I’m still under the weather (bleh) and a couple Jack White bits are piling up here, so let’s clear out the queue, kids.
Jack’s new “darker and more dangerous” pseudo supergroup The Dead Weather are scheduled to play on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien on Thursday, June 18. As you may recall, Jack and Meg White performed on Conan’s final Late Night episode, so it’s cool to see the Jack/Conan bromance has also made the move to L.A. Perhaps the pair should collaborate on their own brand of SPF 50.
Ever since the Raconteurs were formed, the future of the White Stripes has come up in almost every Jack White interview. Speaking to Times Online’s Hardeep Phull, Jack tried to put those split rumors to rest once and for all, saying, “I’d like to do another five White Stripes albums in the next 10 years, but it’ll probably take a minute to get round to that. It’s okay, [Meg’s] used to me being busy. When we started the White Stripes, I was in three different bands.” Okay, the WS are officially not going anywhere.
Finally, remember that producer/engineer Jim Diamond who sued the White Stripes over royalties from their first two albums? He spoke to Phoenix New Times’ Martin Cizmar recently, saying that he lost the lawsuit due to the statute of limitations, but he then took a swipe at Jack’s leaving Detroit for Nashville: “I don’t think he had many friends left in Detroit. I think he alienated a lot of people,” Diamond said, adding later, “one thing about Detroit, most people are pretty genuine, I’ve found… When they’re not genuine, they move to Nashville.”