News Roundup: Jack White, Tim Burton, Paul McCartney


–Jack White says he hopes to start work on a solo album by the end of the year. The tidbit is only a sidebar in White’s interview with the industry magazine Music Connection. The story also states White wants to work with drinking country icon George Jones. We’d gladly hold off on a new White Stripes album for that.

The Museum of Modern Art will present an exhibition of art by Tim Burton, spanning from childhood drawings to miscellaneous material from his films. The show will compile more than 700 unseen drawings, storyboards, paintings and puppets from the director’s career, and runs from November 2009 through April 2010.

–Paul McCartney wants to work with MGMT. McCartney, a late-career workaholic, said “I’d like to work on some more dancey stuff with MGMT. But it has to happen organically. We need to talk about it. I can’t call them. If they called me, I’d say, ‘How did you get my number?’. But I’d do it.” That sounds pompous, but McCartney’s recent spacey Youth-collaboration The Fireman wasn’t too far off from the psychedelic Brooklyn duo’s sound. We just hope it would turn out a little cooler than this was.