February 22, 2012


News Notes: Jack White Goes Goth on LP Cover & More

Jack White Goes Goth
Jack White has revealed the cover art (pictured above) and tracklist for his solo debut, Blunderbluss, out April 24 via his Third Man Records label. What do we learn here? That Mr. White is a closeted emo-goth. Just check out that cover! White is also scheduled to rock Saturday Night Live this coming weekend. [Pitchfork]

Stones to Tour in 2012?
Rumors have circulated non-stop about the Rolling Stones launching a world tour in 2012 to celebrate their 50th anniversary, and now guitarist Ronnie Wood is all but confirming it: “That’s what we’re on the verge of,” Wood said. “We all feel we owe is to ourselves and the people to do something.” [NME]

Joey Ramone Demos to Be Released
A new solo album from the late Joey Ramone, the former singer for New York punk outfit the Ramones who died in 2001, will drop on May 15. Called Ya Know? , the 17-song album will feature demos recorded by Ramone before his death, which were later completed by producers such as Ed Stasium and Jean Beauvoir, who both worked with the Ramones. Friends and fans like Joan Jett, the E Street Band's Steven Van Zandt, drummer Richie Ramone and members of Cheap Trick and the Dictators contributed new overdubs. [Rolling Stone]

Phil Spector Appeal Rejected
A supreme court has rejected Phil Spector’s appeal against his conviction for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson. The Washington, DC, court refused to comment on the appeal, which argued that Spector’s constitutional rights were violated by the trial judge. The California Supreme Court also declined the case. Spector is serving 19 years to life in prison for second-degree murder. [Huffington Post]