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Tuesday 20 February 2018

Jack White defends Meg's drumming

Jack White has defended his bandmate's drumming style
Jack White has defended his bandmate's drumming style

Jack White has hit back at critics of his White Stripes partner Meg's drumming ability.

The shy 35-year-old musician's unique technique has often attracted damning remarks from self-professed music officianados, but her ex-husband and bandmate has said her style is what makes her stand out.

Jack told The Daily Star: "She can do what those with technical prowess can't - she inspires people to bash on pots and pans. For that, they repay her with gossip and judgment - in the end she's laughing all the way to the Prada handbag store; she wins every time."

He added: "Her femininity and extreme minimalism are too much to take for some metal heads and reverse-contrarian hipsters."

The White Stripes are releasing a new live album and DVD this week called Under Great White Northern Lights, which shows the Boston band touring Canada.

The record is available on multiple formats including vinyl because Jack is passionate about trying to revive physical sales among the download generation.

Jack, who is currently working with Jay-Z, 40, said: "It's us having a plethora of film and music at our table that we decided to put in a curry and bake it at 300 degrees.

"This isn't some internet mirage, either - you can hold these things in your hands just like Grandpa did."

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