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Jack White, the Mob & the Seven-Foot Tall Music Video Jukebox

During my last visit to Nashville, I decided to take a walk. I purchased a venti iced-coffee from a Starbucks near my Airbnb and strolled past the honky-tonks, bachelorette parties and hurly-burly of Broadway until I had wandered a mile to Jack White’s record store, Third Man Records. I admit I didn’t know much about the store; my only …
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Drummers Who Have Dropped the Sticks – Part 1

Drummers are an essential part of the musical kingdom. They provide their band with a heartbeat, keep track of the timing, and make some glorious beats. Sometimes they’re mediocre, sometimes Ginger Baker good, and sometimes not very good at all – but they’re most always essential. From Dave Grohl to Phil Collins, there came a time in a few…
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Jack White to Receive Special Innovator Award at Music Biz 2015

Jack White will receive the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) inaugural Innovator Award for his achievement with his latest album Lazaretto and the vinyl ULTRA LP, an exceptional work that uniquely marries classic art and current technology. The Award will be presented during …
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Music Worth Buying – Jack White and Corb Lund

Orange County Register (CA) music critic Robert Kinsler and his co-host, TJR review new CDs. This week TJR discusses Lazarreto by Jack White and Robert discusses Counterfeit Blues by Corb Lund.
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Eminem, Zac Brown Band, John Mayer and Jack White to Headline 2014 Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta

Eminem, Zac Brown Band, John Mayer and Jack White will headline this year’s Music Midtown Festival at Piedmont Park on Friday, September 19th and Saturday, September 20th in Atlanta.  The annual festival,  which began in 1994, will also feature chart …
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Jack White’s Blues

Guitarist and all-around musician / producer / songwriter Jack White is responsible for shining a light on old delta blues masters that had long been forgotten by the general public. His band The White Stripes covered songs by the likes of Robert Johnson, Son House, and Blind Willie McTell, as well as Captain Beefheart who represent the second generation of experimental blues acts. What’s so great about White’s cover songs is that they don’t …
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Jack White on the Art of Playing Guitar

Jack White has a minimalistic approach to guitar playing. When it comes to music equipment Jack goes for a “less is more” approach. But the vintage fanatic White does make use of modern technology when it comes to effects like pitch shifters. Here we take a look at some of White’s ideas and influences behind his guitar playing style, as well as some insight in how he achieves his very unique sound. 1. Jack White’s guitar playing is often characterized by a very raw sound, and an intense delivery…
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10 All-Star Tips For Improving Your Guitar Skills

When you’ve just started out playing guitar, it is always a good idea to draw inspiration from other guitarists around you. There’s nothing better than learning from other musicians. An experienced guitarist can certainly steer you in the right direction as you try to strum your first few chords on the six string. But surely, nothing would be better than getting advice from your guitar heroes, right? Slash spoke to Guitar World about how he’s been able to become one of the world’s best guitar players with a limited knowledge of scales…
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More Performers Announced For 55th Annual Grammy Awards

Current GRAMMY® nominees the Lumineers, Carrie Underwood and Jack White are set to perform; nominees Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert will join together in a special performance; and Elton John and nominee Ed Sheeran will perform live together for the …
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10 Great Albums of 2012

Whenever I look back at a year, at first glance I think “there weren’t many albums that I liked this past year,” or something to that effect. But as soon as I actually start listing them I always find myself having so many new favorites, and 2012 is no exception. I’ve decided to list 10 albums that I think stand out from the crowd. Some are obvious choices, and others might be a bit obscure, but well worth a listen, and a great way to discover some new music. ZZ Top – La Futura. 2012 was the year of classic rock. Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and ZZ Top all…
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Lollapalooza 3-Day Passes Sold-Out But Single-Day Tix Still Available

Three-Day Passes for the 2012 edition of Lollapalooza are officially sold-out. A limited number of Single-Day Passes for the musical extravaganza are now available, with the listing of bands by day. The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Bassnectar, and The Shins …
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Lollapalooza Announces 2012 Lineup

For the eighth consecutive year, Lollapalooza will transform Grant Park into North America’s biggest music extravaganza, bringing together over 130 diverse acts from around the world. Leading the charge in 2012 are the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, The …
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Various Artists – Hank Williams: The Lost Notebooks

If anyone other than Bob Dylan had been spearheading this project, there probably would have been a ton of criticism levied against it. How can you imagine finishing a painting started by Da Vinci? When you look at it that way, I have to even admit that it doesn’t make a lot of sense. However, somehow it all comes together for the better on this disc. Comprised of compositions started but never finished by Hank Williams in the same Cadillac that he entered into eternity, the lyrics were headed to the dumpster when someone…
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The Secret Sisters – What A Year!’

Family harmony, going back to the days of the Louvins, Wilburns, or even back to the Carters has long been a hallmark of Country Music history. Though their musical output cannot be just labeled “Country,” the duo of sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers definitely have some of that identifiable sound. As the Secret Sisters, they have quickly staked a claim as being one of the most critically-acclaimed artists in the music field…
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