Give this article a read from Crawdaddy! Magazine:|
"Following a rigorous tour of every province and territory of Canada in 2007, the White Stripes called the whole thing off—the American arena tour, the recording, the public appearances, everything. The reason? Drummer Meg White’s “acute anxiety.” It’s been nearly three years since we’ve heard from them, but Jack White and Meg are back in a new film, Under Great White Northern Lights, which serves as the prequel to the White Stripes’ breakdown.
“Randy Newman said short people got no reason to live… he must’ve never met a quiet person.” That’s an exasperated Jack in the movie speaking to the camera about Meg. She is, of course, the group’s big beat drummer with the famously shy and soft-spoken demeanor, and it’s not his only sharp remark directed at her. And yet, it’s not Jack’s short fuse (on unabashed display throughout), nor is it his dark humor that causes Meg to tear up in the film (she seems very accustomed to his edge and is able to laugh back). But during a backstage performance of “White Moon” with him on piano, she shows emotion, weeping openly. Coming on top of a couple of other choice moments in the film, her reaction becomes a great excuse to climb aboard the White train for another ride around the track."
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