According to the official White Stripes website, this weekend White Stripes drummer Meg White and her fiance Jackson Smith officially tied the knot as part of a double wedding staged in Jack White‘s backyard in Nashville, TN. Smith is the son of rockers Patti Smith and Fred (Sonic) Smith (MC5) and was the guitarist in the recently disbanded Detroit group Back in Spades.
The May 22nd wedding also served as a ceremony to Raconteurs and Dead Weather bassist Jack “Little Jack” Lawrence to his girlfriend Jo McCaughey.
The couples were wed by former Soledad Brothers‘ drummer, and long time White Stripes friend, Benjamin (Ben) Swank.
Congratulations to the happy couples!
FUN FACT: Ben Swank was the inspiration behind the Von Bondies song “Been Swank.”
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According to a new Music Radar interview with Jack White, it looks as though the White Stripes will soon be back together, releasing an album sometime in the near future–possibly next year.
White told Music Radar’s Joe Bosso that the Stripes had begun working on some new tunes even prior to their February 20th performance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, “We had recorded a couple of songs at the new studio,” said White. When asked when fans could expect the duo to return back to recording White responded, “I talked to [Meg] about coming by when I was done in the summer rehearsing with The Dead Weather – I won’t be done in the summer touring with them, but after the summer jaunt.”
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OMG: This just in! Two members of well-known Detroit musical families are about to combine! Miss Meg White, best known as the drummer of The White Stripes is set to marry fellow Detroit resident Jackson Smith on May 22 in Nashville, TN.
Mr. Jackson Smith is the son of rockers Patti Smith and Fred (Sonic) Smith (MC5) and
is the guitarist in the was the guitarist in the recently disbanded Detroit group Back in Spades.
According to the Detroit Free Press the couple became close with one another last summer and currently live together in Meg’s house in Detroit and were engaged several weeks ago.
Meg White playing drums with the White Stripes @ Bowery Ballroom in 2002.
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