Dead Weather already recording more music

Jack White and Alison Mosshart at The Bowery Ballroom
Jack White and Alison Mosshart at The Bowery Ballroom (Image credit:

Jack White's new 'supergroup' The Dead Weather have an album call Horehound due for release on 16 June. But that isn't stopping them from recording more music.

"We still feel very much in the creative mode," guitarist Dean Fertita (whose other gig is playing in Queens Of The Stone Age) told Billboard. "We don't feel like we're ready to stop. I think we're going to try to maybe get a jump on.

"I don't know if it'll be a second record or singles to release throughout the year or stuff like that. There are a few things floating around, and there will be more soon, too."

Covers and originals

The Dead Weather recently cut covers of You Just Can't Win by Them and Outside by The Downliner Set. In addition, there are a couple of unfinished original songs from the Horehound sessions that the band might complete before they hit the road to support the album.

"Everybody's got so much stuff going on, we're just trying to fill every open spot we can" Dead Weather guitarist Dean Fertita

Fertita says tour plans for the group - which also includes The Kills' Alison Mosshart and bassist Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, The Greenhornes) - are "being formed right now." Most likely, the band will be playing by mid-June in the US and Europe.

"We know June through August we'll be doing a lot. We plan to keep going through the fall and possibly beyond. We just aren't sure. Everybody's got so much stuff going on, we're just trying to fill every open spot we can."

This past week, The Dead Weather played their first 'official' show at New York City's Bowery Ballroom. Check out the video below of the group performing Hang You From The Heavens, the first single from Horehound.

Joe Bosso

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