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Jack White

Jack White


Famous as :


Birth Name :

John Anthony Gillis

Birth Date :

July 09, 1975

Birth Place :

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Spouse :

Meg White (drummer, 21-Sep-96 - 24-Mar-00), Karen Elson (model, 1-Jun-05 - 26-Nov-13)

Claim to fame :

Lead vocalist of The White Stripes


Jack White was born John Anthony Gillis on July 9, 1975. The son of Teresa and Gorman Gillis is the youngest of ten children who were raised Catholic in the tough neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan. His mother, who was also the youngest child of ten, was 45 when she had him. "So when I was in high school my parents were the same age as my friends' grandparents," he said in an interview.

White started playing music at the age of six when he learned how to play the drum. He listened to Jimi Hendrix and The Who in his teen years, sharing his taste with childhood friend Dominic Suchyta. Together they recorded cover songs and formed a band with White's brother Eddie. Another friend Brian Muldoon introduced him to punk music. As a duo with White in the guitar, they recorded an album and called themselves The Upholsterers.

Latest News

Jack White Defends Jay-Z's Tidal: 'Don't Devalue Musicians, Man'

May 21, 2015 02:55:21 GMT

Amid continuous backlash surrounding Tidal, has come to the defense of the -owned music streaming service. The former frontman took to the website of his label Third Man Records on Wednesday, May 20 to answer several questions submitted by fans about the service.

Jack White to Play Surprise Acoustic Concerts Before Taking 'Long' Break From Live Shows

April 15, 2015 03:57:52 GMT

After spending months on the road in support of his newest album "", feels the need to have some rest. The musician announced in a statement released on Tuesday, April 14, that he's "taking a break from performing live for a long period of time."

Jack White Releases Statement About Leaked Rider, Says Guacamole Recipe Is 'Inside Joke'

February 16, 2015 09:28:35 GMT

wants everyone to stop talking about his tour rider that leaked earlier this month along with his contract to perform at the University of Oklahoma. The former frontman of has released a lengthy open letter in which he blasted media for still reporting the requests listed on the rider.

Jack White's Management Denies Blacklisting Oklahoma University for Leaking Contract

February 07, 2015 05:02:27 GMT

Earlier reports suggest that 's booking agency William Morris Endeavor Entertainment has banned the musician and its other artists to perform at University of Oklahoma after his contract to play there was recently published by the school's newspaper. Also published by the students-run paper is his tour rider which includes a detailed Guacamole recipe.

Drake, AC/DC, Jack White to Headline Coachella 2015

January 06, 2015 21:02:39 GMT

Headliners for the upcoming Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Southern California are revealed. , , and are billed for the main stage this year. The event will kick off April 10 and run two weekends until April 19.

Jack White's Keyboardist, Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens, Found Dead in Mexico

October 15, 2014 04:03:35 GMT

Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, keyboardist for 's tour band, was found dead in his room in Mexico hotel on Tuesday morning, October 14 after playing a gig with Jack in the previous night, TMZ reported. Jack's record label, Third Man Records, confirmed the sad news in a statement posted on their website.

Jack White Blasts Foo Fighters and Rolling Stone Site During Concert in Boston

September 19, 2014 03:23:19 GMT

pulled a when he played a show in Boston on Wednesday, September 17. The former member of halted his concert at Fenway Park and criticized fellow rockers and Rolling Stone site in an 8-minute rant.

Jack White Wears Suit, Hangs Out at a Bar in Creepy 'Would You Fight for My Love?' Video

September 13, 2014 05:02:35 GMT

has premiered the official music video for his "Would You Fight for My Love?". Hitting Vevo on Friday, September 12, the blue-hued clip shows the rocker donning a dapper suit and sporting a new haircut as he hangs out alone at a bar.

Jack White Joins Beck Onstage at Providence Gig

July 28, 2014 08:49:41 GMT

supported during a gig at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Rhode Island on Saturday night, July 26. Introduced as "best bartender in the world," the rocker made an appearance onstage, joining his pal for final songs "Pay No Mind" and "Loser".

Jack White's 'Lazaretto' Debuts Atop Billboard 200, Sets Vinyl Album Record

June 19, 2014 01:48:58 GMT

's newest album, "", has made its way out to No. 1 on this week's Billboard 200. Nielsen SoundScan reports that the singer's second solo effort, which becomes the only new album to land within the chart's top 10, sells 138,000.

Artist of the Week: Jack White

June 09, 2014 06:39:00 GMT

, who has made music as a member of , and throughout his career, scored his first No. 1 album on Billboard 200 with his first solo album, 2012's "". Now he plans to repeat the success with his sophomore solo set which is scheduled to come out on June 10.

Jack White Clarifies Negative Comments About Black Keys, Adele and Other Stars

June 01, 2014 19:29:46 GMT

clarified his comments in Rolling Stone magazine about , , , and other musicians. Since what his said was perceived as negative comments, the former member of issued a new statement insisting that he never meant to insult any of those artists.

Jack White Announces Solo Album, Debuts New Track

April 02, 2014 02:16:36 GMT

Former frontmant of , , has announced that he's releasing a new solo album. The follow-up to 2012's "" is set to be titled "" and it will be released on June 10 through his Third Man Records label.

Jack White Almost Completes New Album

January 06, 2014 08:30:19 GMT

may release a new album this year. In a recent chat with fans on the message board of his label Third Man Records, the former frontman of revealed, "I'm producing two albums this month, and finishing them. One of them is mine."

