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Stripes Finish Album, Will Open for Stones

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The White Stripes have finished their new album, Elephant, according to singer/guitarist Jack White:

    we have finished the making, mixing, and mastering of elephant, but won’t let it out of it’s cage just yet, it needs to graze on the plains for a minute. perhaps it’s not what meg and i think it is, perhaps it’s the worst album we’ve ever made, or perhaps we’ll all be surprised. we’ll see i suppose, but at the time it was a good feeling, and it may come back and roost forever. we just got offered to warm up for the rolling stones! meg and i are excited, we can’t wait to meet brian jones. we have just come from england, we took a left turn at greenland and ended up back where we started. we played yardbirds songs with a yardbird and were honored to do so. a lot of people don’t realize that in england you can still go into buckingham palace and have tea with the queen for one pound fifty. and big ben, a cab driver told me, is not really called big ben, that’s just the name of the bell inside, the tower that everyone calls big ben is really called st. steven’s tower, that’s what i think he told us, and i was pleasantly surprised, i love when the whole world is wrong, it makes me laugh.

They will open for the Stones October 16 at the Toronto Air Canada Centre in Ontario on October 16, and at the Columbus Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on October 20.

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