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John Anthony Gillis was born on 9 July 1975, in Detroit, Michigan USA, of Polish (mother) and Scottish-Canadian (father) descent. As Jack White, he best known as a popular producer and musician, and also sometimes works as an actor. Jack is most popular for being a member of the band called “The White Stripes”, and also for his activities as a solo artist. Jack is considered to be one of the best guitarists of all time and this has allowed him to work with many popular and successful musicians. During his career, Jack has been nominated for and has won many different awards. Some of them include, Academy Award, American Music Award, Grammy Award, MTV Video Music Award and others. The list could go on and on as White is a really acclaimed and talented musician.

So how rich is Jack White? Sources have estimated that Jack’s net worth is $30 million, with most of his wealth gained through his career as a musician, which turned out to be his key to fame and fortune. Appearances in different shows and movies have also added to White’s net worth, making him recognizable not only in the music industry but in the television industry as well. As Jack White still continues his career there is a high chance that his net worth will become higher.

Jack White Net Worth $30 Million

Jack was the youngest of 10 children, and started learning to play musical instruments which had belonged to his siblings when he was just a small boy. Music has always been a very important element in Jack’s life, and he was inspired when listening to such artists as “Pink Floyd”, “The Doors”, “Led Zeppelin” and others. When he was still studying in high school, Jack met his future wife, Megan White, with whom he later decided to create a band, which is now known all over the world as “The White Stripes”. Even before this band was created, Jack was a part of another band, called “Goober & the Peas”, with which he gained useful experience which later helped his own band to become successful. In 1999 they released their first studio album, called “The White Stripes”, which contributed significantly to Jack White’s net worth. Later they released five more albums, which were also successful and acclaimed.

In 2011 the band decided to break up, but they still made their way into the history of the music industry. Jack has also worked with other bands and musicians. Some of them include, “The Raconteurs”, “The Death Weather”, Loretta Lynn and others. These various projects also added considerably to White’s net worth. As mentioned, Jack is also known as a solo artist, and he has even released two albums: “Lazaretto” and “Blunderbuss”, which gained acclaim and the love of his fans.

In addition to this, Jack White has appeared in such shows and movies as “Shine a Light”, “Cold Mountain”, “American Pickers”, “The Fearless Freaks” and others. All these appearances have made Jack’s net worth grow. Jack is one of the most talented personalities in the music industry and he will probably continue creating music as a solo artist as well as a part of other projects.