Jack White Finalized Divorced From Karen Elson

December 14, 2013 00:33:21 GMT

is legally on the single market. The former member has finalized his divorce from on November 26 and got a Nashville judge to sign the documents.

Jack White, Marcus Mumford and More Join 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Benefit Concert

August 20, 2013 06:50:36 GMT

"" writers/directors Joel and Ethan Coen, music producer T Bone Burnett and producer Scott Rudin are producing a concert inspired by their new film. , Marcus Mumford, Joan Baez, and are among big names who will headline the event.

Jack White Slams Black Keys' Dan Auerbach in E-mails to Ex-Wife Karen Elson

August 03, 2013 05:43:18 GMT

When musician 's ex-wife submitted a bunch of e-mails in court during their divorce proceedings, she did so with the intent to support her claims that her now estranged husband is a threat to her security. Turns out those correspondences will expose the former member's disdain for fellow musician Dan Auerbach of .

Jack White Slapped With Restraining Order Against Ex-Wife Karen Elson

August 02, 2013 03:28:49 GMT

's former wife, , has filed restraining order against the rocker citing harassment and bullying. She says her former husband has a violent temper, claiming he contacted her camp "in an inappropriate and aggressive manner" and made derogatory remarks about her.

Joe Jonas and Jack White Among Winners at 2013 O Music Awards

June 21, 2013 09:17:57 GMT

and are among the winners at O Music Awards that wrapped up on Thursday night, June 20. The 23-year-old member of took home an award as his Instagram page won the voters' hearts. "I don't think anyone has ever won an award for being on Instagram before, so it's cool to be the first one," Joe said of the achievement.

CBS Denies Airing F-Bomb During Jack White's Grammy Performance

February 11, 2013 08:32:46 GMT

Another live TV show might enrage the Parents Television Council (PTC). After the TV watchdog group blasted CBS for airing profanity during its Super Bowl XLVII telecast, the Eye allegedly aired an f-bomb during the live broadcast of 2013 Grammy Awards.

Photos: Sandra Bullock's First Wax Figure Displayed in Las Vegas

January 25, 2013 07:06:25 GMT

has a "twin sister," not in her real life but in Madame Tussauds museum in Las Vegas. The 48-year-old actress has just got her first ever wax figure displayed in the Venetian Resort and Casino, joining some other famous stars whose figures are exhibited in the famed museum.

The Lumineers, Jack White and More Added to 2013 Grammys Lineup

January 25, 2013 06:37:51 GMT

Grammy nominees , and are all set to perform onstage at this year's Grammy Awards ceremony on February 10 in Los Angeles. They join previously-revealed musical acts , , , and , announced by the Recording Academy two weeks ago.

Jack White Replaced by Hans Zimmer in 'Lone Ranger'

December 15, 2012 17:24:20 GMT

Scheduling conflicts have forced to quit "". The blues rocker is no longer composing for the -starring Disney film and has been replaced by film composer Hans Zimmer.

Jack White Clarifies 'Artifice' Comments About Lady GaGa

December 06, 2012 08:52:13 GMT

Before things escalate and fans of call out for blood, musician took the liberty to clarify his previous comments about the Mother Monster's music. He said that he was misquoted and denied that he ever meant to insult the eccentric pop diva. In a recent interview with Esquire U.K., White was quoted as saying, "I don't think she (Lady GaGa) lives it, because it's all artifice. It's all image with no meaning behind it. You can't sink your teeth into it. It's a sound bite. It's very of this age, because that's what people want."

Jack White Calls Lady GaGa and Her Music 'Artifice'

December 05, 2012 17:54:11 GMT

made it clear that he is not a fan of . The rocker said in a new interview with Esquire that the Mother Monster is "all artifice" with no meaning in her music.

Jack White Has Band Battle Against Himself in 'I'm Shakin' ' Video

October 11, 2012 07:57:20 GMT

battles himself in a music video for his new song "I'm Shakin' ". The simple clip is dominated by black and blue colors, instead of Jack's previous red and white trademark. In it, the former frontman is seen appearing in two versions, the black one and the baby-blue one.

Outraged Fans React Harshly After Jack White Cut Short His Radio City Show

October 01, 2012 07:31:15 GMT

Concertgoers who were left disappointed after cut short his performance at Radio City Music Hall over the weekend have reacted harshly on Twitterverse. Many fans took to the micro-blogging site to express their anger over White's decision to leave the Saturday, September 29 show in New York without any explanation.

Video Premiere: Jack White's 'Freedom at 21'

July 17, 2012 04:56:22 GMT

Eccentric rocker has pulled the covers off his new music video for song "Freedom at 21". The track is the third single from his solo debut album, "", which was released on April 23, 2012 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Artist of the Week: Jack White

May 07, 2012 06:13:24 GMT

A year after broke up, came back stronger than ever. The former lead singer of the disbanded rock band debuted high at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200 with his first solo studio album "", marking his first-ever chart topper.

Kim Kardashian Explains About Creepy Girl Seen in Her Instagram Photo

May 03, 2012 09:07:43 GMT

is laughing at talks about a possible appearance of a ghost in her Instagram photo. Just hours after she posted a photo of herself sitting behind the wheel of 's new car, the "" took to her Twitter to assure her followers there's no ghost behind her in the image.

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