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Jack White: I Almost Never Speak to Meg

Meg and Jack WhiteJack White admits he "almost never" speaks to his former bandmate Meg White.

The ex-White Stripes singer, whose band called it a day in 2011, has since forged his own successful solo career and claims hardly anybody he knows speaks to drummer Meg since the band split.

"I don't think anyone talks to Meg. She's always been a hermit. When we lived in Detroit, I'd have to drive over to her house if I wanted to talk to her, so now it's almost never," he told Rolling Stone.

Talking about how Meg's personality came to affect the pair's relationship, Jack explained, "She's one of those people who won't high five me when I get the touchdown. She viewed me that way of, 'Oh, big deal, you did it, so what?' Almost every single moment of the White Stripes was like that. We'd be working in the studio and something amazing would happen, I'm like, 'Damn, we just broke into a new world right there!' And Meg's sitting in silence. I remember hearing Ringo Starr say, 'I always felt sorry for Elvis, because in The Beatles we had each other to talk about what it felt like. Elvis was by himself.' I was like, '####, try being in a two-piece where the other person doesn't talk!'"

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Adele Inspired by ODB, White Stripes

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AdeleAdele's "Rolling in the Deep" was influenced by rapper ODB and The White Stripes.

The lead single from Adele's second album, 21 has been a huge international hit, but despite having a classic soul sound, the inspiration behind is much more contemporary and surprising.

"When we were doing 'Rolling In The Deep' we wanted the impact and feeling of the track to have a little bit of 'Seven Nation Army' by The White Stripes. But for the bridges, we were trying to make the piano sound like 'Brooklyn Zoo' by Ol' Dirty B*****d. And when it came to the whole feeling of her vocal relationship to the track, we thought most like Cee Lo Green and Nina Simone," producer Paul Epworth told Uaudio.com

Adele's 21 is was inspired by a particularly painful love split, but she has promised she is now "done being a bitter witch," and vowed to "never write a break-up record again." Adele, now 23, also said people assume she is "miserable" because of melancholy songs like "Someone Like You," but they end up "surprised" when they meet her and find she is actually cheerful and upbeat.

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Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Riff Champ

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Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” has been voted as having the best guitar riff of all time.

The 1970 track beat Guns N’ Roses classic “Sweet Child O’Mine” - which topped the poll five years ago - to the top spot in the poll by website MusicRadar.com, with “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin coming third.

Just two songs from the past decade made the list; Muse’s 2001 hit “Plug In Baby” came in at #11 while ’ “Seven Nation Army,” which was released in 2003, landed at #15.

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Duffy next to record Bond theme song?

Duffy James Bond themeDuffy may be the voice behind the next James Bond theme. Work has already started on the follow-up to Quantum of Solace, starring as the British spy, and one of the film’s producers wants the Welsh Duffy to record the title song.

Producer Michael G. Wilson told Britain’s The Sun newspaper: “I would love to get to sing the next tune. I think she is wonderful. Amy Winehouse would be good too.
“We have started work on the new film, which I can’t say anything about. Daniel Craig is very keen to get going.”

Back to Black singer Amy Winehouse was due to submit a track for Quantum of Solace with producer Mark Ronson, but sessions were stopped as she reportedly “wasn’t ready” to record.  Another Way To Die, performed by Jack White of The White Stripes and soul singer Alicia Keys, was later chosen as the theme song.

Duffy, whose song Mercy picked up the PRS Most Performed Work prize at the Ivor Novello Awards - has revealed she is to make her film debut, although admits she isn’t too enthusiastic about it.  She reportedly said: “I’m making a movie. It’ll probably be rubbish.” If Duffy does sing the theme for the next James Bond film she will be the third Welsh artist to contribute to the spy series, after Tom Jones and Dame Shirley Bassey.

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