While talking about his personal life, it was mentioned before that he was married to Megan White, but they divorced in 2000. In 2005 he married Karen Elson; they have two children, but finally divorced in 2013. All in all, it can be said that Jack White is a remarkable personality, whose talent is acclaimed all over the world. As Jack has a lot fans waiting for him to create something new, let’s hope that he will continue his career for a long time.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The X Factor 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Champion of Champions 2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Late Bloomer 2016 performer: "I'm Shakin"
The Edge of Seventeen 2016 writer: "Go It Alone"
Sing 2016 writer: "Love Interruption"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016 writer - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016
Formula 1: Ten Sport 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Suicide Squad 2016 writer: "Seven Nation Army"
ITV Sport: Euro 2016 2016 TV Mini-Series writer - 2 episodes
Match of the Day: Euro 2016 2016 TV Mini-Series writer - 2 episodes
The Voice 2012-2016 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Women's Football Show 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
FA Youth Cup 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ladbrokes Players Championship 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
888.com World Grand Prix 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Muppets. TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Final Score 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Hateful Eight 2015 writer: "Apple Blossom"
International Test Series 2015 2015 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
BBC Super League Show 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Super League on Sky Sports 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Friday Night Football 2015 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Becks letzter Sommer 2015 writer: "Seven Nation Army"
The Vampire Diaries 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fantasia: Music Evolved 2014 Video Game writer: "Seven Nation Army"
The Blacklist 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
6 Music Live at Maida Vale 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Daily Ukulele 2013 TV Series short writer - 1 episode
Rude Tube 2009-2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Peaky Blinders TV Series writer - 5 episodes, 2013 performer - 2 episodes, 2013
2 Guns 2013 performer: "Two Against One"
The Heat 2013/I performer: "Sixteen Saltines" / writer: "Sixteen Saltines"
The Lone Ranger 2013 arranger: "Beautiful Dreamer", "The Girl In The Flying Trapeze" / producer: "Red's Theater of the Absurd", "Beautiful Dreamer", "The Girl In The Flying Trapeze" / writer: "Red's Theater of the Absurd"
The Great Gatsby 2013 performer: "Love Is Blindness" / producer: "Love Is Blindness"
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Show Jana Krause 2013 TV Series music - 1 episode
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2013 TV Special performer: "Love Interruption", "Freedom at 21" / writer: "Love Interruption", "Freedom at 21"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012-2013 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Mama 2013/I performer: "Missing Pieces"
Conan 2011-2012 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Hawaii Five-0 TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Impractical Jokers 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rage TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Sassy Pants 2012 performer: "Don't Think Twice" / writer: "Don't Think Twice"
Parenthood 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations 2012 TV Series documentary producer - 1 episode
Silver Linings Playbook 2012 writer: "Hello Operator", "Fell In Love With A Girl"
Girl Most Likely 2012 writer: "Effect and Cause"
Premium Rush 2012 writer: "Salute Your Solution" - as Jack White, III
The Campaign 2012 writer: "Salute Your Solution"
ParaNorman 2012 writer: "Little Ghost"
So You Think You Can Dance TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Dancing with the Stars 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Later... With Jools Holland TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2012
Burn 2012/I Documentary writer: "Icky Thump"
Saturday Night Live TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2012
Wanderlust 2012 writer: "Old Enough" - as Jack White III
ACAB - All Cops Are Bastards 2012 writer: "Seven Nation Army" - as J. White
Kirstie's Handmade Britain 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pastor Mike Online 2011 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Footloose 2011 writer: "Catch Hell Blues"
So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Crazy, Stupid, Love. 2011 writer: "I Can't Hear You"
