Queens Of The Stone Age rocker Dean Fertita has stepped in to join Jack White on tour following the death of keyboard player Isaiah Owens earlier this month (Oct14). Owens died from a heart attack while on tour with the White Stripes star in Mexico on 14 October (14), and a string of dates were cancelled following his passing.
Now White is heading back on the road for the European leg of his tour to promote his latest album Lazaretto, on which Owens appeared.
A statement posted on White's website reads: "Although it is impossible to replace Ikey (Owens), the incredibly talented Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age, The Dead Weather) will be joining the band to play piano and keyboard for all of Jack's currently announced tour dates."
The trek kicks off in Instanbul, Turkey next week (07Nov14), including stops in Romania, Austria, Poland and the U.K. throughout the month of November.
Fertita previously played with White and singer Alison Mosshart in The Dead Weather band, and reunited for a one-off gig in White's hometown in Detroit, Michigan in July (14).
Rocker Jack White is set to take part in a panel discussion about legendary jazz and blues label Paramount Records at America's prestigious Yale University. The star will join music journalist Greil Marcus, Revenant Records bosses Scott and Dean Blackwood, musician Adia Victoria and Yale professor Daphne Brooks for the roundtable talk, titled, Exploring the Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, which is being billed as "an evening of musical exploration and conversation, unpacking the label's rich history".
The event will take place at the New Haven, Connecticut college on Tuesday (28Oct14), three weeks before bosses at Revenant Records and White's Third Man Records release the second part of The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records box set.
Volume One, comprising of hits from 1917 to 1932, hit music retailers last year (13).
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder paid tribute to late keyboardist Isaiah Owens during a concert on Thursday (16Oct14) following the musician's sudden death. Owens, who played keyboards for rocker Jack White, was found dead at his hotel room in Mexico on Tuesday (14Oct14) after suffering a heart attack. He was 38.
During Pearl Jam's show in Detroit, Michigan on Thursday, Vedder sent his condolences to White and dedicated their track Light Years, a song about grief, to Owens.
According to Billboard.com, Vedder said White is "a friend of the whole group, a great player, a great writer and visionary" before adding, "We send our heart out to (White) and his band...The only thing we can do is try to take energy here so we can remember (Owens) fondly."
White cancelled the remaining shows of his tour in Mexico after Owens' death.
Rocker Jack White's keyboard player Isaiah Owens died after suffering a heart attack, according to a coroner in Mexico. The musician, who has also performed with The Mars Volta and Mastodon, was reportedly found dead in a hotel room in Puebla, Mexico on Tuesday (14Oct14).
He appeared on White's latest album, Lazaretto, and was touring with him at the time of his death.
Following his passing, White has cancelled the remaining shows of his tour in Mexico.
Former The Mars Volta keyboardist Isaiah 'ikey' Owens has died at the age of 38. Owens was reportedly found dead in a hotel room in Puebla, Mexico on Tuesday (14Oct14).
A cause of death has not yet been determined.
Owens began his musical career with dub reggae group De Facto and joined The Mars Volta in 2001. His work with the group ended in 2011, but he has released solo music under the moniker Free Moral Agents.
He later joined Jack White's backup band The Buzzards, and appeared on his second album, Lazaretto.
Owens was touring with White in support of the album at the time of his death.
A statement from his representatives at public relations company Nasty Little Man reads: "It is with great sadness that we tell the world of the passing of the incredible musician Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens. He will be missed and loved forever by his family, friends, bandmates and fans.
"Ikey Owens was an astounding keyboard player in Jack White's backing band. He also played with Mars Volta, Free Moral Agents, and many other projects. Out of respect for Ikey, the remaining shows of the Jack White Tour in Mexico have been cancelled. We will all miss you Ikey. You were and are an incredible artist."
In a message on Twitter.com, White writes, "We will all miss you Ikey. You were and are an incredible artist."
The 90's are here to stay (even though it's 2014) so we might as well embrace it! If you're struggling with who to be for Halloween this year, might I make a few suggestions based on some of the most popular icons that emerged in the world's favorite decade?
If you're going out in a group:
If you've got even more people, don't forget about Kimi, Susie, or Dil! Hell, you should even have someone dress up as Reptar so you can ride around on their back all night.
If you've got a few more guys than girls in your group, the Recess crew is perfect for you. Or, if you actually have a very even amount. You could go as the gang AND The Ashleys.
Saved By the Bell
Goes as just the guys, go as just the girls, go as Kelly and Zach, or the whole group...you've got a lot of different options when it comes to this Bayside High group.
For extra bonus points on creativity, you can go as Helga and carry around a gum shine to Arnold.
If you've got extra time on your hands, make sure you frost your tips AND figure out how to attach strings to your costumes, so someone can be your puppeteer all night.
If you don't dress up in these white suits, will anyone even know who you are? No, they won't. So don't mess it up!
You could also potentially wear scrubs and spend the whole night singing about them and we're sure everyone would get the gist.
Whoever get's to be Posh has the easiest time since they only have to wear a black dress.
You have a few options of which version of Destiny's Child you'd like to go as.
If you're going out with just your besties:
Princesses - Belle, Pocahontas, and Mulan are all 90's girls.
As Mulan you can go as war-hero-Mulan, deciding-her fate-Mulan, or you could just skip Mulan and go as her match maker.
You can be the inventor's daughter or you can be Beast's love interest here.
There is only one way to dress up as Pocahontas and that's by being a total bad ass.
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Either go as Will or Carlton, but just make sure you and your best friend are both doing the Carlton all night long.
If you and your friend are super indifferent and don't really care about the holiday, but have to dress up, these two are pretty ideal choices.
