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Jack White to Issue Rare White Stripes Live Recordings on Vinyl

July 7, 2014

As part of his label Third Man Records' "Vault Package" series, Jack White is issuing a live double-LP of rare White Stripes recordings titled Live Under the Lights of the Rising Sun. The duo, which broke up in 2011, recorded the tracks on their first...


Where's Meg White? Jack Speaks Out

May 23, 2014

On July 31st, 2007, the White Stripes played their final concert. The duo returned to the stage — with drummer Meg White on guitar — for Conan O'Brien's last Late Night show two years later, and two years after that confirmed their split in...


The 10 Most Killer Cover Songs of the Past Decade

September 3, 2013

This century has been a golden age for cover songs. Thanks to YouTube, we're always there whenever a band plays a must-hear version of some recent hit or Eighties classic or forgotten rarity, and after years of downloading and Spotify, the borders between...


10 Songs You Can't Believe Are 10 Years Old

July 8, 2013

In 2003, American troops invaded Iraq, action star Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor of Kahleefawnia, and two former American Idol contestants released soon-to-be hit records in the same week. (Has it really been a decade since we first heard the...


Black Friday's 11 Must-Have Vinyl Releases

November 21, 2012

For rock & roll fans, the holidays are coming early this year: artists ranging from Bob Dylan and Nirvana to John Mayer and the White Stripes are releasing limited-edition vinyl gems for Record Store Day's third annual Black Friday celebration....


25 New Songs Added to Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time

May 31, 2011

When Rolling Stone's panel of 162 experts revised their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time last year, everyone involved had a better perspective of the past decade of popular music. As a result, the new version of the list includes 25 songs of...


Week in Music: The White Stripes Break Up, Elton John Gives Billy Joel Tough Love and More

February 4, 2011

 The biggest news this week was the break-up of the White Stripes, who officially called it quits in a statement released on Wednesday. This sad news inspired a lot of nostalgia at the Rolling Stone office, so we've compiled all of our past coverage...


Jack White, Rock Innocent: Rolling Stone's 2003 Interview

February 2, 2011

When Jack White, 27, was a teenager, he wrote a poem called "Image Can Kill Love." "It was anti things that had no meaning behind them," the White Stripes singer-guitarist says, "things that were done simply because they looked or sounded cool." His goal...


The White Stripes Announce Their Break-Up

February 2, 2011

In a surprise news posting on Jack White's Third Man Records website, The White Stripes officially announced that they have broken up. "The reason is not due to artistic differences or lack of wanting to continue," the post reads. "Nor any health issues...


Jack White Confronts 'Whining' Fans

December 1, 2010

Jack White is pissed — this time, at his fans. It's all because, he says, he was just trying to outwit so-called "flippers" who buy limited-edition releases, only to sell them for much higher prices online. But after his Third Man label auctioned...


More Top Stories: Bret Michaels, Jack White

September 15, 2010

Bret Michaels Announces 'Rock of Love Boat' Bret Michaels will return to the Rock of Love franchise, but with a twist: the Poison singer will board a cruise ship and dole out relationship advice to couples as the ship's resident "love guru."...


Wanda Jackson Covers the White Stripes - Song Premiere

November 12, 2013

Click to listen to Wanda Jackson's 'In the Cold, Cold Night' Wanda Jackson's enticing and mysterious take on the White Stripes' "In the Cold, Cold Night," which premieres here, is the first single from Rockin' Legends Pay Tribute to Jack White, a...


50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

July 31, 2013

Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, Rolling Stone asked a panel of writers, industry figures and artists – from Lars Ulrich of Metallica to Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes – to vote on their favorite live performers right now. To be...


Patti Page, 'Tennessee Waltz' Singer, Dead at 85

January 2, 2013

Pop-country singer Patti Page died on January 1st in Encinitas, California. She was 85. Born Clara Ann Fowler, Page was the best-selling female artist of the 1950s and had 19 gold and 14 platinum singles. Page landed on the charts 111 times, and her...


White Stripes Release Recordings of First-Ever Live Shows

July 9, 2012

The White Stripes have released recordings of their first-ever live shows. Available through Third Man Records' "Vault" subscription series, the package includes a tote bag along with two vinyl records: Live at the Gold Dollar 7", which features the White...


Listen: 10 Great White Stripes Deep Cuts

February 7, 2011

It’s been a White Stripes soundtrack ever since Jack and Meg announced they’re breaking up the band. It’s the end of a unique case of musical chemistry. "I don’t know why it works so well," Jack White told me in 2002. "It’s...


The White Stripes in Rolling Stone: Interviews, Photos, Features and More

February 2, 2011

Rolling Stone first wrote about the White Stripes — who just announced that they're breaking up — when we reviewed their second disc, De Stijl, in November of 2000. "If The Who played 'Maximum R&B,' then you could call The White Stripes'...


Jack White, the Decade's Dirty Bluesman

February 2, 2011

At the turn of the century, Jack White was thinking hard about the blues. "A hundred years had passed since the beginning of it," White says, "and it was an illusion in my head at that moment that on a very small level, there was a new blues emerging...


Jack White's Label Head Fires Back at Fans Upset About Album Auction

December 3, 2010

Ben Swank — head of Jack White's Third Man Records — fired back Thursday at fans angry over the label's decision to sell rarities on eBay. In a blog post in British newspaper The Guardian published Thursday, Swank backed up some forum...


Plus: Pumpkins Ready EP, White Stripes Single Sells for $18K

October 20, 2010

Smashing Pumpkins to Release Second 'Teargarden' EP November 23rd Billy Corgan and his Smashing Pumpkins will release Teargarden by Kaleidyscore Vol.II: The Solstice Bare, the second EP in Corgan's planned 44-song, 11-EP project, on November 23rd....