Jack White (born John Anthony Gillis, 9.7.1975) Jack White is an American singer, guitarist and record producer.
Childhood: Jack White was born into a large family, in which he was the youngest of 10 siblings. His parents, Teresa and Gorman Gillis both worked for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese. His mother was secretary to the Cardinal and his father was a maintenance man. Jack was an altar boy, like all of his brothers before him.
Aged five, Jack began to learn the drums. Although many of his classmates were into the hip-hop and electronica of surrounding Detroit neighbourhoods, at school, White was interested in the blues and 1960s rock.
At the age of 15, White embarked on an apprenticeship in the art of upholstery. He soon had his own business, named Third Man Upholstery, though business practices such as making out invoices in crayon and writing poetry in the furniture detracted from his potential profitability.
Musical Career: Jack formed The White Stripes with Meg White in 1997. The band released a number of independent singles and albums and Jack was invited to play guitar on The Go's 1999 album Whatcha Doin'. The White Stripes' debut, eponymous album was released in 1999 on the Sympathy for the Record Industry label. The album was produced by the renowned Detroit musician Jim Diamond. The album was followed by a split "7 single with local band The Dirtbombs called 'Hand Springs'.
The band's second album was entitled De Stijl and was recorded on an 8-track analogue recorder in Jack's house. In 2000, they released 'Party of Special Things to Do' on the Sub Pop label. The record was an EP of Captain Beefheart songs. In 2001, the band released White Blood Cells, again on Sympathy for the Record Industry. With songs such as 'Fell In Love With A Girl' getting picked up on by the British press, the album was re-released by V2 in Europe.
Elephant, the band's 2003 album was recorded at London's Toerag Studios by Liam Watson. The debut single from the album, 'Seven Nation Army' was the band's biggest hit to date.
There have been many rumours surrounding Jack's potential involvement in Electric Six's two biggest hits, 'Danger! High Voltage' and 'Gay Bar.'
In 2005, the White Stripes released their fifth album, Get Behind Me Satan. Following the release of the album, Jack White formed a new band, the Raconteurs, with Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler. The Raconteurs' debut album, Broken Boy Soldiers was released in May 2006.
In November 2006, XL Recordings released a limited number of the album Aluminium, a collection of avant-garde recordings of Jack White's past work.
Icky Thump, The White Stripes' sixth album, was released in 2007 and peaked at number two on the UK albums chart.
In March 2008, The Raconteurs released their second album, Consolers of the Lonely
Film Appearances: Both Jack and Meg White featured in Coffee and Cigarettes, the 2003 film directed by Jim Jarmusch.
Jack White had a small role in the film Cold Mountain and contributed a number of songs to the film's soundtrack.
Personal Life: In December 2003, Jack White was arrested following a fight with the lead singer of The Von Bondies, Jason Stollsteimer, in Detroit. He was fined $750 and ordered to take anger management classes after being charged with misdemeanor and aggravated assault.
Jack White had a brief relationship with the actress Renée Zellweger, who he met whilst filming Cold Mountain.
In June 2005, Jack White married the model Karen Elson. Elson appeared in the music video for The White Stripes' 'Blue Orchid.' Meg White was maid of honour at the wedding. Jack and Karen had a daughter in 2006, named Scarlett Teresa White and a son, Henry Lee White was born in 2007.
It has been reported that Jack and Meg White were once married. The Detroit Free Press once printed a copy of their marriage license and subsequent divorce certificate. Neither Jack nor Meg are willing to discuss the details of their relationship in any depth.
Jack White is hoping to score a home run with his new baseball bat business venture.
The former White Stripes frontman has joined forces with professional baseball player Ian Kinsler to co-invest in Warstic, a sporting goods company which designs baseball bats, gear and apparel.
The firm was founded in 2011 by Ben Jenkins, a former minor league baseball player who turned his passion for the sport into designing products for athletes to use.
"I discovered the Warstic company through my love of design," Jack said in a statement. "I was drawn to... the simplicity and harshness of the designs. Most baseball bats and equipment in the sports world do not impress me much, but I think that there is a lot of room to explore aesthetic ideas in just baseball alone that can bring beauty and purpose to the weapons that athletes use to accomplish their goals."
Continue reading: Jack White Slides Into Baseball Business
Jack White's dream of performing with The Muppets came true on the puppet show's season finale.
The rocker teamed up with The Great Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, Kermit the Frog and their cohorts for a cover of Stevie Wonder's You Are The Sunshine Of My Life and a "carpool karaoke" rendition of his White Stripes hit Fell In Love With A Girl during the one-hour finale, which aired in America on Tuesday night (01Mar16).
Jack also turned relationship counsellor and offered up advice to Kermit as he attempted to patch up his broken romance with longtime girlfriend Miss Piggy.
Following the TV performance of White's Steve Wonder cover with The Muppets, the rock star released the track through his Third Man Records label, as Jack White & the Electric Mayhem - the name of the quirky variety show's house band.
Continue reading: Jack White Brings Sunshine To The Muppets Season Finale
Actor Ben Foster has reportedly embarked on a new relationship with Jack White's model ex, Karen Elson.
The Lone Survivor star split from his fiancee, 49-year-old actress Robin Wright, last year (15), and it appears he has since moved on with 37-year-old model Karen.
The rumoured new couple was photographed strolling arm-in-arm in New York City on Monday (29Feb16), and the pair appeared unfazed after being spotted by the paparazzi.
Representatives for Ben and Karen have yet to comment on the romance reports.
