September 24, 2003 |
Ever notice how so many bands try to align themselves with rock's legendary forces by playing classic recordings over the sound system before taking the stage? Depending on the group's musical slant, you might hear the Beatles, the Clash or Gram Parsons. So what does it tell you when the White Stripes play old Betty Boop and Little Lulu cartoons on video screens before their concerts?
September 13, 2007 |
The White Stripes have canceled their tour, including two stops in Southern California: the Sept. 19 show at the Forum in Inglewood with Cold War Kids and a Sept. 18 performance at Coors Amphitheater in San Diego. The enigmatic Detroit duo of singer and guitarist Jack White and drummer Meg White posted a message Tuesday on their official website citing health issues. "Meg White is suffering from acute anxiety and is unable to travel at this time," the short dispatch stated.
May 6, 2007 |
ROCK stars just aren't what they used to be. "They all want to look the same," laments music stylist Brandy St. John. "They all want clothes from the same stores, the same designers. But rock 'n' roll should be about one-of-a-kind outfits no one will have, or even want to wear." No wonder St. John -- a pale brunette with a personal sense of Goth chic -- didn't balk at musician Jack White's idea, even if it would inspire terror in most stylists. The guitarist charged St.
December 9, 2007 |
Jack White resembles one of those improbable characters from a Coen brothers movie as he leans against his late-'50s Ford Thunderbird, dressed in red and black and holding a hard-shell camera case. Like a mysterious, gaudy courier, he walks across the steakhouse parking lot in the bright autumn sun. He leaves his thin cigar on a low wall and steps into the restaurant's bar, at ease among the midafternoon regulars even though he stands out like a toucan in a chicken coop.