Great article recently posted online by the AV Club on Meg:|
"When Jack White announced two weeks ago that The White Stripes were no more, my Twitter and Facebook feeds were evenly split between people mourning the loss of one of the most exciting, entertaining rock bands of the ’00s, and people shrugging the news off, saying, “Well, Jack White has half a dozen other bands to fall back on.” Me, I’m a mourner. I’ll grant that Jack White has stayed plenty busy between White Stripes albums: As the honcho of his own Nashville-based indie label/retailer Third Man Records, as the producer of various retro-rock and roots-music albums released by Third Man, and as a full partner in the bands The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather. And no doubt White could step into a studio tomorrow and record a solo album representing the principles of simplicity and spontaneity that The White Stripes stood for.
The real question here is: What does Jack White miss by not having his “sister” Meg on drums? Even people who like The White Stripes often treat Meg’s primitive drumming, murmuring voice, and alien stage presence as a running joke. Mightn’t a musical separation from Meg be liberating for Jack?"
Read the full article HERE.