Conan O'Brien Can't Stop 2011 Documentary writer: "Seven Nation Army"
Late Show with David Letterman TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Green Hornet 2011 writer: "Red Death At 6:14", "Blue Orchid" - as Jack White, III
P.O.V. 2011 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Elvira's Movie Macabre 2010 TV Series producer: "What Can I Do?"
The Social Network 2010 writer: "Ball And Biscuit" - as Jack White III
Sisko tahtoisin jäädä 2010 writer: "Broken Boy Soldiers"
The Other Guys 2010 writer: "Icky Thump" - as Jack White III
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 2010 writer: "Rolling in on a Burning Tire"
A Girls Night Out 2009 Short music: "Ball and Biscuit"
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Zombieland 2009 writer: "Salute Your Solution" - as Jack White, III
The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights 2009 Documentary writer: "The Union Forever"
Guitar Hero 5 2009 Video Game writer: "Blue Orchid"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie writer: "Seven Nation Army"
Yes Man 2008 writer: "Old Enough"
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2 2008 Video Game writer: "Seven Nation Army"
Quantum of Solace 2008 lyrics: "Another Way to Die" / music: "Another Way to Die" / performer: "Another Way to Die"
It Might Get Loud 2008 Documentary performer: "Cokey Bottle Blues", "Sitting on Top of the World", "Round Up the Cows Blues", "I Will Follow", "Untitled Slide Blues Riffs", "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground", "Fly Farm Blues", "In My Time of Dying", "The Weight" / writer: "Cokey Bottle Blues", "Blue Orchid", "Apple Blossom", "Hotel Yorba", "Blue Veins", "Broken Boy Soldier", "Hello Operator", "Round Up the Cows Blues", "Do", "Icky Thump", "Apple of My Eye", "Fell in Love with a Girl", "Untitled Slide Blues Riffs", "St
Skins 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shine a Light 2008 Documentary performer: "Loving Cup"
Life 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
House M.D. 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Skate. 2007 Video Game writer: "Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine"
Damages 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Full of It 2007 writer: "Go It Alone"
Psych 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Austin City Limits 2006 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Clatterford 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
School for Scoundrels 2006 writer: "Blue Orchid"
The Simpsons 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Real Hustle 2006 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
SingStar Rocks! 2006 Video Game writer: "Blue Orchid"
The Science of Sleep 2006 writer: "Instinct Blues" - as Jack White III
Ha-Shminiya 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Om Gud vill 2006 lyrics: "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" / music: "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground"
Coachella 2006 Video documentary writer: "Hotel Yorba"
The White Stripes: The Denial Twist 2005 Short producer: "The Denial Twist" / writer: "The Denial Twist"
White Stripes: Under Blackpool Lights 2004 Video documentary writer: "When I Hear My Name", "Black Math", "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground", "I Think I Smell a Rat", "Astro", "Hotel Yorba", "Do", "The Hardest Button to Button", "Truth Doesn't Make a Noise", "The Big Three Killed My Baby", "Wasting My Time", "You're Pretty Good Looking for a Girl", "Hello Operator", "Apple Blossom", "Ball and Biscuit", "Let's Shake Hands", "I Fought Piranhas/Let's Build a Home", "Seven Nation Army"
Min f.d. familj TV Mini-Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2004 music - 1 episode, 2004
Napoleon Dynamite 2004 writer: "We're Going to be Friends"
Cold Mountain 2003 arranger: "Christmas Time will Soon be Over" / lyrics: "Christmas Time will Soon be Over" / performer: "Christmas Time will Soon be Over", "Wayfaring Stranger", "Great High Mountain"
The Work of Director Michel Gondry 2003 Video writer: "Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground", "The Hardest Button to Button"
The Hot Chick 2002 writer: "You're Pretty Good Looking"
Tatort 1985 TV Series producer - 1 episode
The Magic of David Copperfield VII: Familiares 1985 TV Special producer: "Breaking Out"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Muppets. 2016 TV Series Jack White
Bridge School News 2013 TV Series
Jack White: I'm Shakin' 2012 Video short
Elvira's Movie Macabre 2011 TV Series Drummer
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007 Elvis Presley
Mutant Swinger from Mars 2003 Video Mikey
Cold Mountain 2003 Georgia
Coffee and Cigarettes 2003 Jack (segment "Jack Shows Meg His Tesla Coil")
The Rosary Murders 1987 Altar Boy (uncredited)

