By: Spacelab Research Staff
Hey! The Raconteurs kicked out Brendan Benson and Patrick Keeler and replaced them with the Kills hottie Alison Mosshart. Sort of. They've started a new band, because intertwined side projects are far more fun than being part of your real band. It's like friends with benefits.
They've decided to call themselves The Dead Weather, to be dark and mysterious and fit in with that Al Gore / global warming thing. They'll release an album called Horehound in June on Jack White's Third Man Records. They currently have two songs streaming from their web site.
The band consists of Alison Mosshart of The Kills, Jack Lawrence of The Raconteurs, Dean Fertita of Queens Of The Stone Age and Jack White. I think you know his band.
They recently kicked things off with a show at the Third Man Records studio in Nashville, owned by Jack White. An announcement from the label reads "Around 150 fans, family and friends attended the Third Man Records grand opening event and exchanged their letter-pressed invitations for limited edition 7" vinyl pressings of The Dead Weather's debut single "Hang You From The Heavens" (b/w a stealth cover of Gary Numan's "Are Friends Electric?"). The Dead Weather hand painted each of the 150 7" records that also included a different photo booth strip of the band members."
No word on whether Jamie Hince and the rest of The Raconteurs will form their own rival offshoot yet, but what a great tour grouping that would be.