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The Dead Weather biography

Date of birth : -
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Nashville, Tennessee
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2012-03-22
Credited as : Alternative rock band, Hang You from the Heavens, Sea of Cowards

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The Dead Weather is an superband formed in 2009 by Alison Mosshart (of The Kills and Discount), Jack White (of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs), Dean Fertita (of Queens of the Stone Age) and Jack Lawrence (of The Raconteurs and The Greenhornes),The Dead Weather debuted at the opening of Third Man Records' Nashville headquarters on March 11, 2009. The band performed live for the first time at the event, immediately before releasing their debut single "Hang You from the Heavens."

The Dead Weather's debut album, Horehound, was released on July 14, 2009 in North America, and July 13 in Europe. It entered the U.S. Billboard 200 Album Charts at #6 and the UK Album Charts at #14. Three tracks from Horehound ("No Hassle Night," "Hang You from the Heavens" and "Treat Me Like Your Mother") were made available as downloadable content for the Rock Band video game series on the same day as the North American release.

Jack White co-directed a short documentary about The Dead Weather called "Full Flash Blank." It contains exclusive interviews of the band members and performances of "60 Feet Tall," "I Cut Like A Buffalo" and "Treat Me Like Your Mother." "Full Flash Blank" aired on Channel 4 straight after the showing of "Later . . . With Jools Holland" which featured The Dead Weather performing their first three singles.

Sea of Cowards was first released on May 7, 2010 in Ireland, and then released on May 10 and May 11 in the US and the UK respectively. The album peaked at number five on the Billboard 200, and was placed at number eleven on Rolling Stones thirty greatest albums of 2010 list.

The song "Rolling in on a Burning Tire" is featured on The Twilight Saga: Eclipse movie soundtrack.

The members of The Dead Weather have currently gone back to their other projects; however, Lawrence predicts that by the end of 2011, the band "will either be recording or doing some more shows. I don't think we can stop; even if someone was too busy, nothing seems like it's going to be getting in the way of this," he says. "Our other bands are still alive, obviously, but this one is right up there. It doesn't feel like a side project or anything to us. It feels like a real band. And I think it's just getting better the more we get to play."

Band members:
-Alison Mosshart - lead vocals, rhythm guitar, percussion, keyboard, synthesizer
-Jack White - drums, lead vocals, guitar
-Dean Fertita - lead guitar, organ, piano, bass, synthesizer, backing vocals
-Jack Lawrence - bass, guitar, drums, backing vocals

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