Jack White Helps Nashville

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From the Guardian:

“It was heartbreaking to see my city in such bad shape,” said Nathan Followill, drummer for Kings of Leon. While his band are still “figuring out” how to help their hometown, he called on tourists to continue visiting Nashville. “Nashvillians are strong so I definitely think we will recover stronger than ever.”

Jack White, of the White Stripes and Dead Weather, agrees. “It’s just one of those things when you’re in any kind of community, if an asteroid falls, you all get together and clean it up. It doesn’t matter what it is,” he said. Although the headquarters of his Third Man label is based in Nashville, it was undamaged by floodwaters. White is now donating proceeds to the flood relief, and the company’s full staff will be volunteering in the clean-up.

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Pat Ferrise grew up loving ”the punk rock” and “new wave.” His years at one of the nation’s top college radio stations ultimately led him to a 15-year run as music director of alternative music icon WHFS Washington/Baltimore. Rolling Stone magazine named him of the most influential programmers of the 90s. He’s recorded two albums under the moniker Trampoline for the now defunct SpinArt label. He lives in Baltimore and takes no credit for writing this bio.