Jack White takes DJ to task over White Stripes leak

Jack White of the White Stripes recently reprimanded a Q101 DJ for playing an illegally leaked track. She documented the incident on her blog, saying:

At 2pm today, during my show, Q101 became the first station in the world to play the new White Stripes album, Icky Thump.

At 4pm today, Jack White called Q101’s main offices from Spain, where they’re touring, looking specifically for me, to yell at me for leaking the album.

They took the call with me in the studio, off the air. Jack asked me to take responsibility for leaking the record, and asked if I was sorry for what I’d done. S&T both jumped into the call – I was clearly flustered – and backed me 100%. We tried to explain where we were coming from – someone gave us a copy of a record that we were really excited to play, and the whole experience was an hour-long lovefest for him and his band – but he wasn’t having it. He hung up, very, very angry, and I thought I was going to cry.

I don’t think I did anything wrong, and I don’t think I am helping to ruin the music industry. I

Of course, it should be noted that many acts at the level of the White Stripes would have immediately deployed lawyers rather than simply asking for someone to admit wrongdoing. On the other hand, some are already calling the whole event a publicity stunt.

The band is gearing up for their debut release for Warner. The record is titled Icky Thump and is due out June 19, 2007
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The Rentals plan EP for August

The Rentals Recently reunited alternative/punk/new wave outfit, The Rentals have announced plans to release a new EP this August. he band regrouped last October. The record is titled The Last Life and is due out August 14, 2007.

The revitalized band includes original members Matt Sharp (ex-Weezer,) Rachel Haden (That Dog) along with new members Sara Radle (vocals/multi-inst), Ben Pringle (synth master), Lauren Chipman (viola/vocals) and Dan Joeright (drums).

A band that is often credited for opening the door for synth-punk bands like Motion City Soundtrack and Reggie and the Full Effect, The Rentals have remained dormant since shortly after their 1999 release, Seven More Minutes. At various times, it has featured members of The Decemberists, Weezer, The Special Goodness, and Saturday Night Live cast member, Maya Rudolph.

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The Locust discuss upcoming plans, state of music today

The Locust recently spoke with The Daily Chorus. The band discussed their upcoming plans, the state of music today and their decision to join Anti Records despite it’s affiliation as a “Major Indie”.

They note their skepticism about both Clear Channel and Ruper Murdoch’s MySpace and why they were forced to join the latter.

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All-American Rejects plan second DVD release

All-American Rejects have announced plans to release their second DVD, this time documenting their recent 2006 tour. The disc will include a full live performance as well a behind-the-scenes documentary. It is due out July 10, 2007.

To coincide with the release, the Rejects have teamed with Pepsi for an extensive promotional initiative. The band designed 500 million Pepsi cans that will hit U.S. stores July 1, while Pharrell Williams has remixed the Rejects track “Dance Inside” as part of the ad campaign.

They plan to spend the summer working on their upcoming third full length. They recently said this about the record:

I don’t anticipate it being as slick as (‘Move Along’). I think it’s gonna be in-between the first and second records as far as sound goes.

The band previously released Move Along in 2005. Their first DVD Live From Oklahoma… The Too Bad For Hell was released in 2003.
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Friday, June 1, 2007

It’s Friday, and if you live anywhere in the U.S., it’s probably hotter than Satan’s sauna. It’s only June 1st, anyone still want to argue about global warming?

We’ve got a great batch of new reviews today, and hopefully the hyperbole has been kept to a minimum for those of you with more “distinguished” tastes:

Inspecter 7 plans reunion show for July

Defunct Ska act Inspecter 7 recently announced their plans to have a reunion show July 7, 2007 at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Inspecter 7 was a ska band from New Brunswick, NJ and released a number of records via Moon Ska USA and Radical Records. The bands most well known record was 1997’s …The Infamous.

The band broke up in 2001 and had a couple of reunion shows in 2003. For the event the band will be supported by The Wretched Ones, Darkbuster, Skullaball (ex-Mephiskapheles), and many others.
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