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Tuesday Jul 1 | 411mania.com

Jack White Covers Kanye West's 'Black Skinhead'

Jack White recently performed in Dublin and kicked things off with a cover of Kanye West's "Black Skinhead".


Related Topix: Blues, Music, Entertainment

Tuesday Jul 1 | The Daily Record

'I asked your mother for you, she said you were too young': ...

'I asked your mother for you, she said you were too young': Song about Rolf Harris' sick obsession which brought him down THE abuse victim who the star just couldn't get out of his head ended up being key in bringing the pervert to justice AS ROLF Harris sang of a married man's fixation with a schoolgirl, no one in the audience could have guessed ... (more)


Related Topix: Blues

Mon Jun 30, 2014

98ROCK Tampa

Jack White Plays Past Curfew In Dublin

At the end of the rocker's concert in Dublin Thursday night, the power was cut to the PA system in the middle of his cover of Lead Belly's "Goodnight Irene."


Related Topix: Blues

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Time Goes By

Elder Music: Van the Man

This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to take over the column.


Related Topix: Van Morrison, Pop/Rock, Jelly Roll Morton, Jazz, Blues, Black Entertainment, Soul, Solomon Burke, Ray Charles

Fri Jun 27, 2014


Watch Jack White Perform With The Kills In Dublin Last Night

The Kills opened for Jack White in Dublin last night ahead of White's stop at Glastonbury, which of course led to several collaborations between White and Kills singer Alison Mosshart, his Dead Weather bandmate.


Related Topix: Jack White, Pop/Rock, Blues

Mon Jun 16, 2014

The Times

Our History: Noted author's letters include Lead Belly

Every now and then chance explorations lead to the discovery, or in this instance rediscovery, of gems of local history.


Related Topix: Blues, Nob Hill (San Francisco, CA)

Thu Jun 12, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

Jack White's Country-Punk Crossover: Concert Review

Channeling Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, Hank Williams and Lead Belly, the ex-White Stripe adds even more colors to his musical palette, as his roots remain gloriously tangled, from garage-punk to raucous country-rock.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Jack White, Blues, Hank Williams, Country, The White Stripes, Entertainment, Music

Wed Jun 11, 2014


Joseph Assadourian's the Bullpen Begins Tonight Off-Broadway

Actor/playwright Joseph Assadourian, like Charles Dutton and Lead Belly before him, discovered his theatrical voice while serving time behind bars.


Related Topix: Broadway, NJ, Blues, Theater, Arts, Prison