Cher and Dionne are still the coolest best friends to dress as, obviously since Iggy gave them a shout out in "Fancy."
Dumb and Dumber
Being Harry and Lloyd is time friendly since the sequel is coming out this year!
If you're going out with your significant other:
GIPHY/20th Century Fox
You will pretty much win any and every costume contest if you're willing to carry a door around with you two all night and show everyone how Jack and Rose both can fit on it.
GIPHY/Buena Vista Pictures
If you're just looking for an individual costume idea:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
If you see any Edward Cullen's while you're partying, you do have a right to stake them.Braveheart
If you do dress as William Wallace, you are required to give a very impassioned, drunk speech at whatever party you're at.Jurassic Park
You can either roll out with your crew as John Hammond, with his awesome cane, or you can carry around a spoonful of green Jell-O all night.
Is there anyone you think should have also been on this list? Tweet us your thoughts!
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Rocker Jack White is convinced female musicians struggle to make it big in the industry because label executives fail to take them seriously.
The star, who shot to fame with his ex-wife Meg in The White Stripes, is adamant women have to work twice as hard as their male counterparts to succeed, but he believes it makes them better musicians.
During an interview with Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready on America's SiriusXM satellite radio channel, White says, "It's sort of a real shame that if a woman goes on stage with an instrument - a guitar or drums or something - that it's almost a novelty to people; like, 'Oh, isn't that cute?... The ultimate shame of it... is that... girls have to try twice as hard to really prove themselves, they don't have a free ticket or something like that. But in the end you almost get something better than any other sort of everyday, run-of-the-mill male musician... 'cause they're (women are) sort of put in a position that they have to (be better)."
White has previously hit the road with an all-female backing band.
The White Stripes spent thousands of dollars and endured back-to-back Transatlantic trips to attend the funeral of beloved British DJ John Peel in 2004. The American rock duo performed in the U.K. the week before Peel's star-studded memorial service, so they had to fly home to the U.S. and then back to England again just days later.
However, Jack White insists he and his bandmate Meg would have done anything to make sure they were there to say goodbye to their late pal, telling telling MOJO magazine, "That trip cost me and Meg $25,000 but that was nothing, we loved John so much, there was no way we weren't going to the funeral."
White adds of Peel's rock 'n' roll send off, "There was some beautiful moments at the service like me, Meg, Robert Plant and a blind priest getting stuck together in a jam for 30 seconds... And they played Teenage Kicks as part of the funeral procession. I'd never heard of a rock 'n' roll song played in a church before."
Peel had a close relationship with The White Stripes over the years after becoming one of the first DJs in the U.K. to tip them for success. He also invited them to record in his home. He died in 2004 aged 65 after suffering a heart attack.
The White Stripes split in 2011.
Jack White has reached out to fellow rocker Dave Grohl to explain himself after appearing to take aim at his band the Foo Fighters for no reason during a concert in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday night (17Sep14). The former The White Stripes star launched into a four-minute rant during the show at Fenway Park, focusing the majority of his complaint on the content of Rolling Stone magazine and editorial decisions made by its co-founder and editor Jann Wenner.
He also appeared to lambast the Foo Fighters, noting their use of two guitarists "playing the same parts" to cover up any potential mistakes.
White's comments went viral shortly after the show, and now his publicist has spoken out to assure fans the remarks were made in jest.
In a statement issued to WENN, his representative writes, "Dear dream-makers of the media... Last night Jack White made a joke on stage!
"There was a minor equipment mishap, specifically with his guitar, and in an effort to keep his audience engaged, he made a joke! It was meant to be funny and self deprecating: 'hey sorry, you're stuck with just me up here...' vs the Foo Fighters who have three guitar players on stage and regularly play stadium shows."
The spokesperson goes on to reveal that White called Grohl on Thursday (18Sep14) to smooth over relations, adding, "Jack has the upmost (sic) respect for the Foo Fighters and communicated with Grohl this morning."
Meanwhile, the Foo Fighters have poked fun at the rumours of a feud by posting a photo of a chimpanzee holding a guitar on their Twitter.com page, alongside the caption, "Busted....behold, the secret of the Foo Fighters sound...."
Rocker Jack White turned on music bible Rolling Stone and its co-founder and editor Jann Wenner during a rant at a show in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday night (17Sep14), slamming the magazine boss' recent editorial decisions. White has featured many times in the publication, but he revealed he is no longer a fan during his show at Fenway Park, mocking the magazine and its website for publishing tabloid-type stories and articles.
White said, "RollingStone.com, brought to you by the Kardashian Family! Fifteen outfits that will blow your mind that Taylor Swift wore this month. Ten reasons why RollingStone.com didn't cover the Newport Folk Festival for 15 years straight. Twelve reasons Rolling Stone won't put a black-and-white cover on their magazine - unless you're dead!"
He added, "Did you know Jann Wenner also owns Us Weekly, the tabloid capital of magazines? Jann Wenner, keeping paparazzi alive for more than 20 years!"
Realising he was raging a little too hard at the gig, White then said, "OK, I'm officially supposed to stop now, because this is becoming a Kanye-esque rant. Because apparently nowadays, you aren't allowed to speak to your own fans about anything, lest it be a rant.
"So, forget (terrorist organisation) ISIS, forget the war in the Middle East, forget any problems at home, forget gay marriage, forget everything you ever thought about everything. This not a rant. This is just me saying, 'Hello Cleveland!'"
It isn't clear what irks White about Rolling Stone. He last appeared on the cover of the magazine in May (14), and in the accompanying candid interview spoke about his fondness for Kanye West, his relationship with ex-wife and bandmate Meg White and his reputation as a curmudgeon.