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Jack White: Blunderbuss

Jack White never intended to make a solo album.  However, after Wu-Tang Clan abbot The RZA was forced to cancel a session he had scheduled at Third Man to record a 45 as part of the label’s acclaimed Blue Series, White decided to keep the musicians he hired on the clock to lay down something for himself.

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Glide’s Top 10 Record Store Day Exclusives

Here you can find Glide Magazine's Top 10 releases for Record Store Day. We'd love to hear your thoughts, comments and your own personal favorites in our comment section below. See you bright and early tomorrow morning!

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Bloggy Goodness: Winnie & Zooey

If you didn’t think it was possible for Zooey Deschanel to get anymore adorable, then think again. The doe-eyed musician/actress will be featured on the  soundtrack to Disney’s reboot of Winnie

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Bloggy Goodness: Jack’s Debut Turns 10

It sort of seems hard to believe, but it’s been ten years since Jack Johnson put out his debut album Brushfire Fairytales via the small indie-label Enjoy Records (which is

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The White Stripes: A Retrospective

Please welcome HT reader Max Eddy to break down the career of The White Stripes, a band who recently announced their break up…

On February 2nd, Groundhog’s Day, The White Stripes announced that they would no longer be recording. The surprisingly straightforward message posted on the band’s website explicitly ruled out “artistic differences” and “illness,” saying rather that the band wanted to keep the music as it was. In their final message, the blues-rock duo comprised of faux-brother and sister Jack and Meg White implored their fans not to be sad, saying that the music “belonged to you now and you can do with it whatever you want.”

Though no one has died and Jack will surely continue recording with any of his side projects like The Dead Weather, the White Stripes are dead.

The band hardly burst upon the scene with their debut self-titled release in 1999. Jack was already a veteran of the burgeoning Detroit garage-rock scene, though he’d seen mixed success up to that point. It’s easy to assume that he formed the two-piece duo simply to play the music he wanted without having to worry about anyone else. He took the lead with vocals and a hammering guitar line, with Meg backing him up on drums.

Over the next two albums, De Stijl (2000) and White Blood Cells (2001), the White Stripes perfected their sound and the image that helped to define their image as much as any album did. Always with an eye for artistry, Jack gave the band a red and white color scheme which was splashed over their albums and stage presence. Growing in their popularity as well as their musicianship, the band produced some of the best music of the then-young millennium and gathered a cult following.

READ ON for more of Max’s White Stripes Retrospective…

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Bloggy Goodness: Get Well Chuck

At a performance at Congress Theatre in Chicago on New Year’s Day, influential Rock & Roll legend Chuck Berry collapsed on stage. According to an official statement on Berry’s website,

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Bloggy Goodness: The Jayhawks Return

Back in 2005, the members of influential alt.country act The Jayhawks decided to go on an extended hiatus after touring behind their seventh studio album, Rainy Day Music. In the

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Bloggy Goodness: A Jack White Christmas

With the holiday season just around the corner, those looking for something  unique for the music fan in your life might want to consider the two new vinyl box sets

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