Jack White Recalls Meeting Mark Lanegan at a Queens of the Stone Age Gig

2012-08-13

Story by Anne Erickson

Former White Stripes singer Jack White digs grunge frontman Mark Lanegan

Jack White of the White Stripes may be known for his garage-rock roots, but he also appreciates classic grunge. Speaking with former Guns N’ Roses bass player Duff McKagan, White dropped the tidbit that he’s actually a big fan of Mark Lanegan from Seattle grunge band Screaming Trees.

When McKagan asked White in the Seattle Weekly, Are you a fan of Mark Lanegan?, White answered, “Yeah, yeah. In fact, I met Mark Lanegan at the side of the stage at a Queens of the Stone Age [performance] a while ago. I started talking to him–I didn’t even know it was him I was talking to. I was really funny. I felt really rude and ignorant, but he has such a beautiful voice. I love that he … is working on music because he needs to and can’t help himself. That really appeals to me.”

White added that he’s also a big fan of McKagan’s work in Guns N’ Roses. “…I listened to so much of your music when I was younger, by the way, and [it was] a really big influence on me. Thank you for all of that, I appreciate it.” White’s current album, “Blunderbuss,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart earlier this year.

 




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