News

Jack White regrets taking two bands on tour

Jack White regrets taking two bands on tour

TOO MANY COOKS IN THE KITCHEN:Jack White says taking two backing bands on tour was a big mistake. Photo: Associated Press

Rocker Jack White was left ruing his decision to take two backing bands on tour because the trek descended into petty squabbling about which group should perform.

The former White Stripes star hit the road in support of his 2012 debut solo album “Blunderbuss,” and he decided to experiment by employing two backing bands – one all-female, the other all-male.

White would only decide on the morning of each show which group would be performing that night, but the experimental concerts ended up causing bruised egos, especially among the ladies.

White tells Mojo magazine, “That’s where the human nature stuff comes in. Humans are competitive and they would get p**sed off. The girls would come up and say, ‘But the boys played 12 dates on the last tour and we only played 10,’ and I’d tell them I wasn’t keeping score. Someone would say, ‘But Jack, my mom and dad are in the audience tonight!’ and I’d explain that wasn’t why we were on tour.

“And they approached competition in different ways. They guys wanted to score a touchdown, but the girls would take things personally. It was certainly a lot harder to hurt the guys’ feelings.”

Latest Stories

in Music

Led Zeppelin plagiarism case to be heard in Pa.

Fresh
2012 Kennedy Center Honorees and members of the band Led Zeppelin, from left, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Robert Plant chat on the red carpet after arriving at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors Performance and Gala Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at the State Department in Washington.

Led Zeppelin have lost the first round in their plagiarism battle over mega-hit "Stairway to Heaven."

in National

Suspected Indiana serial killings could go back 20 years

Fresh
gary

A man suspected in at least seven slayings of women may have killed other people in the state as far back as 20 years, police say.

in Sports

Kings’ Voynov suspended by NHL after domestic violence arrest

Fresh
kings

Defenseman Slava Voynov was suspended indefinitely after his arrest on charges of domestic violence.