The Raconteurs

  1. Backbeat: Behind the Scenes at Jack White's 'American Express: Unstaged' With Gary Oldman

    April 30, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Jack White took his solo show on the road at New York City's Webster Hall Friday night. (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images) The block in New York's East Village that houses Webster Hall was packed nearly end-to-end with enormous trucks on F ...

  2. Jack White Set for First No. 1 Album

    April 25, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Though Jack White never earned a No. 1 album as part of the White Stripes, he's on course to top next week's Billboard 200 -- as a solo act. His solo debut set, "Blunderbuss," is aiming to bow at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 char ...

  3. Jack White Rocks Career Retrospective at Third Man Records SXSW Show

    March 17, 2012 11:06 AM EDT Karen Elson surely knew the answer when she asked her audience Friday night at the Stage on Sixth: "Are you ready for Jack?" The night was dedicated to Jack White's Third Man Records label, but as his ex-wife plainly knew, he was th ...

  4. Ash Debuts 'A-Z' Singles Series

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Irish rock band Ash has debuted a long-planned subscription model that represents one of the clearest examples of a band’s rejection of the traditional album format and release cycle. Subscriptions are often considered to be the future of recorded ...

  5. Daughtry Returns, Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After three weeks of Michael Jackson owning the top selling album in the U.S., the late King of Pop steps aside as Daughtry reigns with "Leave This Town," which tops the Billboard 200 after selling 269,000 units, according to Nielsen Sou ...

  6. Briefs: Jack White, U2, Spotify

    July 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Jack White 's record label Third Man Records is introducing a subscription content service to fans. The offer contains two tiers. The $7 a month option for access to first shot at concert tickets, exclusive streaming content, chat rooms an ...

  7. Bonnaroo 365: More To Come

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Raconteurs feverish Bonnaroo 2008 set is currently streaming on bonnaroo.com, and Jonathan Mayers, president of Bonnaroo co-producer Superfly Presents, says there will be plenty more to come. Mayers says the Raconteurs set was a beta model for ...

  8. Franz, Kings For Benicassim 2009

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kings of Leon, Franz Ferdinand and Paul Weller have been confirmed as headliners for the 2009 FIB Heineken Benicassim Festival in Spain. The 2009 festival, running July 16-19 will be the 15th annual Benicassim event. The festival, which has become ...

  9. Fleet Foxes Wins Uncut Music Award

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Seattle folk-rock outfit Fleet Foxes has taken home the inaugural Uncut Music Award. Voted unanimously by a panel of industry judges, including BBC Radio 2 DJ Mark Radcliffe and former EMI chief executive Tony Wadsworth, the band's self-title ...

  10. No Sellout, But Bonnaroo '08 Considered A Success

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT An ambitious lineup helped the seventh Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival overcome inflated gas prices and a more crowded North American festival scene to post attendance of above 70,000. The festival ran June 12-15 on a 750-acre rural site about ...

  11. Digital Briefs: Bonnaroo, XM, Squeezebox

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -ATT’s Blue Room has won exclusive rights to webcast select performances from the Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival June 13-15. Artists to be featured include Metallica, the Raconteurs, Les Claypool, Ozomatli and several others. The site will also ...

  12. Raconteurs, Justice Anchor Treasure Island Festival

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Raconteurs and Justice will headline the second Treasure Island Music Festival, to be held Sept. 20-21 on the titular island in San Francisco Bay. The event is spearheaded by the team behind San Francisco's Noise Pop Festival as well as a ...

  13. Chili Peppers Frontman To Curate New Fest

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters has tapped Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis to curate the first New American Music Union festival, to be held Aug. 8-9 at SouthSide Works in Pittsburgh. Along with 15 college bands from around ...

  14. Johnson, Tankian, The Verve Open Coachella 2008

    April 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A diverse lineup comprising Jack Johnson, the Verve, Serj Tankian, the Raconteurs, the Breeders, the National and Goldfrapp helped usher in the opening day (April 25) of the ninth annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at Empire Polo Fi ...

