The couple moved in with Jack's parents, living in the same home he had grown up in, in a working-class neighborhood of southwestern Detroit.
Jack White continued working in the upholstery shop by day while playing music at nights and on the weekends.
Not long after, Jack White — still known, at that time, as Jack Gillis — began dating a girl named Meg White, a bartender at a local barbecue joint called Memphis Smoke.
I think he was just surprised that it went on and became a real thing, as we all were. It was just one of those things where, if something’s working like that, you have to do it. Obviously none of us needed a second job—or a fifth job, in Jack’s case.
The single (“Satellite”) builds to this wall of sound, with a gospel choir. And there’s even a piano ballad (“The Last Goodbye”). I was writing a certain type of song—a really American song.
*Photograph by Edouard Plongeon.*When Alison Mosshart and Jack White formed The Dead Weather in 2009, a nation of Chelsea Girls and Modern Gainsbourgs trembled at the prospect of no more Kills records. Did you change your approach to writing at all over the break? He was writing a certain type of really English song. This is gonna be a really different record than the one before it.” With two people in a band, you’re pretty limited, in terms of what you can play, so it’s always going to be the idea over the ability. Pre-order it on and listen to the new single, “Satellite,” below.
Co-founder and guitarist Jamie Hince’s relationship with Kate Moss (they’re now engaged) helped keep the group in our thoughts, but it was no substitute for a proper dose of creepy-chic retro cool. if people talk about how we dress—because I can say I’m really glad I don’t dress like a roadie. We’re usually on the same page—hanging out all the time, listening to music and living in each other’s pockets—but now I’d been away and he’d been away and we were doing different things.
Though she had zero musical experience, Meg White began attempting to accompany her husband on the drums while he played his guitar.