Jack White Talks Wanda Jackson, New Albums From the Dead Weather and the White Stripes
Published Nov 19, 2009The ubiquitous Jack White has a ton of stuff on the go right now, and at this point, it's easy to get confused. Thankfully, he's decided to fill us in on some of his ongoing projects - and non-projects - in a new interview.
While talking to MTV, White first discussed the progress on new albums from two of his projects: the Dead Weather and the White Stripes. In regards to the former, White recently said that a new Dead Weather album is "gonna take as long as it takes... if it takes three months to do a Dead Weather record, we'll take that long."
As for progress on a new White Stripes disc, White only offered a joke that it will be two members of the Dead Weather dressed up as the White Stripes, so we'll all have to wait a bit longer for some actual news on that.
White also took some time to speak about the rumours that he was asked appear on Slash's upcoming solo album, a request he turned down. "I don't even remember that request, but I love Slash - Appetite [for Destruction] is one of the best rock albums of the past 20-30 years," White told MTV. "I don't remember exactly what that request was, but, you know, I don't really like those albums where every song is a different person - that Santana thing, that's not interesting to me. But I think he's a really interesting guitar player."
But perhaps the most exciting, White talked about his upcoming album with '50s rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson. This isn't the first time White has done something like this: in 2004 he released Van Lear Rose, a collaboration with country music icon Loretta Lynn.
"I just finished recording with Wanda Jackson in Nashville," he said. "It was just supposed to be a seven-inch [single], but we did a lot more songs, so maybe it will be something bigger. There was a lot of good stuff. It's a wild record."