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Jack White

Born 9 July 1975.

White Stripes/Raconteurs

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White Stripes: Seven Nation Army

Jack White explains how the Seven Nation Army riff no longer belongs to him

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Biography

Jack White (born John Anthony Gillis; July 9, 1975) is an American musician, producer, music video director and occasional actor. He is most well-known as the frontman of the band The White Stripes, though he has been in several bands and collaborated with various artists. On April 24, 2012, White released his debut solo album, Blunderbuss, which received wide critical acclaim. His second studio album, Lazaretto, was released on June 10, 2014.

After playing the drums for years and moonlighting in several bands, White founded the White Stripes with fellow Detroit native, Meg White, in 1996. After a 2001 gig in London, they rose to fame in the UK—a fame that soon spread internationally. This recognition provided White opportunities to collaborate with famous artists, including Loretta Lynn and—his idol—Bob Dylan. In 2006, White became a founding member of the rock band the Raconteurs, and in 2009 helped form and played drums for his third commercially successful group, the Dead Weather.

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  • Founded Third Man Records

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Blunderbuss

    Blunderbuss 2012

    Reviewed by Paul Whitelaw
    After all these years, there's still nobody quite like him.
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