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The Jack White Interview

Posted by teibs On November - 11 - 2009

jackwhitemod@ZackTeibloom That Third Man Record club membership finally paid off. In a big way. Jack White jumped on the  video chat to hype the new singles from his label, Third Man Records. As he put it, “This is a paid commercial announcement from the president of  Third Man Records to his favorite people, on The Vault.” He even answered some questions and he picked three of mine. Yes, my hands are shaking.

Zack Teibloom: I heard you turned down Slash because he wanted you to sing. Who do you want to play with next?

Jack White III: “(Repeating question) I heard you turned down Slash. What do you want to play with next? Oh, who. I didn’t turn Slash down because of singing. I just dont like those compilation albums. I think they’re kind of boring.”

He then mentioned that he was more focused on what he was playing next, but didn’t elaborate.

ZT: What’s the next release from you?

JWIII: “I’m not sure when they come out. I think The Smoke Ferries 7*.”

I know The Smoke Ferries opened for The Dead Weather, but I don’t know much more about this release.

ZT: Who is writing more of the new (Dead Weather) album? You or Alison?

JWIII: “All of us. We’re all writing.”

Funny questions from other video chat users:

  • Is that really you? No.
  • Who’s your favorite philosopher? karl marx is pretty interesting

Questions I asked that he didn’t respond to:

  • Someone asked if he was producing the new stones. He made a joke about kidney stones. I made it clear and asked “Are you producing the new Rolling Stones album?” and he avoided the question.
  • There’s so much chemistry with you and Alison on stage? You ever make out? I won’t tell the wife.*
  • I just started playing guitar. Any advice on songs to start with or techniques to work on?
  • Who will you tour with next? The Dead Weather, Raconteurs or White Stripes?
  • What has inspired you most recently?
  • Please play guitar more. It melts me. I like your hair. You run fast.**

*I think he read this and smiled, but didn’t respond. OK that didn’t happen, but I just watched some tour videos where Alison blows her straw wrapper at Jack and it’s clear she annoys the shit out of him. They aren’t hooking up. They’re just good actors.

**I actually said that first part. The hair and running fast was an “It’s Always Sunny” joke.

I’mma let you finish, but that was the best surprise Jack White appearance of all time!

4 Responses

  1. Amanda Said,

    I was in there, also, and he answered three of mine, too! Be careful, though, I heard whispers of deleted accounts if we post screencaps or anything of the like anywhere on the web.

    Posted on November 11th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

  2. Raquel Said,

    but how did these questions happen? Like did you IM them at a certain time, was this on video that you sent them, wha?

    ps. i love your sense of humor

    Posted on November 11th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

  3. teibs Said,

    Oooh, thanks Amanda. good to know.

    Raquel- we could all post text in a group chat, he was on video reading the questions that interested him.

    Posted on November 11th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

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