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chroma 2011 Short
The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights 2009 Documentary
The White Stripes: The Denial Twist 2005 Short
White Stripes: Under Blackpool Lights 2004 Video documentary

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Epic: The Big Bang 2016 Documentary executive producer post-production
The American Epic Sessions 2017 Documentary executive producer
The Big Bang 2017 Documentary executive producer
Out of the Many, the One 2015 Documentary executive producer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Maya & Marty 2016 TV Series composer - 1 episode

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
White Stripes: Under Blackpool Lights 2004 Video documentary sound mixer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soy Nero 2016 special thanks
The Vanishing Point 2011 Short special thanks
Elvira's Movie Macabre 2010 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jack White: Unstaged 2012 Video Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 2006-2012 TV Series Himself / Himself (Interview) / Himself - Interview
The Colbert Report 2011-2012 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest / Musical Guest
Die Harald Schmidt Show 2012 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 2012 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
American Pickers 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Conan O'Brien Can't Stop 2011 Documentary Himself
CMT Insider 2009-2011 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2002-2011 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Support
45 Min 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song: In Performance at the White House - Paul McCartney 2010 TV Special documentary
Stones in Exile 2010 Documentary Himself
The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights 2009 Documentary
It Came from Detroit 2009 Documentary Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Himself
Quantum of Solace: The Music 2009 Video short Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2003-2009 TV Series Himself
Quantum of Solace: Royal World Premiere Special 2008 TV Movie Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself
It Might Get Loud 2008 Documentary Himself
Shine a Light 2008 Documentary Himself (as Jack White III)
Backstage Pass 2007 TV Series Himself
Absolute Garbage 2007 Video Himself
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Days That Shaped Country Music 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Greatest Albums 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Simpsons 2006 TV Series Himself
Rockfeedback TV 2006 TV Series Himself
House Band 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
Two Headed Cow 2006 Documentary Himself
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The Fearless Freaks 2005 Documentary Himself
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Performer
60 Minutes Wednesday 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The White Stripes: The Denial Twist 2005 Short Himself
White Stripes: Under Blackpool Lights 2004 Video documentary Himself
I've Been Twelve Forever 2004 Video documentary Himself (as The White Stripes)
Climbing 'Cold Mountain' 2004 Video documentary Himself
Today 2004 TV Series Himself - Performer
MTV Backstage at the Grammys 2004 2004 TV Special Himself (as The White Stripes)
Rock 'n' Roll Myths 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Words and Music of 'Cold Mountain' 2003 TV Movie Himself
A Journey to 'Cold Mountain' 2003 TV Short documentary Himself
MTV Europe Music Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself - Performer (as The White Stripes)
The Work of Director Michel Gondry 2003 Video Himself (segments "Dead Leaves & the Dirty Ground" - "The Hardest Button to Button" and "I've Been Twelve Forever") (as The White Stripes)
The White Stripes: Candy Coloured Blues 2003 Documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2002 2002 TV Special Himself (as The White Stripes)
Biography 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
American Epic: The Big Bang 2016 Documentary post-production
Born in Chicago 2013 Documentary post-production Himself
The American Epic Sessions 2017 Documentary Himself
The Big Bang 2017 Documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2016 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself / Himself - Guest
Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
American Masters 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
CBS This Morning 2016 TV Series Himself
The Nation's Favourite Bond Song 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
Out of the Many, the One 2015 Documentary Himself
American Epic 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special 2015 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Big Interview with Dan Rather 2014 TV Series Himself
Farm Aid 2014 2014 TV Movie Himself
Conan 2010-2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest / Musical Guest / ...
2014 MTV Movie Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Cameo #49
Charlie Rose 1996-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
CMT Crossroads 2013 TV Series Himself
O Music Awards 4: 24 Hour Live Online Special 2013 TV Special Himself
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Performer / Nominee
Austin City Limits 2013 TV Series documentary Himself - Musical guest
Portlandia 2012 TV Series Himself
The Joy of the Single 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Source 2012 Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend 2012 2012 TV Movie Himself
Tracks 2012 TV Series documentary Himself - Interview

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Non mais t'as vu ce que t'écoutes 2011 TV Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Himself - White Stripes / Himself - Accused
CD:UK 2006 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: The Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog 2004 Video Himself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rock Performance For the song "Lazaretto."
2008 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Song Quantum of Solace (2008)
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Country Collaboration with Vocals · Loretta Lynn
2004 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rock Song For the song "Seven Nation Army."

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Art Direction · Jeff Peterson
2015 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rock Song For the song "Lazaretto."
2015 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Alternative Music Album For the album "Lazaretto."
2014 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Visual Effects · Jonas Euvremer
· François Rousselet
2014 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rock Performance For the song "I'm Shakin'."
2014 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Short Form Music Video Jack White: I'm Shakin' (2012) · Dori Oskowitz (Video Director)
· Raquel Castello (Video Producer)
2013 Grammy Grammy Awards Album of the Year · Vance Powell (Engineer/Mixer)
· Bob Ludwig (Mastering Engineer)
2013 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rock Song For the song "Freedom At 21."
2013 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rock Album For the album "Blunderbuss."
2012 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Rock Video For the video "Sixteen Saltines."
2009 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Song from a Soundtrack Quantum of Solace (2008) · Alicia Keys
2009 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Song Quantum of Solace (2008) · Alicia Keys
2008 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rock Song For the song "Icky Thump."
2008 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Song Quantum of Solace (2008)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Key Art Award Key Art Awards Best Audio/Visual Technique The Great Gatsby (2013) · Jay Z (performed by)
· Kanye West (performed by)


