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Jack White recording follow-up to Grammy-nominated ‘Blunderbuss’

- February 11th, 2013

Jack White never slows down.

According to Rolling Stone, the busy rocker is deep into the recording process for the follow-up to his Grammy-nominated 2012 solo debut, “Blunderbuss.”

“I’ve got about 20 to 25 tracks I’m working on right now – a lot of songs,” White told the magazine. “It’s a good time for writing for me.”

He has been in the studio once again with his separate backing male and female bands, the Buzzards and the Peacocks, and says the sound varies from track to track.

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“It’s definitely not one sound,” he says. “It’s all over the place. After going out on the road with two bands, my influences have just spread out even more.”

As for when it will see the light of day, White says: “I don’t know if it’ll come out this year or not,” he adds. “The last one kind of came together so strangely, I was in the middle of making it and I didn’t realize I was doing it, you know? I was just doing it because I needed to get these songs down and then I realized I was making a record.”

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Beck reimagines David Bowie’s ‘Sound and Vision’ live

- February 11th, 2013

Beck certainly isn’t a half-miler when it comes to musical projects.

Instead of banging out a cover of David Bowie‘s famous track “Sound and Vision” (off his 1977 album “Low”) and using it as a throwaway b-side, the eccentric singer-songwriter went 1,000 steps further.

He gathered up 160-plus musicians and created a concert stage with 360-degree cameras and binaural microphones in order for viewers to have an interactive online experience of the performance from any seat in the venue (which is coming soon).

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Most importantly, he’s taken Bowie’s original track and expanded it into a glorious nine minute opus.

The Thin White Duke would be proud.

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