Julian Casablancas and Jack White have been linked in the public imagination since the two of them emerged as young rock heroes in the same early-’00s moment. They cemented that link early on, when their bands the Strokes and the White Stripes played triumphant shows together in 2002. And then their careers took … More »
Earlier this year, the Raconteurs, Jack White and Brendan Benson’s returning rock ramblers, released Help Us Stranger, their first album in 11 years. They are once again a fully activated unit. And last night, White and Benson were on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show to perform and to talk about why it took so … More »
Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme joined the Raconteurs on Friday night to perform “Blue Veins” from the band’s 2006 album Broken Boy Soldiers. They played at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Jack White and Homme have a long history, and they reunited on Homme’s Alligator Hour show on Apple Music last … More »
The Raconteurs released their very good comeback album Help Us Stranger in June, and they marked the occasion with a two-night stand at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. About a month has passed since then, and to remind you of the album’s existence, Jack White and Brendan Benson’s band returned … More »
At this late date it’s rare to encounter music that truly sounds like nothing else, but El Mal Querer pulled it off last year. The Catalonian singer Rosalía’s second album was truly unique, alchemizing traditional flamenco with futuristic R&B in a manner that felt both natural and visionary. Palmas that hit like accented … More »
Rolling Stone has succeeded its May announcement of Rolling Stone Charts with the first slew of chart placements. Lil Nas X‘s “Old Town Road” is the first single to occupy Rolling Stone’s 100 chart, while The Raconteurs’ Help Us Stranger is the inaugural album to weigh in on the authority’s top 200 albums chart.
The self-proclaimed “6 God,” Drake maintains his reign in the context of Rolling Stone Charts. The “God’s Plan” hitmaker further evidences his white-knuckle grip on the contemporary music market in his possession of the number one spot on Rolling Stone’s roster of the 500 most preeminent artists. Meanwhile, Seaforth’s “Love That” proves hot given its position at the top of the Trending 25 chart.
The Rolling Stone Artist 500 reflects the most-streamed artists, while the Trending 25 follows the tracks that denote the most rapid chart movement based on metrics. Finally, the Breakthrough 25 encompassed newcomers that enter the charts for the very first time.
Rolling Stone visualizes Rolling Stone Charts as a streamlined method of tracking rising releases, and a potential driver of further brand pervasion. “PMC’s (Penske Media Corp., the owner of Rolling Stone) strategy is to constantly evolve our brands and products across media platforms,” CEO Jay Penske, said. “What’s imperative and exciting about our new Rolling Stone Charts is that it will present a transparent, granular, and real-time quantification to accurately reflect listeners’ evolving interests and give insight into worldwide trends.”
Rolling Stone Charts places Rolling Stone in a position of direct competition with Billboard’s branded charts.
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Today, giants return. For the first time in 11 years, there’s a new Raconteurs album out. Jack White and Brendan Benson just got their old band back together, and today, they’ve come out with Help Us Stranger, a fun and relatively casual dip into their bag of classic-rock tricks. And last night, they … More »
Jack White’s been so commonly associated with good-ol’-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll over the years that it’s been easy to overlook the fact that he often works similar to how dance producers do. For starters, there’s nothing more explicitly tied to how dance music operates than running your own label to put out releases from yourself … More »
In a couple weeks, the Raconteurs will follow-up 2008’s Consolers Of The Lonely with their first new album in over a decade, Help Us Stranger. Since the band reconvened last year, they’ve shared a number of songs that’ll appear on it, including “Sunday Driver,” “Now That You’re Gone,” the Donovan cover “More »
For a solid decade, the Raconteurs, Jack White and Brendan Benson’s swaggering rock band, were silent. But at the end of last year, the Raconteurs returned, releasing a surprise single that featured two new songs, “Sunday Driver” and “Now That You’re Gone.” Both of those songs will appear on Help Us … More »