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#Fact
1 His maternal grandparents were Polish. His father had Scottish-Canadian ancestry.
2 Studio album "Icky Thump" was released. [June 2007]
3 As one of an ensemble of musicians who paid homage to honoree Paul McCartney on the occasion of his "Gershwin Prize for Popular Song", White performed McCartney's classic ballad "Mother Nature's Son" at the White House (June 2, 2010). The festive ceremonies were presided over by President Barack Obama, no stranger to the music of The Beatles.
4 Jack and his wife, Karen Elson, became the parents of their second child, a boy named Henry Lee Gillis, on August 7, 2007.
5 Meg White was one of the bridesmaids at his wedding to Karen Elson.
6 Met wife Karen Elson on the set of The White Stripes music video "Blue Orchid".
7 He married Karen Elson a month after they met.
8 He wanted to become a priest prior to be a musician.
9 Daughter, Scarlett Teresa White, born 2 May 2006 in Tennessee. Scarlett has Jack's legal last name, which has been White since his marriage to Meg White.
10 Has a side project titled The Raconteurs with friends. The band consist of Jack Lawrence, Brendon Benson, Jack White and Patrick Keeler.
11 Explains that the band is based around the number 3, and even calls himself Three Quid when in the UK.
12 2003 Grammy winner - songwriter - Best Rock Song - "Seven Nation Army" - The White Stripes.
13 2003 Grammy Winner as The White Stripes - Best Alternative Music Album - "Elephant".
14 He and wife, Karen Elson, a model for Prada and Banana Republic, were married in a canoe in the Amazon River in Brazil.
15 His relationship with Renée Zellweger (they met during the filming of Cold Mountain (2003)) ended over the Christmas holidays in 2004.
16 Produced Loretta Lynn's 2004 album "Van Lear Rose". He also played guitar on the album and duets with Loretta on the track "Portland Oregon."
17 Often refers to ex-wife and band mate, Meg White, as his sister. It was revealed this was untrue when their marriage and divorce certificates were posted onto the Internet.
18 Likes to collect ancient human bones and taxidermic objects.
19 In mid-2003, after filming Cold Mountain (2003), he was involved in a car accident along with passenger and co-star Renée Zellweger. Renee was unhurt, but White wound up with a broken finger which coincidentally postponed his The White Stripes tour.
20 Most recently, The White Stripes released the album "Icky Thump".

