Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard and Jack White backing singer Ruby Amanfu have teamed up to record two songs to be released as a 7-inch vinyl single on White's Third Man Records. Side A features a cover of 'I Wonder,' a tune originally performed by Sixto Rodriguez, the subject of the Oscar-winning documentary 'Searching For Sugar Man,' while the B-side is an acoustic version of 'When My Man Comes Home,' originally recorded by blues guitarist Memphis Minnie.
Jack White has been named the official ambassador of Record Store Day 2013, this year's edition of an annual event held in celebration of independent record stores across the country. To mark his appointment as "Record Store Day Ambassador," White appears in a video short that features the rocker giving a tour of the United Record Pressing vinyl plant in his adopted hometown of Nashville. He also issued a statement regrading his appointment and why RSD is important to him.
Did Jack White take the opportunity of performing before a worldwide TV audience at the 2013 Grammys last night (Feb. 10) to swear? That's exactly what CBS is denying after swarm of viewers took to Twitter and other social media to claim White and singer Ruby Amanfu, a member of his all-female backing band the Peacocks, each sang the F-word instead of "fight" during the 'Love Interruption' line, "I want love to walk right up and bite me, grab a hold of me and fight me."
Jack White, decked out in a swanky Elvis-meets-Johnny-Cash black suit with silver embroidery and inlaid rhinestone, kicked off his 2013 Grammy performance with his all-female backing band the Peacocks. White and the six sirens -- drummer, upright bassist, pedal steel guitarist, piano player, fiddler and backing vocalist -- turned in a smooth, sublime version of 'Love Interruption,' a standout track from his Album of the Year-nominated 'Blunderbuss.'
Jack White's debut solo album, 'Blunderbuss,' dropped less than a year ago, but the prolific rocker -- who is also known for his work with the Raconteurs, Dead Weather and, of course, the now-defunct White Stripes -- is already hard at work on the follow-up. “I’m writing a lot of songs for another record, I have over 20 tracks I’m working on right now," White tells BBC 6 Music News. "So it's been very busy, yeah ... Third Man and that together keeping me very busy."
Yesterday, we reported that Jack White -- always doing his best to live up to his reputation as an eccentric genius -- will issue via his Third Man Records a new single by Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes, and that a limited number of vinyl copies will be pressed old medical X-rays. Now comes the chance to listen to one of the songs. Check out Haynes' cover of the hardcore punk band's Adrenalin O.D.’s 'Paul’s Not Home' below.
Jack White has played on and produced a new single by Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes. The record will serve as the next installment of Third Man Records' ‘Blue Series,’ and in a move that justifies the label head and former White Stripes member's reputation for eccentric creativity, White plans to release a limited number of vinyl copies on old medical X-rays.