Jack White and the Peacocks performing at Sunday's
Even though his number one selling record Blunderbuss may have struck out (three times no less) at this past Sunday’s Grammy Awards, Jack White is already working on material for his next record – what else would you expect from one of the most prolific artists of this era?
In a recent sit down with Rolling Stone, White says “I’ve got about 20 to 25 tracks I’m working on right now – a lot of songs. It’s a good time for writing for me.”
Funny to think that not too long ago, many believed that once the White Stripes were done, so would he. Far from it, as it turns out.
White revealed that he has been recording new material with the Buzzards and the Peacocks, his separate male and female bands, respectively, which he worked with on Blunderbuss.
"Everybody involved was inspired," he says of working with the bands. "Nobody had really done that before, and it was scary in a way. I wanted to keep that going on this one. I just want to write and bring the Buzzards and Peacocks in and work on some things and work on the things with no intention of what it's going to be. No competition between the bands – just keep writing and recording until I decide what it's going to be."
As for when fans can expect to hear the album, "I don't know if it'll come out this year or not," he adds. "The last one kind of came together so strangely, I was in the middle of making it and I didn't realize I was doing it, you know? I was just doing it because I needed to get these songs down and then I realized I was making a record."
White was nominated for three awards from "Blunderbuss", including Album of the Year, Best Rock Album, and “Freedom At 21” for Best Rock Song.
Jack went zero-for-three on the evening, but did get to rock the show with a performance of “Love Interruption” and “Freedom At 21.”
Still no word on the next Dead Weather album…