Jack White
Rock musician
Jack White
Jack White, often credited as Jack White III, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor. He was best known as the guitarist, pianist and lead vocalist of The White Stripes until they split in February 2011, as well as a member of The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather. He is ranked No. 70 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".
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Repaying Their Riches: Executives Who Have Had to Give Back
NYTimes - 5 months
While an increasing number of companies include clawback provisions to recover executive compensation, many are reluctant to use that power. Here are some that have.
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I've Moved 6 Times in 5 Years. Here Are My Tips for Getting Your Security Deposit Back
Fox News - 5 months
While it's important to try to get back as much of the deposit as possible, trying too hard can be a huge waste of money. If you want to recoup some of your security deposit, here are my tips. The post I've Moved 6 Times in 5 Years. Here Are My Tips for Getting Your Security Deposit Back appeared first on Real Estate News and Advice - realtor.com.
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Juno Sends First Image Back While Orbiting Jupiter
NYTimes - 7 months
NASA released the first photograph taken from its space probe since its camera was turned back on after it locked into orbit on July 4.
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5 Simple Ways To Give Back While Traveling
Huffington Post - over 3 years
We’d all love to go on a volunteer vacation, learn about the local culture and perhaps save the world. With the average American getting a total of 15 paid vacation days per year, it’s hard to find time to relax and recharge let alone any to give back while we’re traveling. Just a friendly reminder here: 5 affordable – some even effortless – ways to give back on your next vacation. Because, even if it gets old, it isn’t about how much you give. 1) Donate your leftover change to UNICEF's Change for Good on your plane ride home. American Airlines, Aer Lingus, and Alitalia are among many airlines that's partnered up with UNICEF. 2) Use your extra luggage space to pack much needed supplies for local communities. Websites like Pack For A Purpose and Together For Good keeps an updated list of local schools that can always use more. 3) Book your vacation through a charity website. You’re going to pay for the vacation anyway so why not book at a site like Goodshop, which donates half of ...
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Josephine d'Allant: Standing up Against Forced Evictions: How Slum Dwellers Are Fighting Back
Huffington Post - over 3 years
While urban renewal can lead to old and decrepit buildings being put to more "productive" or lucrative use, evictions can be disastrous for slum residents. Rising property values lead developers and government officials to abruptly displace slum dwellers, often without proper notice, legal standing, or reimbursement. Read on to learn about how four participation-based solutions use community resistance to face slum clearance in Cairo, Mumbai, Lagos, and Rio de Janeiro, then join us on URB.IM to share your thoughts. Many Mumbai slums are being demolished, relocated, and redeveloped in its quest to become a gleaming world-class city. URBZ, based in Dharavi, has launched an antidote to the heavy-handed government redevelopment policies: the 'Homegrown Cities' project. The plan is to develop tiny plots of land in collaboration with the community, local builders, and non-local architects and engineers. They will then sell or rent each house to someone from the community at the s ...
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Jack White Confronts Himself in 'I'm Shakin''
Rolling Stone - over 4 years
Jack White has delivered the video for his roaring Blunderbuss cover of Little Willie John's "I'm Shakin" but first he has to deal with himself Two Jack Whites dressed in mirror image black and baby-blue suits battle it out over the track shredding and gritting their teeth in a battle-of-the-bands confrontation...
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Did Supreme Court Get Pat on Back—While It Kicked Poor in Shins?
California Progress Report - over 4 years
By Steven P. Wallace New America Media The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Thursday that validated the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was a tremendous victory for all Americans, especially the sick and uninsured. The court received a pat on the back by many community health advocates for allowing the nation to move forward in trying to provide health insurance to all Americans, but it did so while delivering a less noticed kick in the shins to health care reform’s promise for lower-income Americans—particularly those from ethnic or racial communities. The issue for them is the expansion of Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for the poor. At least half of the increased health insurance coverage promised by ACA is projected to come from this expansion. read more
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Give Back While Traveling With These Voluntourism Hotel Packages And Programs
Gadling - almost 5 years
Filed under: Activism, Hiking, Learning, North America, Bahamas, Jamaica, United States, Hotels and Accommodations, Ecotourism, Budget Travel, Caribbean Just because Earth Day has passed doesn't mean we should stop doing our part. In the spirit of goodwill, these hotels are offering voluntourism packages and programs for guests. Limelight Hotel Aspen, Colorado Throughout the summer, the Limelight Hotel is helping guests get their hands dirty and help the environment. In partnership with the Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, guests will be able to do trail work in the beautiful White River National Forest, which spans millions of acres. Volunteer tasks include trail maintenance, trail construction, invasive species removal and more. Hotel guests who participate will receive transportation, a packed lunch and beverages and a complimentary beer in the hotel lounge when they return. Eight hour day volunteer projects are available, as well as sunset volunteer times from 5:00 pm to 8:00 p ...
