The White Stripes recently finished recording their sixth record, Icky Thump
, here in Nashville at Blackbird Studios. The duo told Rolling Stone
that this record is not only heavier than previous releases, but also that many of the songs "...are about to be catchy, then take a left turn." The album is due out in June; a track listing is here
. The band has plans to tour North America, but according to the website, no definite tour route has been determined, though they say the tour will start in Tennessee. Perhaps another "secret" show at The End, or is this just in reference to the confirmed Bonnaroo appearance
Most of that's old news, but have you heard that Jack White is reportedly playing Elvis
in a spoof of biopics?