Thursday, March 12, 2009


Last night, Jack White unveiled his new band - his third band - The Dead Weather. It's Jack on drums and backing vocals, Jack Lawrence from The Raconteurs and The Greenhornes on bass, Dean Fertita from The Raconteurs' touring band, he's also played in Queens Of The Stone Age's touring band, on guitar and vocals, and Alison Mosshart of The Kills on vocals. They have a two-track single on iTunes: "Hang You From The Heavens," and the "B-side" is a cover of Gary Numan's Tubeway Army-era song "Are 'Friends' Electric?"

The band made their debut at an event of the opening of Jack's Third Man Records building in downtown Nashville, which houses the record label offices, a vinyl record store, a photo studio, a darkroom and a performance stage. Jack kicks it old school.

The band performed for the first time, and everyone who was invited got a 7" single with artwork painted by the band. Jack's Raconteurs bandmates Brendon Benson and Patrick Keeler, and White Stripe Meg White were all in attendence, as was Sheryl Crow who lives in Tennessee. I bought the two Dead Weather tracks as soon as I got home, I really dig them. Jack White is one talented cat. But I wonder what it's like being in a band with him, waiting when he will be done with his other bands.

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