Stripes, Weather & Marriage News

Although the Dead Weather just announced summer tour dates and Jack White recently teamed up for a project with the Dex Romweber Duo, the busiest bee in show biz hasn’t forgotten The White Stripes. He recently assured fans that new Stripes music isn’t “too far off.”

Jack told Rolling Stone that just because the Stripes haven’t been on the road since 2007 and he’s recently added the Dead Weather to his resume, along with The Raconteurs, it doesn’t mean the Stripes are calling it quits.

“Nothing of the sort,” Jack said.

He told RS he doesn’t think a new album is “too far off. Maybe next year.”

Photo: Chris McKay

Besides celebrating the end of Conan O’Brian’s late-night show with a February performance, Meg and Jack last played a show together in July 2007. The band was forced to cancel the remaining U.S. and U.K. 2007 tour dates because Meg was suffering from acute anxiety.

Jack told RS that Meg is overcoming the anxiety issues and that the duo “had recorded a couple of songs at the new studio, [and] I talked to her about coming by” this summer.

Hopefully Meg doesn’t get wedding jitters the second time around (her first marriage being, of course, the one between her and Jack) because the drummer recently announced she will marry musician Jackson Smith, the son of punk singer Patti Smith and late MC5 guitarist Fred “Sonic” Smith. The Detroit News reports that the wedding is set for May 22 in Nashville.

This summer Jack will have his hands full touring with the Dead Weather. The tour kicks off June 11 at Coyote at City Block in Louisville, Ky., and wraps up in early October in Austin, Texas, with a performance at Austin City Limits Music Festival. The band’s debut album, Horehound, is set for release July 14.

Photo: AP Photo
The Dead Weather, from left, Jack Lawrence, Alison Mosshart, Jack White and Dean Fertita.

Speaking of album releases, Jack recently teamed up with the rockabilly group Dex Romweber Duo for a seven-inch single.

Jack joins Dex Romweber on vocal tracks of a cover of blues singer Geeshie Wiley’s “Last Kind Word Blues” and Dex’s “The Wind Did Move.” Dex’s sister Sara Romweber plays drums on the record.

The seven-inch single, which was produced by Jack, is set for release in May on Jack’s label, Third Man Records, according to Spin.

Read the Detroit News article here.

Read the Spin article here.

Read the Rolling Stone articles here and here.