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Jack White Announces Second London Show
Paste Magazine - almost 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-125635" href="/Jack+White+1">Jack White</a> has already sold out his June 22 show at London's HMV HAmmersmith Apollo and today he announced an additional show at O2 Academy Brixton on June 21. Tickets are onsale now.
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Jack White Shuts Down Possibility of White Stripes Reunion
MTV News - almost 5 years
With the release of his much anticipated solo debut Blunderbluss just around the corner, <a class="fplink fp-125635" href="/Jack+White+1">Jack White</a> is out and about talking up his album and, sadly, squashing the hearts of fans of the band that made him famous. Talking to NME, White shot down rumors that The White Stripes would reunite … ever. "I would probably say absolutely not. Absolutely no chance. I couldn't see any reason to ever do that," White told the music mag. "I'm not the kind of person that would retire from baseball and come out of retirement the next year. I mean, if we went to all the trouble of telling people we're done, we meant it, you know?" He continued, "If we were forced to change our mind about that, I can only imagine the reason being if we went bankrupt or really needed the cash, which would be a really sad thing. I would probably be issuing an apology along with the announcement of the show dates." White has been hitting the pavement hard in supp ...
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Jack White Discusses New Album, Says 'No Chance' of Stripes Reunion
Crave Online - almost 5 years
In a rare interview, White shared a bit of the process behind 'Blunderbuss' and put the final seal on the White Stripes' tomb.
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Jack White Shows He's Still Into Blues-Rock
New York Times - ArtsBeat Blogs - almost 5 years
His new band, like his old ones, felt loud with the potential of getting louder.
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Jack White Kicks Off His Solo Tour in Chattanooga
Rolling Stone - almost 5 years
At this point more than a dozen years since the White Stripes’ peppermint-swirled debut <a class="fplink fp-125635" href="/Jack+White+1">Jack White</a>’s resume could be pretty fairly described as "towering" stacked with records production credits film roles and label proprietorship He seems like such his own person such his own kind of person But while he’s...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jack White
    THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 36
    White released his debut solo album, Blunderbuss, on April 24, 2012.
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    On January 9, 2012, Jack White appeared on American Pickers.
    More Details Hide Details In the episode Jack trades his photo booth, first Jukebox, and US$6,000 for a taxidermy elephant head. Jack White appeared as a guest of The Colbert Report in three consecutive episodes in 2011 (June 21–23), and again on April 26, 2012. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-guitarists-of-all-time-19691231/jack-white-19691231
    On March 3, 2012, he appeared on Saturday Night Live as the musical guest, with Lindsay Lohan hosting.
    More Details Hide Details He'll be playing selected dates in the summer, with festivals such as Radio 1's Hackney Weekend, Sasquatch! Music Festival, Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, one of the biggest festivals in the world, Rock Werchter in Belgium, and later in the year, he'll be headlining Austin City Limits Music Festival. For his solo shows, White tours with two bands. One, The Peacocks, is all-female, and the other, The Buzzards (sometimes called Los Buzzardos), is all-male. The guitars White uses live are two 1965 JB Hutto Montgomery Airlines (one which he received from a fan), a three pickup Airline Town & Country (used on tour with the Raconteurs and in the "Steady As She Goes" music video), a Harmony Rocket, a 1970s-era Crestwood Astral II, 1950s-era Kay Hollowbody (given to him by his brother in return for a favor), a Gretsch White Penguin (as seen in the music video for Icky Thump), and a custom Gretsch Rancher Falcon acoustic guitar. When playing with the Raconteurs, White usually plays two custom Gretsch-styled copies of the Duo Jet double-cutaway guitar, which were made in collaboration with his Seattle luthier, Randy Parsons. His main guitar is dubbed the Triple Jet, which is made of copper and features a Gretsch logo from 1912. For their first tour, Jack also played Gretsch Anniversary Jr. with a Bigsby vibrato tailpiece and three Filtertron pickups.
    On January 30, 2012 White released "Love Interruption" as the first single of his debut solo album, Blunderbuss, which was released on April 24, 2012.
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  • 2011
    Age 35
    The song "You Know That I Know", finished and performed by White, was featured on The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams, released on October 4, 2011.
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    He was awarded the title of "Nashville Music City Ambassador" by the Nashville mayor Karl Dean in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Of Polish, Scottish, and Canadian descent, John Anthony Gillis, the son of Teresa and Gorman Gillis, was born the youngest of ten children (six brothers, three sisters) in a lower middle-class neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan. He grew up in a Catholic family. His father and mother worked for the Archdiocese of Detroit, as the Building Maintenance Superintendent and secretary in the Cardinal's office, respectively.
    The couple announced their divorce in June 2011, throwing a divorce party to celebrate their sixth anniversary and the "making and breaking of the sacred union of marriage," according to the invitation sent to guests.
