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Jack White: ‘Meg White was uninterested in The White Stripes’

Jack White has said he found it difficult sharing the good moments in The White Stripes with Meg White as she was often "uninterested". The duo found commercial popularity in 2001 following the release of their third album White Blood Cells and became one of the biggest bands of the decade, but frontman Jack White claims drummer Meg White never shared his level of enthusiasm during their glory years. White, who released his debut solo album Blunderbuss earlier this year, told Esquire:

Jimmy Page plans 2013 solo tour

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page has revealed that he plans to go out on a solo tour next year. The guitarist, who is busy promoting the release of Led Zeppelin's live DVD Celebration Day, said he had planned to tour this year but with the release of the O2 Arena concert film he has had to postpone his solo trek till 2013.

My Bloody Valentine announce 2013 UK tour

My Bloody Valentine have announced a trio of UK dates for early next year. The band will kick off their brief UK tour at Glasgow's Barrowlands on March 9, before playing Manchester Apollo on March 10 and London's Hammersmith Apollo on March 12. The UK dates will follow a series of six gigs in Japan and four dates in Australia, all taking place in February. My Bloody Valentine are also confirmed to headline the 60,000 capacity Tokyo Rocks festival in May.

The Rolling Stones’ ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ documentary to get DVD release

The Rolling Stones documentary Crossfire Hurricane is set for DVD release. The film, which premiered in cinemas across the UK on October 18 and was subsequently broadcast on BBC2 to coincide with the band's two date stint at London's O2 Arena last month (November 25 and 29), will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on January 7, 2013. The film, directed by Brett Morgen, documents the band's career from their early road trips and gigs in the 1960s, via the release of 1972's seminal 'Exile On Main Street' right up to present day.

Tom Waits, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Keith Richards for Johnny Depp’s ‘pirate’ compilation

A host of musicians are set to feature on a pirate themed compilation album, called Son Of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys. The album is being put together by Johnny Depp, director Gore Verbinski and producer Hal Willner and follows their similar 2006 effort, Rogue's Gallery.

Bruce Springsteen joined onstage by Tom Morello and Social Distortion’s Mike Ness in California

Bruce Springsteen was joined onstage by Mike Ness of Social Distortion and Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine at his show at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Orange County near Los Angeles (December 4).

Kraftwerk announce eight-night residency at the Tate Modern in London

Kraftwerk will play an eight-night residency at the Tate Modern in London next February. The iconic German electronic band will play a series of shows at the art gallery's Turbine Hall from February 6–14 in 2013. The gigs, which are called '1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8', will take on the same format as the run of dates they played at New York’s Museum Of Modern Art in April of this year, and the shows they have confirmed to take place in their hometown of Dusseldorf next January.

Josh Homme: New Queens Of The Stone Age album “sounds like running in a dream”

Josh Homme has said that the songs he has recorded with Dave Grohl for the new Queens Of The Stone Age album "sound like running in a dream". The frontman, who recruited Grohl to play drums on the album after Joey Castillo left the band, was speaking to Zane Lowe as part of an interview broadcast on Radio 1 this week and opened up on how the new album sessions are going. Speaking to the DJ, Homme said: "I think this record is a little more lyrically vulnerable, but I also think it's sort of musically deeper and richer, and it's a little bit stranger."
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