She’s called the queen of rockabilly, has secured a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and at age 73 she’s teamed up with rocker Jack White to release a new album.
White, a founder of the White Stripes, produced and arranged Jackson’s new album, “The Party Ain’t Over,” a disc bringing Jackson’s growling country-style vocals to rock tunes.
“I was scared at first because I didn’t know what this young rock star was going to expect of me or ask me to do,” Jackson says on her website of her collaboration with White.
But she says White’s work quickly won her over.
“I realized he wasn’t wanting to change my style of singing at all. He just wanted me to have new, fresher material. … He just wanted more of Wanda than I was used to putting out,” she says.
“He pulled out the 18-year-old young, feisty girl that was down in there buried,” Jackson said of White during an appearance on Conan O’Brien on TBS Tuesday night.
Jackson belted out “Funnel of Love,” with White on guitar, and then Conan asked Jackson about what it was like to tour with the king of rock 'n' roll, Elvis Presley, 50 years ago.
“They did more than tour,” White interjected.
“He could sure kiss good” was all Jackson offered.
The Indiana conservation officer was on routine patrol on County Road 63 near Butler when he noticed a suspicious vehicle near the Tri-State Motorcycle Club, Indiana’s News Center reported.
Upon inspection, the state Department of Natural Resources officer found Jacob Delong, 18, allegedly in the process of raping a girl, the center said.
Delong was arrested and charged with attempted rape, the Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne reported. DeKalb County Sheriff’s detective Adam Friedel told the paper the two knew each other.
The girl, 11, was taken into protective custody.
CNN affiliate WANE-TV said Delong had been expelled from Eastside High School in his hometown of Butler. Police told the station he had an extensive juvenile record, all relating to sex offenses.
Police were encouraging anyone with information about other possible victims to call the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department.
The Jewish right wing has filed a suit against an NHL team claiming that its minor league team’s coaches made anti-Semitic comments toward him.
Bailey, 23, said that when he was part of the Anaheim Ducks' franchise, Martin Raymond and Mark Pederson – coaches for the Bakersfield Condors - subjected him to “a barrage of anti-Semitic, offensive and degrading verbal attacks regarding his Jewish faith,” according to the complaint.
The Ducks aren’t commenting.
Bailey, a 2005 Ducks draft pick who has never played in the NHL, said he was rarely given ice time and was not provided with resources afforded the other players, the lawsuit claims. Furthermore, the suit says, when he told the Ducks’ office about the treatment, the organization said his claims were “unbelievable.”
The Ottawa Citizen reported that the suit also claims that Bailey had to travel separately from the team because of his religion.
In February 2009, both coaches were suspended midseason, Raymond for seven days, Pederson for 14, Bakerfield Now reported last year. The Condors said it was an internal matter, but an anonymous source told KBFX-TV that the coaches were suspended for remarks made to Bailey.
Team President Matthew Riley told the station, “Our owner's Jewish … so obviously we took the matter or would have taken the matter very seriously and methodically and done the right thing."
Bailey is seeking unspecified damages, the Canadian Press reported. He now plays for the Binghamton Senators, a farm team for the Ottawa Senators.