  15. Foos, Plant, Beck Lead Austin City Limits Fest

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Beck, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, David Byrne, the Raconteurs and the Mars Volta are among the top acts booked for this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for the city's Zilker Park ...

  16. Radiohead, Rage, NIN, Kanye Set For Lollapalooza

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lollapalooza officially revealed this year's lineup, which features some 120 acts led by Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West and Wilco. The three day festival is set for Aug. 1 - 3 at Chicago's Grant Park. Lo ...

  17. Day26 Upends Danity Kane To Debut At No. 1

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One "Making the Band" act replaces another at the summit of The Billboard 200, as Day26's self-titled debut bumps Danity Kane's "Welcome to the Dollhouse" from No. 1. The new Bad Boy album moved 190,000 copies this we ...

  18. Bad Boy, Mariah And Madonna: What A Week!

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bad Boy act Day26 replaces labelmate Danity Kane atop the Billboard 200, marking the first time Diddy's label has scored back-to-back No. 1 albums ... Panic at the Disco's new set, "Pretty. Odd.," settles for the runner-up slot ...

  19. RATM, Metallica, Killers Rock On At Reading, Leeds

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT American alternative rock giants Rage Against the Machine, Metallica and the Killers are the headliners for this summer's Reading and Leeds Festivals. The bill for the three-day event, details for which were unveiled today, alternates between ...

  20. Raconteurs Album Hits iTunes

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite efforts to make sure the new Raconteurs record, "Consolers of the Lonely," was released in all formats on the same day, the record was briefly made available for download on iTunes Friday, March 21. WEA acted quickly and the down ...

  21. Raconteurs Album Being Rushed To Market Next Week

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Raconteurs are eschewing the standard months-long wait between finishing an album and releasing it with "Consolers of the Lonely," which will hit retail March 25 via Third Man/Warner Bros. The set wasn't even completed until the ...

  22. Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Tankian Join Coachella Lineup

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Kate Nash, Serj Tankian, Redd Kross and Adele have joined the lineup for the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. As previously reported , Jack Johnson ...

  23. Stevie, Billy, Jimmy Join Together For Jazz Fest

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Jimmy Buffett are among the dozens of acts set to appear at New Orleans' annual Jazz & Heritage Festival this spring. The Shell-sponsored event will be held April 25-27 and May 1-4 at the city's Fair Gro ...

  24. Portishead, Johnson, Waters To Headline Coachella

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson and former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters will headline the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also near the top of the bill are the Verve, Kraftwerk, Death ...

  25. Rave HD To Premiere New Season of Jools

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rave HD, the high-definition music channel from Rainbow Media's VOOM HD Network, will premiere a new season of "Later -- with Jools Holland" on Friday, April 13. The first episode of the new season includes performances by Amy Wineh ...

  26. Sources: White Stripes To Sign New Label Deal

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The White Stripes are close to inking a long-term, multi-million dollar deal with Warner Bros., sources have confirmed to Billboard.biz. The group was previously aligned with the now-defunct V2 via frontman Jack White's Third Man imprint, whi ...

  27. iTunes Pushes 'Vingles' Promotion

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Digital singles offered as a value add. Apple Computer’s iTunes Music Store is expanding its experimentation with offering digital singles as a free value add bonus with the purchase of select music videos. The store is currently running a promoti ...

  28. eMusic Adds V2, Palm Pictures

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT White Stripes, Raconteurs available to MP3 site. White Stripes, Raconteurs available to MP3 site. News ...

  29. eMusic Adds V2, Palm Pictures

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT White Stripes, Raconteurs available to MP3 site. Subscription-based MP3 site eMusic has added V2 Records, Palm Pictures and Velour Music to its roster. The three are the biggest names in a slew of recent signings for eMusic, who has also added SPV ...

  30. Chili Peppers, Kanye Lead Lollapalooza Lineup

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST To be held Aug. 4-6 in Chicago's Grant Park. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West and Wilco lead the lineup for this summer's Lollapalooza, which will be held Aug. 4-6 in Chicago's Grant Park. The event will also feature Common, Ma ...