that the former White Stripes frontman will be releasing his second solo album later this year.

The album will be titled Lazaretto and is set to be released on June 10th through Columbia Records and White’s own record label, Third Man Records. The first official single from the upcoming record won’t be released for a little, but that hasn’t stopped White from releasing an instrumental song titled “High Ball Stepper.”

Third Man Records has revealed its plan to release the album as part of its Vault Subscription which will feature a package of lots of bonus stuff such as Lazaretto EP on blue and white split-color vinyl, a fold out poster, a 7-inch demo version of two of the songs on the album and a few more objects. For those interested, the package is “Vault Package #20.”

If that sounds like something you’d like, the last day to sign up for it will be April 30 at midnight.

Check out “High Ball Stepper” here and hopefully it will hold you over until the lead single is released.