RNR News and Notes Archives for 2023-03

Watch The White Stripes' 2005 'From the Basement' in full

In the late 2000s - Nigel Godrich started a  web series featuring live sets from an amazing array of musicians.  From White Denim to Warpaint - From the Basement is a who's who of rock and roll.  Godrich has been uploading the performances to YouTube - including the series first episode from 2005  with The White Stripes.


The Get Behind Me Satan heavy set also includes their cover of Captain Beefheart's "Party of Special Things to Do."


In a statement to Rolling Stone, Godrich said, "The dream of From the Basement is to capture great performances with the most direct and beautiful coverage possible, both sonically and visually. We were so fortunate early on to have the support of Jack and Meg who instinctively understood the concept of the show and so came to be part of it. As a result, we have this amazing snapshot of their fantastic energy and style. It’s an intimate and direct performance, something magic, powerful and special. A day I will not forget."


Jack White said "It was beautifully filmed and the sound quality makes a performance on a regular TV show sound like a wax cylinder recording...No host. Thank God."


Watch it below -


Tickets for The Cure's 2023 US Tour Will Be 'affordable for all fans'

Getting your hands on highly sought after concert tickets has been a struggle lately - with scalpers, bots, and website crashes (can we just go back to camping out the night before?) 


This week, when The Cure announced a 2023 North American Tour - they include some details on how they are going to make their tickets accessible to their fans: 


"apart from a few Hollywood Bowl charity seats, there will be no ‘platinum’ or ‘dynamically priced’ tickets on this tour... We want the tour to be affordable for all fans, and we have a very wide (and we think very fair) range of pricing at every show.  Our ticketing partners have agreed to help us stop scalpers from getting in the way; to help minimise resale and keep prices at face value, tickets for this tour will not be transferable. If something comes up that prevents a fan from being able to use a ticket they have purchased, they will be able resell it on a face value ticket exchange.




"Unfortunately, despite our desire to protect our low ticket prices for fans, the states of NY, IL and CO make this very difficult.  They actually have laws in place that protect scalpers! For shows in these states we urge fans to buy or sell tickets to one another on face value exchanges like and Fans should avoid buying tickets that are being resold at inflated prices by scalpers, and the sites that host these scalpers should refrain from reselling tickets for our shows."