Thursday, April 26, 2012

Jack White, Johnny Depp and The Lone Ranger

Is Jack White the best musician of our generation? His work ethic and the amount of music produced including the variety of projects just add further weight to his elite repertoire. The song he worked on with Alicia Keys for the James Bond franchise was more proof about how he can add a great track to a film. Really looking forward to what he can do for the whole soundtrack to the Lone Ranger. 

Jack White will be composing the soundtrack to the Lone Ranger film starring Johnny Depp

"Walt Disney Pictures has wrangled Jack White to compose the score for "The Lone Ranger."

The studio announced Tuesday that the Grammy-winning rocker will write, produce and perform the score for director Gore Verbinski's upcoming adaptation of "The Lone Ranger."

"The Lone Ranger" will mark the White Stripes frontman's first time scoring a feature film. The film stars Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as John Reid. It is set to debut May 31, 2013.

White's first solo album, "Blunderbuss," was released Tuesday. He previously wrote and performed the theme song to the 2008 James Bond film "Quantum of Solace" with Alicia Keys.

In other Jack White news, it was announced last night (April 24) that Jack White's Third Man Records Rolling Record Store (i.e. a hopped up step-van) will be distributing concert tickets on the streets of NYC for White's upcoming AmEx Unstaged show at Webster Hall this Friday.

Johnny Depp playing Tonto in the new remake of the Lone Ranger

According to a statement released last night, "White will be giving back to the city that's so warmly embraced his debut album, as his Third Man Records Rolling Record Store hits the Big Apple on Thursday the 26th to bestow upon the citizenry free tickets to Jack White's American Express Unstaged concert at Webster Hall on Friday April 27 … An educational vinyl adventure center on wheels, Third Man Records' Rolling Record Store will be wheeling into locations all over the New York City area, then tweeting (@ThirdManRRS) each location along with instructions on how to claim a pair of free tickets to the show. There are only five pairs of tickets, one pair to be given away at each of five locations."

As previously reported, Jack's American Express Unstaged event will be directed by actor Gary Oldman. The show will be live-streamed and previewed by one new video each day leading up to Friday's performance, which can be seen here."