    More Details Hide Details In a press statement, the couple vowed to remain "dear and trusted friends and co-parents." It is rumored that Karen Elson is "Mildred" of the Third Man Records produced album, "Mildred and The Mice". In 2006, it was revealed in the Sunday Times Rich List that White and his British wife Elson had a joint fortune of at least £20 million (US$37 million). This ranked them at seventh place in the list of entertainers under age 30 who were born or live in the United Kingdom, ahead of the likes of Orlando Bloom and Kate Winslet.
    He was best known as the vocalist, guitarist and pianist of The White Stripes until they split in February 2011, as well as a vocalist and guitarist for The Raconteurs and the drummer of The Dead Weather.
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  • 2010
    Age 34
    In November 2010, producer Danger Mouse announced that White has been recruited for his collaboration with Daniele Luppi entitled Rome along with Norah Jones.
    More Details Hide Details White provided vocals to three songs on the album: "The Rose with the Broken Neck," "Two Against One" and "The World."
  • 2009
    Age 33
    White's first solo single, "Fly Farm Blues," was written and recorded in 10 minutes during the filming of the movie, in August 2009.
    More Details Hide Details The single went on sale as a 7-inch vinyl record from Third Man Records and as a digital single available through iTunes on August 11.
    In 2009, Jack White was featured in It Might Get Loud, a film in which he, Jimmy Page, and The Edge come together to discuss the electric guitar and each artist's different playing methods.
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    In early 2009, Jack White formed a new group called The Dead Weather with The Kills frontwoman Alison Mosshart. White takes drum and vocal duties, while The Raconteurs bassist Jack Lawrence and Queens of the Stone Age keyboardist and guitarist Dean Fertita round the four piece out. The group debuted a handful of new tracks on March 11, 2009 in Nashville from their debut album Horehound, which came out July 13, 2009 in Europe and July 14, 2009 in North America, on White's Third Man Records label.
    More Details Hide Details On October 16, 2009, Mosshart confirmed that the second album was "halfway done". The first single "Die by the Drop" was released on March 30, 2010. The new album, Sea of Cowards was released on May 7 in Ireland, then on May 11, 2010, in the U.S. and May 10 in the United Kingdom, and again, on White's Third Man Records. It was rumored that in 2003 White collaborated on Electric Six's song "Danger! High Voltage." Both he and the Electric Six denied this, and the vocal work was credited officially to John S O'Leary. However, a recent radio interview with Tim Shaw on Kerrang! 105.2 in the UK had Electric Six lead singer Dick Valentine talking openly about White singing on this song as well as speculating on the amount of money he was paid ($60,000). Also, a Q magazine article stated that Jack White did in fact work with Electric Six on the song "Gay Bar".
  • 2008
    Age 32
    In 2008, White collaborated with Alicia Keys on the song "Another Way to Die", the theme song for the James Bond film Quantum of Solace.
    More Details Hide Details He performed five songs for the Cold Mountain soundtrack; "Sittin' on Top of the World", "Wayfaring Stranger", "Never Far Away", "Christmas Time Soon Will Be Over" and "Great High Mountain".
  • 2007
    Age 31
    In July 2007, The White Stripes made history by playing the shortest concert ever only playing one note, in St John's, Newfoundland.
    More Details Hide Details They played a full show later that night at the Mile One Centre in downtown St. John's. On February 2, 2011, it was reported on the main page of whitestripes.com that the duo has decided to part ways. White stated that it was not due to health issues or artistic differences but there were a "myriad of reasons". White formed The Raconteurs in 2005 along with Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler. The origin of the band was the song 'Steady, As She Goes' which White wrote along with Benson. This inspired them to create a full band with the addition of Lawrence and Keeler. The band came together in Detroit during 2005 and, for the remainder of the year, recorded when time allowed. The band's debut album Broken Boy Soldiers was recorded at Benson's home in Detroit. The band set out on tour to support the album, including eight dates as the opening act for Bob Dylan. The group's second album, Consolers of the Lonely, and its first single, "Salute Your Solution", simultaneously in 2008. The album received a Grammy nomination.
    A documentary, The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights, about the band's 2007 tour, in which they played a gig in every Canadian province and territory, appeared in the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.
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    In late 2007, the band announced the cancellation of 18 tour dates due to Meg White's acute anxiety problems.
    More Details Hide Details White had revealed plans to release a seventh, as of yet untitled album in the summer of 2009. However, this has yet to happen. The band also made their first live appearance since Meg's anxiety problems in September 2007 on the final episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien on February 20, 2009.
    The band's sixth album Icky Thump, released in 2007, entered the UK Albums Chart at number one and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200.
    More Details Hide Details The album's sound also included more punk, garage and blues influences than its predecessor.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2005
    Age 29
    They married on June 1, 2005 in Manaus, Brazil.
