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Jack White Singles Discovered Inside Furniture After Being Hidden for 10 Years

Buzz 14:47PM EDT

If you think Jack White's penchant for quirky, vinyl releases started with his solo career in the last few years, then you are way off. In the early 2000s, White and his friend Brian Muldoon played together in a duo known as The Upholsterers — named for their actual profession at the time — but instead of releasing their second single in a traditional manner, they decided to press just 100 copies and sew them into 100 pieces of furniture that Muldoon was reupholstering in 2004 without telling the owners of the furniture. Though it would be fair to assume that this story was just Jack White doing some self-mythologizing, Third Man Records claims that two of the 100 singles have recently been discovered. In celebration of the single's discovery, White has shared the cover artwork, which was created by Detroit artist Gordon Newton. You can check out the eerie single cover here:READ MORE

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Jack White Tops Vinyl Sales for 2014; Arctic Monkeys, Lana Del Rey, Beck and Black Keys Also Hit 12" Format Hard

Buzz 09:44AM EDT

Stop us if you've heard this one before (actually, don't): Vinyl sales are hot. The trend continued in the United States during 2014 as The Wall Street Journal reports that sales for the format were up 49 percent from 2013-a huge, huge increase-translating to roughly 8 million vinyl records sold during 2014. No one with an ear to the music industry will be surprised to know that Jack White, one of the format's biggest promoters, is at the top of individual vinyl sellers as his Lazaretto sold nearly 76,000 copies.READ MORE

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Sorry 2014: The Year's 10 Most Memorable Musician Apologies: Pharrell, Nicki Minaj, And More

Buzz 18:08PM EDT

In the Internet era, there are more ways than ever for the mean, stupid things we all do to get out into the public eye, which means that we're constantly flooded with apologies from actors, politicians, musicians, and basically anyone who's famous. There were a ton of big apologies in 2014 from musicians, so here are the 10 most memorable.READ MORE

Gene Simmons opens his mouth...trouble ensues.

The Most Head-Turning Musician Quotes of 2014: Gene Simmons, Lorde, Eminem and More Make Marks on Twitter, Elsewhere

Buzz 15:00PM EDT

Musicians, like every other branch of celebrity, are bound to say head-turning things every once in a while. This year was no exception. Check out these eight eye-catching lines and the (generally) bad blood that preceded them.READ MORE

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GRAMMYs 2015 Nominations: Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams Among Early Nominees

Buzz 10:10AM EDT

The biggest night in music is just around the corner, even if it's hard to believe that yet another year has passed. Today (Dec. 5), the nominations for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards are being rolled out via Twitter and various television appearances. Early on, predicted favorites lead the nominations with Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Sia, Taylor Swift and Pharrell Williams all racking up multiple nods.READ MORE

Coachella 2014

Coachella 2015: AC/DC, Jack White and Drake Rumored to be Headlining April Festival

Buzz 19:12PM EDT

The 2015 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is about five months away and the rumor mill on who will headline is already turning. AC/DC, Jack White and Drake are all current favorites to show up at the festival as long as they accept the invitations, Hits Daily Double notes. The website also claims that organizer Paul Tollett of Goldenvoice has standing offers of $8 million out to Led Zeppelin, The Talking Heads, The Smiths and the original Guns N' Roses to appear at the festival.READ MORE


Black Friday Music Sales Numbers Down; Pentatonix 'That's Christmas to Me' Is Most Popular Holiday Release

Buzz 17:02PM EDT

The music industry has taken a few hits over the past few years with physical CD sales continually decreasing. Merchants were hoping for a successful Black Friday, but they were met with disappointment. Album sales were down 15 percent from last year, Neilsen Music reports. On the positive side, online CD sales were up 16 percent while vinyl nearly doubled its numbers from last year thanks to Record Store Day's "Back to Black" promotion. Pentatonix was the clear Christmas winner, having sold 217,000 units of "That's Christmas to Me." Here is a breakdown of the numbers via "Billboard": Retailer CD sales: 7.28 million units — down from 8.6 million last year Online CD sales: More than 1 million units — up 16.5 percent from last year Vinyl LP sales: 259,000 units — up from 173,000 last yearREAD MORE

