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Jack White Kicks Off ‘American Express Unstaged’

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With his debut solo album – Blunderbuss - hitting stores in late April, Jack White recently helped launch this year’s American Express Unstaged series with a show at New York City’s Webster Hall.

Directed by actor/director Gary Oldman, the event was live-streamed via White’s VEVO channel on YouTube.

During the performance, White pulled out tracks from Blunderbuss, including the lead single, “Sixteen Saltines,” while mixing in a few White Stripes gems, such as “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground.”

Watch White rock both of those tunes in the videos below:

“Sixteen Saltines”

“Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground”

For more information, visit White’s label, Third Man Records.

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White Stripes Announce Ending

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The White Stripes officially announced the end of their band in a Feb. 2 posting on Jack White’s Third Man Records website.

Although Third Man Records will continue to put out unreleased live and studio recordings from the White Stripes, the duo will no longer make new recordings or perform live.

“The reason is not due to artistic differences or lack of wanting to continue, nor any
health issues as both Meg and Jack are feeling fine and in good health,” the statement reads. “It is for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band and have it stay that way.”

The posting also expresses gratitude to their fans, and then finishes with this:

“The White Stripes do not belong to Meg and Jack anymore. The White Stripes belong
to you now and you can do with it whatever you want. The beauty of art and music is
that it can last forever if people want it to. Thank you for sharing this experience. Your
involvement will never be lost on us and we are truly grateful.”

Read the entire statement here.

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