NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ Interviews The Whites Stripes

Jack and Meg White of the White Stripes

Guitarist and vocalist Jack White and drummer Meg White of the White Stripes dropped by Fresh Air with Terry Gross on Thursday (June 9) on NPR’s WHYY in New York. Listen to the interview, and preview three full-length cuts from their just released album ‘Get Behind Me Satan’ via NPR.org below.

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V2 And Hits Mag In Verbal Battle Over White Stripes

Hits Magazine and V2 are in a war of words after slamming the label, which released the White Stripes’ ‘Get Behind Me Satan’ on Tuesday. “Industry jokers joke that V2 ought to be renamed V1/2 as the understaffed company makes a desperate attempt to set up the most critical release in its brief history,” the magazine quipped. “If V2 was a functioning record company, the Stripes release would be much, much bigger…” V2 Records President Andy Gershon responded to Hits owner Lenny Beer, “Lenny, let’s face it and call a spade a spade. You got your facts wrong, not that you care about getting them right… the [new] Stripes record is set up quite well with a ship-out of 600,000 records. I don’t need to defend the label to you, and you know why? You trash people that don’t pay you [i.e., buy ads]. Pure and simple.”

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Jack White Marries Model Karen Elson

White Stripes singer-guitarist Jack White married model Karen Elson. According to his publicist, the two were married Wednesday in a canoe on the Amazon River.

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The White Stripes ‘Blue Orchid’ Video

The White Stripes are out with the video to their new single ‘Blue Orchid’. Watch it via AOL below.

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White Stripes ‘Hotel Yorba’ Live Video

White Stripes are out with the live video to ‘Hotel Yorba’, from their DVD ‘Under Blackpool Lights’. Watch it online below.

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The White Stripes Live ‘Jolene’ Video

The White Stripes are out with the live video to 'Jolene', from their forthcoming 'Under Blackpool Lights' DVD, due December 7th. The live concert was filmed during the band's January performance at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, England. Watch the video online below.


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Jack And Meg White Attend John Peel’s Funeral

Jack and Meg White of The White Stripes were on hand for legendary Radio 1 broadcaster John Peel's funeral on Friday (November 12) at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St. Edmunds. Check out pictures from WireImage.
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The White Stripes Perform In Paris

The White Stripes performed at Rock on Scene Festival 2004 on Friday (August 27) at St. Cloud National Forest in Paris, France. Check out pictures from WireImage.
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New Trends In Rock

Ken Barnes of USA Today took part in an online chat with readers earlier today and was asked about Franz Ferdinand, Modest Mouse, and The Killers, bands who are making a buzz with danceable rock, and whether he felt more bands would follow the trend. "Could be--it's encouraging to see this trend follow the garage-rock-inspired White Stripes revival, and the net result is that modern rock finally seems to be carving out an identity of its own again after about five years of being virtually indistinguishable from active rock formats," Barnes responded. "In other words, there's a viable alternative rock format again. So, sure, I expect more acts to follow this path. The Scissor Sisters are an extreme, more pop-oriented example, and there will be a new crop of British bands coming our way shortly, I'm sure." The transcript at usatoday.com has since been removed.
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Jack, Meg And Renee Check Out Dirtbombs Gig

The Toronto Star reports that Jack and Meg White of the White Stripes and Jack's gal Renée Zellweger took in the Dirtbombs at the Horseshoe last weekend. Jack got up and played drums during one number.
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