#Quote
1 We live in an age where everyone wants a heartfelt story from the singer - where 'I' means him - and I never saw it that way. It's as ridiculous as saying Michael Corleone is Francis Ford Coppola. People have become too obsessed with the idea that all songs should be written from the heart. I find that complete strangers have no right to be part of my private life. I would never give that to them.
2 Some people remaster their records six, seven times, remix it three, four times, spend a million hours, then they always go back and hear a demo of it and they'll say, 'Aw that sounds so much better than the final mix.'
3 The Guinness book is a very elitist organization. There's nothing scientific about what they do. They just have an office full of people who decide what is a record and what isn't.
4 We were like a white family from the 1920s or something. My parents had this bizarre, different way of looking at things from the people that surrounded us. I went to an all-Mexican grade school and an all-black high school, and not many people in those places liked the same stuff as me.
5 Well, as a songwriter, it's really dangerous to use the word love in a song. It's a word that has been used in songs so many millions of times before, and it's the most popular topic to ever write about.
6 For new bands, I think a major label is the safest place to be. Independent labels are the ones getting away with murder. A lot of them are hobbyists who rip-off young bands, taking advantage of people who would never get signed to a major.
7 I came up from growing up with a lot of Catholic guilt, a lot of punk rock, hipster guilt in the later years where I think people have thrown a lot of things on me. Where I always felt like I'm not supposed to tell the horn section what to play or I don't want to come off egotistical.
8 I have so much music inside me I'm just trying to stay afloat. I don't tend to write for a particular band - you have to just write the songs and then let God into the room and let the music tell you what to do.
9 If you want to put out a million CDs and sell them and get them played on the radio, and even videos, or whatever, if that still exists, that kind of muscle can only come from a label like Columbia.
10 People aren't buying records like they used to, so it's nice to try to figure out a way to make them do it. I would enjoy the same thing to own an old movie house, to try to trick people to come in - like having 3-D or Smell-o-Vision or Vibra-Vision or something. Mcguffins to get people interested.
11 My mother was 45 when she had me, so when I was in high school my parents were the same age as my friends' grandparents.
12 My mother's the youngest of 10 children too, so we have sort of a special bond in that we know what that feels like. It's a strange spot to be in.
13 The fact that we elected Obama was a sign that the black struggle inherent in the blues and so much of the music I have loved can triumph.
14 The way I like to start a new project is to take a cover song and make a stab at it, ideally one that has nothing to do with the people in the room.
15 I think you can't really escape any kind of spiritual education as a child, whether it's New Age or Judaism or Buddhism or whatever it is. You can't escape it, even if you completely disagree with it, you still have it as a foundation that you base things off of.
16 I won't join another band again.
17 I think it takes a lot of trickery to keep up with the media and its perception of you. I don't know if I have it in me most of the time to care. The music is made first, and the interviews or photos to keep it alive come later as a necessary evil, I suppose.
18 I certainly wouldn't want a song that I'd already written to be used on a commercial. That seems strange.
19 I didn't really even think of recording under my own name for a long time. I thought, 'I've got the rest of my life to do that.'
20 I've always loved the word blunderbuss. I've always thought that it was a beautiful word and that it could mean several different things.
21 I think the sensitivity that you need to create certain things sometimes would spill over into things that shouldn't have bothered me.
22 It is a myth that art has to be sold. It is not like stocking a grocery store where people fill a pushcart. Art is a product that has no apparent need. The salesperson builds the need in the mind of the buyer.
23 I grew up in the 90s in the time of grunge when if you didn't go on stage in jeans and a T shirt you weren't 'real.' That seemed ridiculous to me.
24 There aren't that many things left that haven't already been done, especially with music. I'm interested in ideas that can shake us all up.
25 An auctioneer is such a uniquely American thing. I keep thinking in my head, perhaps it's not as American as I think, but it feels so Southern. It feels so American. Like, hundreds of years of American tradition is involved in it.
26 I would never purposely sing a song about someone I love, I wouldn't want to embarrass them. But for someone I don't like... I would definitely do that.
27 There's Catholic guilt about things, then there's the guilt of being the youngest of 10, so when nice things happen to you, you're not really allowed to enjoy them.
28 That's what happens nowadays with people working on computers. They can so easily fix things with their mouse and take out all the, 'Oh, somebody coughed in the background; we need to take that out' - or somebody hit a bad note. Those are all the best moments.
29 If you have twenty guys in the room and you just bring in one girl, you change the entire mood and everyone plays different.
30 I wanted to be able to talk with people who have trade jobs and make records with them. I want to do more records with carpenters, electricians, people who specialize in even more bizarre trades that are off the beaten path.
31 When you put something out there into the world, there's all these words you don't want to hear, that you hope people don't say. I don't like anything that starts with 're' - like retro, reinvent, recreate - I hate that. It's always like living in the past - copying, emulating.
32 I just think old old movies, they make you concentrate and pay attention so much more. They feel so warm. A lot of modern digital videotape, it's just too bright. Don't know why, it's not warm.
33 Nowadays, everybody assumes, when they wake up in the morning, if they have a question, it will get answered. Because they have the internet. No matter what the question is, someone will answer their question.
34 The auctioneer is talking for both people, and that's the big revelation about, 'Oh, that's what they're doing.' They're just doing it very fast, so you could kind of miss on that. He's speaking for you, because people in the crowd don't have a voice, so that's what really makes it compelling.
35 I was in a Montessori school. There was a drum circle with all the kids passing around a little bongo drum. I was the last person in the circle, and when it got to me I played 'Shave and a Haircut, Two Bits' - in front of all the parents. Blew the crowd away at five years old.