Continue reading: Ben Foster Dating Jack White's Ex Karen Elson - Report
Business Partners Sean 'Diddy' Combs And Mark Wahlberg Have Teamed Up With Eminem And Wiz Khalifa To Become The Latest Stars To Offer Up Clean Water Supplies To Thirsty Residents Of Flint, Michigan.
Locals have had to rely on bottled supplies since 2014, after officials decided to draw water from a river which has since tested positive for lead.
The uproar has prompted a number of stars to step up and donate to the city, with superstar Cher leading the charge by uniting with bosses at Icelandic Glacial to provide over 181,000 bottles of water to the city's residents last week (ends22Jan16).
Rappers Meek Mill and Big Sean and rockers Pearl Jam followed suit, and now Combs and Wahlberg have ordered a shipment of one million bottles of their fitness water brand AQUAhydrate to be delivered to city residents, with the help of donations from Khalifa and Michigan native Eminem.
Country Music Icon Loretta Lynn Has Been Selected To Receive The First-ever Legend Award At The 2015 Billboard Women In Music Celebration.
The new honour will recognise the Coal Miner's Daughter veteran for her "historic contributions to the industry and artistry of American music", according to Billboard.com.
"From the moment she broke through more than five decades ago, Loretta Lynn has been an unstoppable musical force who writes and performs with a breathtaking fearlessness and honesty," says event boss Janice Min. "As a musical pioneer, author and inspiration to everyone from Jack White to Miranda Lambert, Loretta Lynn has pushed every boundary in music and is the definition of a legend."
Loretta, 83, will pick up the prize at the annual gala in New York City on 11 December (15), three months before she prepares to release her first album in over a decade. Full Circle, the follow-up to 2004's Van Lear Rose, which she recorded with rocker Jack White, will hit retailers in March (16).
Continue reading: Loretta Lynn To Receive Inaugural Billboard Women In Music Legend Award
Rocker Jack White Went Seemingly Unnoticed After He Unexpectedly Attended A Potluck In His Suburban Neighbourhood Outside Of Nashville, Tennessee.
The former White Stripes star has lived in the country music capital for years, but rarely spends long periods of time at home due to his busy music career.
But over the weekend (ends04Oct15), White decided to meet his neighbours for the first time by attending an annual community dinner party held on his street.
Former resident Jedediah Jenkins took to Instagram to post a photo of an unassuming White as he mingled with his neighbours - who had no idea who he was.
Continue reading: Jack White Attends Neighbourhood Potluck
Rocker Jack White Has Dismissed Patrick Carney's Accusations The Former The White Stripes Frontman Tried To Fight Him In A New York Bar.
The Black Keys drummer claimed White arrived at his local drinking spot and attempted to bully the star into a brawl over a long-running feud between the rockers.
White has been at odds with the Black Keys since 2012 when he accused the band of ripping off his sound, an assertion he later repeated before apologising in a post on his website.
The feud between the two seemed to come to head on Sunday (13Sep15) when Carney accused White of "bullying" him, writing on Twitter.com, "He is why I play music. The bully a**holes who made me feel like nothing. Music was a private non competitive thing."
Continue reading: Jack White Denies Patrick Carney Confrontation Accusations
The Keys v Stripes rivalry was reported to have plumbed new depths on Sunday night.
A stormy altercation between two of America’s premier rock musicians has raged and blown itself out in the last 24 hours. Earlier today, the Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney alleged that former White Stripes frontman Jack White tried to start a fight with him in a New York bar on Sunday night (September 13th).
In a series of Twitter posts on Monday, the Keys sticksman wrote: “I’ve never met Jack White. Until last night.” He then alleges White visited to a bar Carney often frequents with friends and “tried to fight me.” Carney says, “A 40-year-old bully tried to fight the 35-year-old nerd,” then describing White as “basically Billy Corgan’s dumb-ass Zero t-shirt in human form.”
The Black Keys Rocker Patrick Carney Has Accused Jack White Of Attempting To Fight Him In A New York Bar.
The drummer alleged the former White Stripes star arrived at his local drinking spot and attempted to bully him into a brawl over their long-running feud.
White has been at odds with the Black Keys since 2012 when emails were in which he accused the band if ripping off his sound, an assertion he later repeated before apologising to the band via his website.
However, the bad blood looks set to continue, as Carney took to Twitter.com to detail the latest drama in their feud.
Continue reading: Patrick Carney Accuses Jack White Of Bar Bust-up
It's not just Johnny Depp who can get together with his mates and call something super
What do Johnny Deep and Alice Cooper have in common? The desire to create a very exciting new supergroup it would seem. Eclectic actor Depp has joined forces with rock stars Alice Copper, Joe Perry, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum to form The Hollywood Vampires - a collaboration announced at the beginning of this year that will debut with two live Los Angeles gigs in September and perform Rock in Rio in Brazil later in the same month.
Johnny Depp plans to wow audiences with his rock music skills in Hollywood Vampires
The addition of Johnny Depp as a musical accompaniment may sound strange to those who remember the Pirates of the Caribbean actor eschewing the idea of thespians crossing over to the world of music.
Jack White and Alison Mosshart - Jack White leaves Rustic Stone on South Great George's St. Upon leaving, Jack passes The Kills vocalist Alison Mosshart who was seen smoking a cigarette outside - Dublin, Ireland - Thursday 26th June 2014
Date of birth
9th July, 1975
Having never toured Canada before, in 2007 Jack and Meg White decided to finally take...
Watch the trailer for It Might Get Loud.Together the works of Jimmy Page, Jack White,...
Coffee and cigarettes. What is it about this magical combination of caffeine and cancer that's...
From the very first words of its opening voice-over, inwhich a detectable trace of Aussie...