Eight years ago today, on February 21st, 2002, this website, or what really has become a web community, went live. Thank you to everyone who has ever dropped by this place for their White Stripes fix. You're the reason I keep this website up and running. Oh, and my appreciation for the White Stripes and their music!
UGWNL SHOWINGS IN MEXICO AND AUSTRALIA
Here are some more screenings of Under Great White Northern Lights, announced via the White Stripes official Newsletter:
We are happy to announce that our film, The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights, will be shown at the Ambulante Documentary Film Festival in Mexico. Below is a list of cities, cinemas and times... for more information please go HERE.
Cinepolis GalerÃas Metepec
We are also thrilled to announce that our friends in Australia will be able to see the film in 24 different theaters across the country on February 25, 26 and 27 thanks to Hoyts. For more information and to purchase tickets please go HERE.
AOL SPINNER TO PREMIER LIVE SHOW FOOTAGE
Make sure to be around your computers tomorrow for this:
"In celebration of the upcoming release of the collection of material from Jack and Megs cross-country Canadian tour, The White Stripes will be premiering footage of their song Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground from the bands 10th Anniversary show, as featured in their live DVD Under Nova Scotian Lights, available exclusively in the limited edition box set. Fans worldwide can check out this exclusive footage through AOL Spinner starting at 11am EST tomorrow, Friday, February 12th.
We are thrilled to announce that the US premier of The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights will be at this years SXSW Film Festival on Friday, March 12th at the Paramount Theatre at 10 pm. For more info please go HERE, and this from our friends at SXSW:
There are three options to get into a film screening. Buy a film badge for $425, this grants you priority access into screenings along with access to all parties and film panels. These can be purchased online at http://sxsw.com/attend/ Your second option is to buy a film pass for $70. These are available in Austin at Waterloo Records or at all Austin Drafthouse locations, and will get you into screenings right after badges and guarantee that you don't have to pay an admission fee. Your third option is to buy a single admission ticket at the box office 15 minutes prior to the screening ($10). Individual ticket are only sold after badges and passes are let in and if there is space available. The larger venues (Paramount & ACC) will usually sell individual tickets to their screenings.
Details for sneak peek theatrical screenings of The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights will also be announced soon, so be sure to keep checking whitestripes.com to keep updated on all new developments for these upcoming releases."
FELL IN LOVE WITH A GIRL USED WITHOUT PERMISSION
If you tuned in for the Super Bowl the other night you may have heard a familiar tune in a commercial that aired. It appears the U.S. Air Force Reserve used the White Stripes track, "Fell In Love With A Girl" without the bands permission. Here's a statement from Third Man Records:
"We believe our song was re-recorded and used without permission of the White Stripes, our publishers, label or management.
The White Stripes take strong insult and objection to the Air Force Reserve presenting this advertisement with the implication that we licensed one of our songs to encourage recruitment during a war that we do not support.
The White Stripes support this nation’s military, at home and during times when our country needs and depends on them. We simply don’t want to be a cog in the wheel of the current conflict, and hope for a safe and speedy return home for our troops.
We have not licensed this song to the Air Force Reserve and plan to take strong action to stop the ad containing this music."
"Jack White's a busy man. Spinner reported only this week that the White Stripes mainman was already setting his sights on album number two with side project the Dead Weather, which features the Kills' Alison Mosshart. Now Spinner can exclusively report he's been in talks with another female singer-songwriter (he previously worked with Loretta Lynn) who is definitely not to be messed with.
Nashville legend Dolly Parton, promoting her CD and DVD 'Live From London,' told Spinner she'd been approached by White about the possibility of making a record together.
Asked by Spinner whether she had ever considered doing a project similar to Johnny Cash's 'American Recordings' -- a series of discs where he recorded tracks by the likes of Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails under the watchful eye of producer Rick Rubin -- Parton admitted there had been some interesting recent offers.
"Well, I have been approached [by] ... Jack White," she tells Spinner. "I've thought about doing it with [Jack]. He seems to be a fan but who knows. You never know what I might do. Every now and then I get offered those things, and I know if and when the time is right, I'm certainly not opposed to doing that. I usually have a set notion of where I'm headed with a certain project and what I want to get out of it. But Lord only knows what I might do when I get a chance to sit down and think about it."
"Jack White played a surprise show last night (February 4) at his new Third Man music venue in Nashville.
The show was in support of Dex Romweber Duo - whose new material he recently produced.
The White Stripes man treated the 250-strong crowd to an impromptu solo rendition of one of the pair's songs before they played their full set.
"Thank you for coming to my house," White said, before playing the song on his Gretch acoustic guitar. He then retired to behind the mixing desk to watch the show.
Later White loaned the pair his guitar after they broke some strings during the show.
Fans could by vinyl recordings of the gig – which were pressed up in a room next to the venue as the show ended. White has announced that all gigs that take place at the venue will be available to buy as live albums in the same manner.
YET ANOTHER SCREENING ANNOUNCED... IN PARIS
Straight from those fine folks behind the White Stripes official newsletter:
"We are happy to announce that there will be a special screening of The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights on February 27th at Le Grand Rex in Paris, France. Director Emmett Malloy will be there to introduce the film and do a brief Q&A following. For tickets and more information please go HERE or HERE.
Dont forget to place your pre-order for the deluxe box set HERE."
Wanda Jackson's single on Third Man Records was released on January 26th. Black Book Magazine recently issued an interview with Jackson, who discusses, among other things, her experience recording with Jack:
"How has it been working with Jack?
So far I have been very pleased. Jack is very protective of his work and I made the mistake of telling people about recording with him and of course it was printed.. He keeps quiet until he’s ready. But I was excited! It was great working from Jack’s home. He records analog believe it or not! No electronic things, he played the real horns, every instrument was live. I said to him, “Jack, I’m putting myself in your hands because you’re very successful, creative and talented and I just want to trust you. The songs that you think would be good for me to record, you know best.”
What do you think of Jack’s music?
It’s not the kind of stuff I’d go out and buy. But he said he was a big fan, and I said, “Well, darn, Jack, I’ll take a chance!”"
Here's another announcement from the White Stripes official newsletter concerning Under Great White Northern Lights:
"Our friends in Whitehorse will be screening The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights at the Available Light Film Festival at Yukon Arts Centre on Friday, February 12th at 10:30 pm. Go HERE for more information and to purchase tickets.
MORE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTVAL SCREENINGS ANNOUNCED
It appears the documentary, The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights will be appearing at several upcoming film festivals, per the White Stripes official newsletter:
"The documentary film The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights will be screening at a handful of film festivals throughout the world in the upcoming months. Here are a few we can tell you about right now:
Goteborg International Film Festival
January 29, 2010 at 10:30 PM at Cinema Haga 1
January 30, 2010 at 3 PM at Cinema Bergakungen 2
January 31, 2010 at 10 AM at Cinema Bergakungen 4
Tickets and info HERE.
International Film Festival Rotterdam
February 3, 2010 at 4 PM at Pathe 5
February 4, 2010 at 7:45 PM at Lantaren 1
February 5, 2010 at 9:30 PM at Pathe 4
Tickets and info HERE.
Glasgow Film Festival
February 22, 2010 at 9PM at Glasgow Film Theatre 1
February 23, 2010 at 3:30 PM at Glasgow Film Theatre 1
Tickets and info HERE.
Dont forget to place your pre-order for the deluxe box set HERE"