.

The Dead Weather Muse on the Future of Music, Supergroup Wars

November 25, 2009 12:00 AM ET

Rolling Stone recently had a kind of stream-of-consciousness backstage chat with the Dead Weather where Jack White and Co. tackled topics ranging from time travel and geography to the art of picking band names and avoiding being sued (for instance, White insists, the Arctic Monkeys added the "Arctic" to sidestep the legal wrath of the Monkees). We also quizzed the band on who would win in a supergroup slugfest, the Dead Weather or Them Crooked Vultures. Watch White's response in the video above.

White also spilled some details about the next Dead Weather album, which the band hopes to finish recording in time for their tour of Australia in March 2010. "We'll probably be having a new album by that time, if we're lucky. We have a lot of songs cooking right now, we've been playing a few of them live, and I'm sure by March the entire 20 or 25 songs will be onstage by then," White tells Rolling Stone. "We can't tell you that much about it except that it's gonna be really expansive, and I use that word loosely in a scientific sense, meaning that I'm just using it to distract you."

Check out supergroups from Cream to Them Crooked Vultures.

Related Stories:
Jack White Says Expect a New Dead Weather Disc in Early 2010
Jack White Turned Down Slash's Request to Sing on Solo Album
Jack White Can't Stop Dancing in Dead Weather's Second "I Cut Like a Buffalo" Video

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Vans”

The Pack | 2006

Berkeley, California rappers the Pack made their footwear choice clear in 2006 with the song "Vans." The track caught the attention of Too $hort, who signed them to his imprint. MTV refused to play the video for the song, though, claiming it was essentially a commercial for the product. Rapper Lil' B disagreed. "I didn’t know nobody [at] Vans," he said. "I was just a rapper who wore Vans." Even without MTV's support, Lil' B recognized the impact of the track. "God blessed me with such a revolutionary song… People around my age know who really started a lot of the dressing people are into now."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com