36 I've always felt it's ridiculous to say, of any of the females in my life: You're my friend, you're my wife, you're my girlfriend, you're my co-worker. This is your box, and you're not allowed to stray outside of it.
37 I'd make a White Stripes record right now. I'd be in the White Stripes for the rest of my life. That band is the most challenging, important, fulfilling thing ever to happen to me. I wish it was still here. It's something I really, really miss.
38 We have a secret project at Third Man where we want to have the first vinyl record played in outer space. We want to launch a balloon that carries a vinyl record player.
39 With the White Stripes we were trying to trick people into not realizing we were playing the blues. We did not want to come off like white kids trying to play black music from 100 years ago so a great way to distract them was by dressing in red, white and black.
40 I know that's blasphemous when you are from Detroit, but I was never a fan of Motown stuff. I don't care for the production much.
41 I dabbled in things like Howlin' Wolf, Cream and Led Zeppelin, but when I heard Son House and Robert Johnson, it blew my mind. It was something I'd been missing my whole life. That music made me discard everything else and just get down to the soul and honesty of the blues.
42 I keep guitars that are, you know, the neck's a little bit bent and it's a little bit out of tune. I want to work and battle it and conquer it and make it express whatever attitude I have at that moment. I want it to be a struggle.
43 A lot of people in the media, and some everyday people, really aren't in search of the truth. They're in search of something worse than that. Money, yeah. I think the media's the kind of a thing where the truth doesn't win, because it's no fun. The truth's no fun.
44 I want to be part of the resurgence of things that are tangible, beautiful and soulful, rather than just give in to the digital age. But when I talk to people about this they just say, 'Yeah, I know what you mean,' and stare at their mobiles.
45 I really don't like to take the easy way out, if I can help it, on anything I do, I like to really make it a challenge. I don't know how to create by taking the easy routes. I've tried, you know, I've tried to let myself, but I always struggle to compensate.
46 This generation is so dead. You ask a kid, 'What are you doing this Saturday?' and they'll be playing video games or watching cable, instead of building model cars or airplanes or doing something creative. Kids today never say, 'Man, I'm really into remote-controlled steamboats.'
47 Vinyl is the real deal. I've always felt like, until you buy the vinyl record, you don't really own the album. And it's not just me or a little pet thing or some kind of retro romantic thing from the past. It is still alive.
48 I think that sometimes love gets in the way of itself - you know, love interrupts itself. We want things so much that we sabotage them.
49 I consider music to be storytelling, melody and rhythm. A lot of hip-hop has broken music down. There are no instruments and no songwriting. So you're left with just storytelling and rhythm. And the storytelling can be so braggadocious, you're just left with rhythm.
50 Playing drums feels like coming home for me. Even during the White Stripes I thought: 'I'll do this for now, but I'm really a drummer.' That's what I'll put on my passport application.
51 [on growing up in Detroit] I think you learn how to walk down the street in a certain way. I think you just learn to have a way about yourself, a style of walking down the street, that keeps people away from you.
52 No matter how much I try to write a song about characters and the interactions they're having, no matter what I do, I can never make it not come from my own experiences. As an artist you're a victim of your environment. I'd like to make up a scenario, but my writing ends up having a lot to do with with things I've felt and observed.
53 Younger musicians might look at someone who's quote-unquote "made it," and think well, that's it, they won the lottery now they can do whatever they want, and that means go to the Bahamas and just party all the time. But my opinion has always been if you call yourself an artist, you have a responsibility to that liberty that you've given yourself. You don't have a day job where you work 9 to 5 at a factory because your an artist? Well, okay, well then you better make some art. That doesn't mean you can sit around all day and do nothing. That's the way I treat myself, and those are the artists I respect who do that. And it doesn't have anything to do with being a workaholic or anything like that; it's about creating all the time, because that's what you can't help but do.
54 Vinyl is the only thing that's rising because I think it's the only thing that the real music lovers are attaching themselves to-because it's a tangible format that has lasted this long for a reason, because it still sounds the best, it still feels the best. There's an inherent romance to it. When you see the disc moving around, you feel connected, you got up and put the needle down, you feel connected. Just like in a movie theater when they turn the lights down and the movie comes up you feel reverential toward it. When it's digital and you can fast-forward and skip it with a mouse and click it off, you're not reverential toward the music. You're the one is control and you're pushing it around. You can imagine if you're in a movie theater and you could fast forward the movie, it would be a disaster. That's what vinyl is to music. ... All the music lovers know it, all the musicians know it, we've all been saying that no one wants it to be invisible and digital. It's great to have a portable song that you can listen to in your car, that's great, but when it comes down to it, we want to be reverential toward the art form, and the music business is in a giant mess right now, because of technology. And that's the only reason. If the technology hadn't changed we wouldn't be in the mess we're in. ... If you tell someone about a band, if they can't go on YouTube and listen to the band, they get disinterested and they'll move onto something else. You used to go travel around. I used to go really far, to another record store like 45 minutes away because they had the record that the other store didn't . You'd get up out of your seat and do something for real. That's what this truck is about: it's about people coming here and experiencing something for real. There's a novelty aspect to it, but the best part of it is that people are coming here with their physical bodies and they're talking about music together and what bands they like and what records Third Man is putting out that they've got, and we have Third Man playing onstage. There's nothing going on here in the virtual world, this is all real. That's the thing about coming to a festival, people really want to experience music.

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1 Long Black Hair
2 JB Hutto Montgomery Airline guitar
3 The colours white, red and black are the trademark colours of his band The White Stripes.
4 Frequently photographed wearing the color red
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