The White Stripes Complete Lyrics is a deluxe new 300+ page hardbound book documenting all of Jack White’s original words written for the 6x Grammy Award-winning duo he and Meg White formed in 1997 through the release of their final album in 2007. The first-time-ever lyric collection also features never-before-seen and rare rough drafts, alternate lyrics, and photographs, alongside exclusive essays by Hanif Abdurraqib, Ben Blackwell, and Caroline Randall Williams.
Here’s some facts you may or may not know about the White Stripes:
- They are quite possibly the youngest band to have opened for both the Rolling Stones and the Pretty Things.
- They have won six Grammy Awards.
- They have appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, the Daily Show with John Stewart, The Late Show with David Letterman, Charlie Rose, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Detroit PBS Backstage Pass.
- They have released two films, both of which feature the words “under” and “lights” in the title.
- They are almost certainly the only band to have ever played shows with Loretta Lynn, the Stooges, Porter Wagoner, Whirlwind Heat and Sleater-Kinney.
- All six of their albums have at least one song with the word “little” in the title. They have performed in Iqaluit, Canada; Talinn, Estonia and Toledo, Ohio.
- Jack and Meg White appeared in Jim Jarmusch's film Coffee and Cigarettes.
- Several songs by the White Stripes are featured in the first season of the television series Peaky Blinders.
- The Academy Award-winning movie, The Social Network featured "Ball and Biscuit" in the opening scene.
- The band also appeared as themselves in The Simpsons episode "Jazzy and the Pussycats."
- The song "Apple Blossom" was featured in the Quentin Tarantino film The Hateful Eight.
- Wayne McGregor used music by the White Stripes for his production Chroma, a piece he created for The Royal Ballet in London, England.