Shawn Brackbill With the Kills and the Dead Weather on her resume, Alison…
- Posted on Aug 3rd 2010 5:15AM by Chris Cope
The musical dynamo -- lynchpin for the White Stripes and also a member of rock ensemble the Raconteurs -- believes that his bandmates, including Alison Mosshart of the Kills and Queens of the Stone Age's Dean Fertita, drive each other to reach new places and explore fresh avenues.
In an interview with Chicagoist.com, White said if he knew the secret of their creative energy, he'd "bottle it and sell it."
He added, "It's hard to find other musicians that push you to go somewhere new all the time. That's what this band is doing for all of its members."
"I'm playing drums onstage and in the studio again for the first time since I was 19. That reminds me of that Vietnam war song 19, but more importantly [the] desire to write with the people in the Dead Weather. It feels like 2010 in the room with them, and all the melodies that hit us are blues from the future."
Not one to take a back seat, Jack White recently revealed that he feels like a "musical director" for all his projects, as previously reported by Spinner, with the crux, he believes, in "paying attention to what the music wants."