Published Sep 10, 2015When the Dead Weather rolled out their recent performance video for "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)," a press released promised that "instrument technique discussion videos" would follow. Sure enough, Jack White has now released a self-directed video exploring his role as the band's drummer.
The black and white clip shows White sitting in front of a pile of tires while speaking with a mysterious, silent woman. After beginning with a comedic monologue about the importance of bass in the Dead Weather, the musician breaks down his drumming in "Hang You from the Heavens." He also gives a very in-depth description of all of the pieces that make up his kit, revealing that it was custom-designed by Ludwig for his 2008 James Bond theme, "Another Way to Die."
The whole thing wraps up with a performance of "Hang You from the Heavens" in which White switches up the drum part. In the end, we see that White played so hard he broke his kick drum.
Check out the tutorial and performance below [via Modern Drummer].
The Dead Weather's album Dodge and Burn will land on September 25 through Third Man Records.