I was riding home from school flipping through the paper thinking about how excited I am to see THE KILLS this Sunday when I saw a picture ad for a band called The Dead Weather. In the picture was none other than Jack White and Alison Mosshart. Immediately intrigued about their musical affair I came home to do a bit of research.
The Dead Weather is sort of a indie super group featuring mover&shaker manwhore, Jack White on drums, The Kills’ sexy vixen, Alison Mosshart on lead vocals and Jack Lawrence on bass (The Raconteurs) and Dean Fertita on guitar (Queens of the Stone Age). During the Kills/Raconteurs tour Jack White was ill with a wavering case of bronchitis and was saved by Alison Mosshart filling in on the vocal part on “Steady As She Goes”. The two hit it off, sensing a possibility of further collaborations. The group officially formed earlier this year appropriately in Nashville, TN. Their debut record nastily titled, Horehound will be released in June and their first US tour is already being booked.
Watch their first video:
Hot Damn.. From what I hear this is going to be a raunchy rock and roll ringer of a group. As a dedicated Kills fan, I wonder how Jaime Hince (guitarist of the Kills) is taking the side project of his other musical half. I sure as hell would be pissed if I were him after watching Jack White mess around in a photo booth with Alison Mosshart. Afterall, such antics in retro imagery has been the Kills’ schtick for years!