Third Man Records to release ‘Live at the Gold Dollar’

In 1999, before the White Stripes became the biggest two-piece rock band in the world, they regularly played clubs in Detroit like the Gold Dollar in Cass Corridor. As part of the latest issue of Third Man Records’ vault package, Jack White is releasing recordings from one of his and Meg White’s first shows at the famed (and tiny) Detroit venue. The package, which is available to subscribers who sign up before Oct. 31, according to Rolling Stone, also includes reproductions of show flyers designed by White and glossy photos by Ann Arbor-based photographer Doug Coombe. This is the third time White has included White Stripes recordings from the Gold Dollar in a vault package. “The White Stripes: Live at the Gold Dollar, Vol. 111” track list includes early songs and tunes that would become part of their mainstream debut, 2001’s “White Blood Cells.” That night the band also played covers by Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson and Son House.

Patti Smith has many more books on the way

Songwriter and author Patti Smith told Vulture that she has “tons and tons of unpublished material.” She’s working on a companion book to “Just Kids,” which will focus on music and her late husband, the MC5’s Fred Smith. She told the magazine she’s also writing a poetry book, a detective book and a young adult novel. Smith’s most recent memoir, “M Train,” was released Tuesday. She comes to the Michigan Theater on Monday to read excerpts and talk to the audience. Tickets, $24.50-$35, are still available through Ticketmaster.

Cathriona White’s body released to her husband

Known as Jim Carrey’s on-and-off girlfriend, Cathriona White died last week in a suspected suicide. Only after her death did news surface that the Ireland native was married. People magazine reports that her husband’s name is Mark Burton and he has control of the release of her body. It’s not clear if Burton has signed his rights to White’s body over to her stepmother and sister. A source told People that Burton and White were separated at the time of her death and they planned to divorce in December.

Susan Whitall contributed

Wednesday’s birthdays

Desmond Tutu, 84

Joy Behar, 73

John Mellencamp, 64

Simon Cowell, 56

Toni Braxton, 48

Thom Yorke, 47

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