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The White Stripes: Astoria Theatre, London, 21st November

Live Review by The Rev. Al Friston, Rock's Backpages, November 2001

THE MOTOR CITY IS BURNING – on London's Charing Cross Road. An hilariously heraldic "City Of Detroit" flag – with a Latin inscription translating as ...

White Stripes Or Shite Hype?

Comment by Stephen Dalton, Times, The, August 2003

NEXT WEEK the White Stripes release their latest single, a highly distinctive reading of the Burt Bacharach standard 'I Just Don't Know What To Do ...

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Jack White (2009)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, August 2009

Jack White goes way back to his Detroit childhood, the evolution of the White Stripes, and through to his current workaholic agenda

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 51.1mb, total interview length: 55' 48" sound quality: ***

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The White Stripes: SXSW, Austin Fat Tuesday's, Austin, Texas

Live Review by Stevie Chick, New Musical Express, March 2001

THE WHITE STRIPES are quite a sight. ...

The White Stripes: De Stijl (Sympathy for the Record Industry)

Review by The Rev. Al Friston, Rock's Backpages, June 2001

JACK AND MEG White are the future of the very industry for which their label espouses such compassion. These Detroit-based guitar/drum siblings strip Jon Spencer-style ...

White Noise, White Heat: The White Stripes: 100 Club, London

Live Review by Stevie Chick, New Musical Express, August 2001

HE'S THE don of Detroit, the god of garage, the man reclaiming rock'n'roll from false-hearted cheats and whining, hollow charlatans. ...

London Loves Us: The White Stripes

Report and Interview by Robin Bresnark, Detroit Metro Times, August 2001

DETROIT, YOU HAVE a secret admirer. Admittedly, we're not terribly local, not all of us are single, and you certainly wouldn't want to come round ...

Revenge Of The Underground: The Strokes and the White Stripes

Comment by Michael Goldberg, Neumu, December 2001

Is a new day at hand for 'alternative' rockers? ...

Of Strokes and Stripes: An American Invasion

Report by Phil Sutcliffe, Los Angeles Times, July 2002

LAST SUMMER THERE was a sign outside British music’s front door. It read "SITUATION VACANT", and then, in smaller print, "Wanted: the Next Big Thing". ...

Jeff Beck, The White Stripes and friends: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, MOJO, November 2002

THE SHORT version: Jeff Beck is still the champ. The long version: American humorist Fran Lebowitz once wrote words to the effect that vegetables do ...

The White Stripes: The Sweetheart Deal

Interview by Keith Cameron, Guardian, The, March 2003

"SPERAMUS MELIORA; resurget cineribus" – the motto of the city of Detroit translates as "We hope for better things; it will rise from the ashes". ...

The White Stripes: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

Live Review by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, April 2003

THE WHITE STRIPES find out the day before this first show of their tour that Elephant, the startling beast of a record that they made ...

The White Stripes: The Special Relationship

Profile by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, April 2003

THE PERFECT BLUEPRINT for a band devised by Jack and Meg White in Detroit obscurity six years ago has put them at rock's pinnacle today. ...

Rock & Roll Animal: The White Stripes: Elephant (XL) *****

Review and Interview by Gavin Martin, Uncut, May 2003

Fourth album proves crowning glory of Detroit duo's meteoric career to date ...

White Stripes: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by John Doran, Bang, June 2003

JACK AND MEG STRIPPED THE BLUES DOWN TO ITS BARE BONES, FLESH-WOUNDING 8,000 SCREAMING FANS OVER TWO NIGHTS AT LONDON'S BRIXTON ACADEMY ...

Honky-Tonk Grande Dame: Loretta Lynn And Jack White On Country’s Favorite Daughter

Report and Interview by Fred Mills, Detroit Metro Times, June 2003

SOME MIGHT SEE it as a generational passing of the torch: an established music icon sharing the stage with a younger rising star, and there’s ...

The Thin Red Line: The White Stripes: Alexandra Palace, London

Live Review by Nick Hasted, Uncut, April 2004

Rock'n'roll's leading dysfunctional couple play their biggest UK shows yet ...

Jack White and Loretta Lynn: Deconstructing Jack

Comment by Dave Marsh, Harp, July 2004

AT THAT POINT, after one and a half listenings, I concluded that White had heard all the Loretta Lynn records ever made and liked everything ...

The White Stripes: Under Blackpool Lights DVD (Third Man/V2)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Steven R Rosen, Harp, March 2005

EXCUSE MY misperception. I’d always considered the White Stripes as a modernist garage-rock band-hip to the melody of catchy songs like 'You’re Pretty Good Looking ...

The White Stripes: The New Generation

Comment by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, June 2005

JACK WHITE WILL never have the blues badly enough. Though The White Stripes' new album, Get Behind Me Satan, suggests the legendary bluesman Robert Johnson's ...

Jack White: White Noise

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, July 2005

YOU KNOW what they say: You are what you listen to. So what does that say about Jack White? Actually quite a bit: That he's ...

The Truth In Red And White: The White Stripes' Romanticised Reality

Comment by Stevie Chick, Stranger, The, August 2005

"I SAW THIS documentary about a classical guitarist," Jack White told me recently. "He was playing Bach and Mozart, these really ridiculously complicated pieces, but ...

The White Stripes: Hammersmith Apollo, London

Live Review by Paul Morley, Daily Telegraph, November 2005

Paul Morley watches The White Stripes at the Hammersmith Apollo and is blown away by their impeccably skewed greatness ...

Jack White's Side Dish: The Raconteurs

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, May 2006

THE BUSMAN'S holiday has a long if mixed history in rock. From makeshift supergroups to one-off time-killers to impromptu jam sessions, sideline moonlightings are part ...

The White Stripes: White Blood Cells (Sympathy For The Record Industry)

Review by Gavin Martin, Uncut, June 2007

JACK WHITE was certainly ready and prepared for the media storm that greeted The White Stripes' arrival on the international stage with their third album ...

The White Stripes: Detroit Spinners

Interview by Ben Thompson, Daily Telegraph, June 2007

SON HOUSE WAS one of the greatest of all blues singers. Born on a Mississippi cotton plantation in 1902, he died 86 years later – ...

The White Stripes: 93 Feet East, London

Live Review by Ian Watson, Yahoo! Music, February 2008

JACK WHITE just doesn't know what to do with himself. ...

The Backpages Interview: Jack White

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, November 2009

ON THE 18TH of August 2009, in Salt Lake City, I was privileged enough to sit down with Jack White – variously a White Stripe, ...

'There's a Voice in Me Saying Slow Down': Jack White Looks Back

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, November 2009

WE'RE COMING to the end of a punishingly intense set by the Dead Weather, the second side-project band formed by Jack White of the White ...

The White Stripes: Detroit's Rock Heroes Remembered

Retrospective by Stevie Chick, Guardian, The, February 2011

THERE WAS AN outpouring of grief this week when the White Stripes announced they were to split. Stevie Chick explains their magic while photographer Ewen ...

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see also Raconteurs, The

see also Jack White

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