In this week’s edition of “Jack White Weekly” there are a number of exciting updates:
1. Jack’s debut solo album,Blunderbuss has been released! What are your thoughts? I’ll be taking an in-depth listen this weekend during a road trip.
2. Jack White is going to write, produce, and perform the score for Walt Disney Pictures’ version of The Lone Ranger which stars Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie “Winklevii” Hammer as John Reid, the Lone Ranger. Wait a minute – are Johnny Depp and Jack White allowed to be attached to the same project? Isn’t that kinda like them being in the same room together — impossible?
Although Jack contributed songs (and appeared in) Anthony Minghella’s Cold Mountain and one of those James Bond movies (please, let’s all try to forget that duet with Alicia Keys), this will be his first outing into feature film scoring.
3. Jack will be doing a special show for American Express Unstaged right here in NYC on Friday (April 27th) at Webster Hall. Even if you can’t be there in person (like me), you can watch the whole affair courtesy of the internets and Jack White’s VEVO channel starting at 9pm EST. The stream will be directed by eternal bada**, Gary Oldman. Yes, that Gary Oldman.
Trailer for the show:
The Third Man Records Rolling Record Store will also be in town starting tomorrow, giving out clues to where you can find one of the five pairs of free tickets to the show. Hit them up on the Twitter to see if you can sleuth it out.
4. Anyone else see something weird about everyone mentioned in this post?
(From L-R: Johnny Depp, Jack White in Another Mag, Gary Oldman in Dracula)
Ol’ Jackie Whitehas released a new music video for “Sixteen Saltines,” directed by AJ Rojas for his second single off his debut solo alum, Blunderbuss (coming out on April 24, 2012).
The vid is a little bizarre, with Jack White finding himself in a precarious situation at the hands of a group of Lost Boys painted blue. The rest of the scenes involve kids in various states of causing mischief and self-harm (some of it a little tough to watch).
The vibe is sinister, dangerous, and reckless — a perfect match to the strong guitar riff that guides the song.
This is pretty damn awesome! In anticipation of the April 24 release of Jack White’s debut solo album Blunderbuss (Third Man Records/Columbia), on April 1st Third Man Records tied 1000 flex-disc records containing an unreleased Jack White album track “Freedom at 21” to blue helium balloons and launched them from TMR headquarters in Nashville, TN.
According to the press release, similar balloon launches show a recovery rate of approx. 10%, so probably less than 100 of the 1000 records will actually ever be discovered. But if you do discover one of these balloons, a custom postcard with instructions on how to submit photos, the discovery location, and date are included and will be tracked at http://thirdmanrecords.com/balloon.
Some early reportings in Alabama indicate the winds must’ve been blowing south.
And for those of you worried about these balloons being bad for the environment, the label was sure to use biodegradable latex balloons and all-natural twine in the process.