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Jack White's Acting Plans, Dave Grohl's Drumming Tips and More Insider Scoop
Jack White's Next Act
On April 26, Jack White performed what his PR firm called "his final live performance...for the foreseeable future." So, what will he do next? According to one insider, White's plans include focusing on his acting career during the next few years. His last substantial role was as Elvis Presley in the 2007 comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. A source close to White said only that he is taking an "indefinite" hiatus to focus on "other endeavors."
Dave Grohl's Drumming Tips
ASCAP senior director of public relations Cathy Nevins got some sage advice from Dave Grohl about her 11-year-old son's drumming education. Backstage at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles on April 29, she says Grohl urged her to buy her boy AC/DC and Ramones records and to "definitely get him some Bee Gees" albums.
The Dish On Tish
Bronx-raised MC-vocalist Tish Hyman, 32 -- whose indie album Dedicated To:, produced by Bink and William Larsen, arrives this fall -- is already drawing buzzworthy names into her orbit. Spike Lee, DJ Clinton Sparks and singer/songwriter/producer Jeremy Greene attended a private listening session in Los Angeles on April 27, and the following night, Sean "Diddy" Combs caught her show at Hollywood's Viper Room. Hyman's first single, "Subway Art," drew Twitter props from Alicia Keys, Fabolous and Ty Dolla Sign when it arrived on March 15.
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This story originally appeared in the May 16 issue of Billboard.