Jack White Shows off his drumming with the Dead Weather
Article via Modern Drummer
In this video, Jack White demonstrates the details of his Dead Weather drumkit within the context of the band’s 2009 debut single, “Hang You From the Heavens.” This is the first of four technique- and instrument-based videos to come from the Dead Weather, each focusing on one of the band members’ takes on a particular song from the group’s catalog. Included are tracks from the forthcoming Dead Weather album,Dodge and Burn, out September 25.
White worked directly with Ludwig to design the unique kit featured in this video, which he directed. The ten-minute clip concludes with a live band performance of “Hang You From the Heavens” featuring an alternate drum beat, highlighting the techniques White discusses earlier in the video, and showcasing the band’s inner workings during live performances.
The Dead Weather is an American rock supergroup, formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2009. Composed of Alison Mosshart (ofThe Kills and Discount), Jack White (formerly of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs), Dean Fertita (of Queens of the Stone Age) and Jack Lawrence (of The Raconteurs, The Greenhornes and City and Colour), The Dead Weather debuted at the opening of Third Man Records‘ Nashville headquarters on March 11, 2009. The band performed live for the first time at the event, immediately before releasing their debut single “Hang You from the Heavens“.
The band’s second studio album, Sea of Cowards, was released first in Ireland on May 7, 2010, then on May 10 and 11 in theUnited Kingdom and the United States, respectively. Dodge and Burn, their third studio album, is set for release in September 2015.
In July 2013, it was reported that Jack White had started writing and recording new material with The Dead Weather. Two new songs, “Open Up (That’s Enough)” and “Rough Detective” were released as a 7-inch vinyl single in December 2013 as part of Third Man Records’ Vault, a record subscription service. White also confirmed that a new album is set to be released in 2015. The album will be composed of two-song sets published up to the album’s release as well as new album-only tracks. The first single, “Open Up (That’s Enough)“, was released digitally in January 2014. “Buzzkill(er), the second single, was released in November 2014. The release date of their new LP, Dodge and Burn, will be September 25, 2015, through Third Man Records.