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The Hotel Yorba is a real hotel. It is located in a run-down section of Detroit on Lafayette Boulevard, near a bus station. Jack White grew up in Detroit and heard rumors about the hotel when he was growing up.
This was the first UK hit for the White Stripes. Even though they were from America, it they were embraced in England first. At the time, Jack and Meg White, who make up the group, were telling people they were brother and sister. After a while, it was learned that they are not related and were married for a while.
Address of the Hotel Yorba: 4020 Lafayette Boulevard in Detroit. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
dUg Pinnick of King's X
dUg dIgs into his King's X metal classics and his many side projects, including the one with Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam.
Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.
Gary Louris of The Jayhawks
The Jayhawks' song "Big Star" has special meaning to Gary, who explains how longevity and inspiration have trumped adulation.
Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.