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Jack White Discusses 'Rise and Fall of Paramount Records' Box Set on 'CBS This Morning' [WATCH]

Buzz 11:27AM EDT

Last year, Jack White's label Third Man Records joined forces with guitarist John Fahey's Revant Records to release "The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Vol.1 (1917-1927)," a six-LP box set of remastered recordings from the legendary Wisconsin-based blues label. It also included several hundred pages of biographical material, a lengthy art book and an elegant case to carry the whole set. Now he is releasing the second volume with another 800 digitally remastered tracks, 6 LPs on vinyl and much more. The former White Stripes frontman went on "CBS This Morning" over the weekend to talk about the project that took many years to compile, what his inspiration was behind it and why it is such an important collection of music. In the four-minute interview, Jack White explains his reasoning behind the project, jokingly saying that it was to show "how ludicrous I can be with my free time." As the interview goes on, you see White's reverence for the artists in the box set and the artistry that went into Paramount Records.READ MORE

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Vinyl Sales Break 1 Million for First Time Since 1996 Thanks to Arctic Monkeys, Pink Floyd and Jack White

Buzz 09:55AM EDT

Tell us if you've heard this one before: Vinyl sales are up. The UK is one of several markets where music in the grooved physical format have seen rapid increases in sales. The Official Charts Company (similar to our own Nielsen Soundscan) has reported that the nation has sold more than one million copies of vinyl records thus far during 2014, marking the first time since 1996 that a million copies of the format have been sold in the region.READ MORE

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Beck's 'Midnite Vultures': 11 Songs Ranked for Its 15th Anniversary

Buzz 11:27AM EDT

Today, Nov. 23, marks the 15th anniversary of Beck's seventh studio album "Midnite Vultures," which abandoned nearly all the singer's folk influences in favor of deliriously psychedelic funk, hip-hop and R&B. It is Beck's most fun album and arguably his best — at least I would argue that, and so would "Vulture" — so to celebrate its anniversary, here are the album's 11 songs ranked, from worst to best.READ MORE


8 Band Names Based On The Member's Names: NSYNC, TLC, And More

Buzz 14:24PM EDT

Anyone who has ever played in a band can tell you just how difficult coming up with a good name is, but these eight bands managed to come up with distinctive, memorable names by using the names of the people in the band.READ MORE

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Jack White Pays Tribute to Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens in London with 'Love Interruption' [WATCH]

Buzz 13:50PM EDT

Jack White closed out the European/U.K. leg of his recent tour earlier in the week in London. As the show came to a close, White took the time to pay tribute to Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, his keyboard player who died of a heart attack last month in Mexico while on tour.READ MORE

Lollapalooza Brazil, 2014.

Lollapalooza Announces Lineups for Festivals in Chile, Argentina and Brazil: Jack White, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris and More

Buzz 08:51AM EDT

Lollapalooza managed to sell out all three of its South American festivities this year so the festival will once again be headed to the continent to stage shows in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. The lineups for each of those gigs, relatively similar, were announced on Monday morning.READ MORE

Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn Signs Five-Album Deal, Currently Recording First New Album In 10 Years

Buzz 17:35PM EDT

Country legend Loretta Lynn has signed a five-album deal with Sony Legacy. The initial release will mark the 82-year-old singer-songwriter's first new album in 10 years. Though this deal has just been announced today, Nov. 6, Lynn reveals in an interview with Nashville Scene that she's been hard at work on her next project for quite some time, writing songs with country singer-songwriter Shawn Camp.READ MORE

The Dead Weather

Jack White Recruits Queens of the Stone Age, Dead Weather Keyboardist Dean Fertita to Replace Ikey Owens

Buzz 13:44PM EDT

Two weeks ago, Jack White’s keyboardist Isaiah “Ikey” Owens tragically died from a heart attack, resulting in the cancellation of White’s tour dates in Mexico. Today, White revealed that his Dead Weather bandmate and Queens of the Stone Age keyboardist Dean Fertita would be filling in for Owens on his upcoming tour dates, "Consequence of Sound" reported.READ MORE

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