    More Details Hide Details The wedding took place in a canoe on the Amazon River and was officiated by a shaman. A Roman Catholic priest later convalidated their marriage. Manager Ian Montone was the best man and Meg White was the maid of honor. Official wedding announcements stated that "it was the first marriage" for both. On May 2, 2006, the couple had a daughter, Scarlett Teresa White. Their second child, Henry Lee White, was born on August 7, 2007. The White family resides in Brentwood, Tennessee, a suburb south of Nashville, where Elson managed a vintage clothing store called Venus & Mars.
  • 2004
    Age 28
    White and Zellweger's breakup became public in December 2004.
    More Details Hide Details White met British model Karen Elson (twin sister of Kate Elson) when she appeared in The White Stripes music video for "Blue Orchid". The video's director, Floria Sigismondi, noted "you sensed an energy between them".
  • 2003
    Age 27
    In 2003, White made his acting debut in Mutant Swinger from Mars, and had a brief but highly publicized romantic relationship with actress Renée Zellweger, whom he met during the filming of Cold Mountain.
    More Details Hide Details That summer, the couple were in a car accident in which White broke his left index finger and was forced to reschedule much of the summer tour. He posted the footage of his finger surgery on the web for fans.
  • 2002
    Age 26
    The album's stripped-down garage rock sound drew critical acclaim in the UK and soon afterward in the US, making The White Stripes one of the more acclaimed bands of 2002.
    More Details Hide Details The album was followed up in 2003 by the commercially and critically successful Elephant. Allmusic wrote that the album "sounds even more pissed-off, paranoid and stunning than its predecessor... darker and more difficult than White Blood Cells. " The album's first single, "Seven Nation Army", was the band's most successful. The band's fifth album, Get Behind Me Satan, was recorded in White's own home and marked a change in the band's musical direction, with piano-driven melodies and experimentation with marimba and a more rhythm-based guitar playing by White.
  • 2001
    Age 25
    In 2001 the band released White Blood Cells.
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  • 1998
    Age 22
    In 1998, The White Stripes were signed to Italy Records, a small and independent Detroit-based garage punk label, by Dave Buick. The band released its self-titled debut album in 1999, and a year later the album was followed up by the cult classic De Stijl.
    More Details Hide Details The album eventually peaked at No. 38 in Billboard's Independent Albums chart when the band had established their popularity. While performing and in music videos, Jack and Meg are very recognisable visually, as they dress only in red, white, and black.
  • 1997
    Age 21
    White formed The White Stripes in 1997, along with Meg White, The band began its career as part of the Michigan garage rock underground music scene, playing with local bands such as Bantam Rooster, The Dirtbombs, The Paybacks, Rocket 455, and The Henchmen, among others.
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  • 1996
    Age 20
    They were married on September 21, 1996 and were divorced on March 24, 2000.
    More Details Hide Details Jack took her last name. White is often referred to as eccentric. For instance, he has an obsession with the number three. On November 7, 2005, it was widely reported that White had changed his name to "Three Quid" (quid is British slang for pound sterling). However, most reports indicated that this would only last until the end of the tour. On December 13, 2003, White was involved in an altercation with Jason Stollsteimer, lead singer of The Von Bondies, at the Magic Stick, a Detroit club. White was charged with misdemeanor aggravated assault. He pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of assault and battery, and was fined $750 (including court costs), and was sentenced to take anger management classes.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1987
    Age 11
    White eventually became an altar boy, which landed him an uncredited role in the 1987 movie The Rosary Murders, filmed mainly at Holy Redeemer parish in southwest Detroit.
    More Details Hide Details As a child he was a fan of classical music. He attended Cass Technical High School in Detroit. He began playing an instrument, a drum, at the age of six. As a teenager, White was already listening to the blues and 1960s rock that would influence him in The White Stripes, Son House and Blind Willie McTell being among his favorite blues musicians. He and his childhood friend, Dominic Suchyta (NKA Dominic Davis), would listen to records in White's attic on weekends and began to record cover songs on an old four-track reel to reel tape machine. At the time White was described as "a kid with short hair and braces". He has said in many interviews that Son House's "Grinnin' In Your Face" is his favorite song of all time. In 2005 on 60 Minutes, White told Mike Wallace that his life could have turned out differently. "I'd got accepted to a seminary in Wisconsin, and I was gonna become a priest, but at the last second I thought, 'I'll just go to public school. I had just gotten a new amplifier in my bedroom, and I didn't think I was allowed to take it with me." At 15, White began a three-year upholstery apprenticeship with a family friend, Brian Muldoon. White credits Muldoon with exposing him to punk music and pushing him to play music with Muldoon as a band: "He played drums, well I guess I'll play guitar then."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Born
    Born on July 9, 1975.
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