Jack White Teaser and Scoring for Disney’s ‘The Lone Ranger’
My Nguyen April 25, 2012
Former member, Jack White has been keeping himself busy ever since The White Stripes split in February 2011. While his other side projects with The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather has most likely kept him industrious, White has also managed to have time for his solo endeavors.
Tuesday was the official release of his solo album, Blunderbuss, which has already been well-received by critics and fans alike. Rolling Stone Magazine praises White on his ability “[to] remain a mystery man…White has the Midwest con-man reserve of [Don] Draper, along with the flamboyant-yet-unknowable flash of Jagger,” while music critic, Randall Roberts of the Los Angeles Times, proclaims that, “Blunderbuss is, quite simply, a marvelous rock album.”
In celebration of his just-released album, White will be taking the stage to perform at New York’s Webster Hall Friday night. The concert will be directed by the English actor, Gary Oldman, best known for his roles in the Harry Potter movies and as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986). The footage will be streamed live on Vevo/Youtube as part of the “American Express Unstaged” series, reports Pitchfork.com.
As a sneak peek into what he has in store for audiences for the show on Friday, White has been posting a few short, silly teasers featuring him and Oldman. The following is the latest clip, where Oldman asks White how he decides on whether to use his all-girl band or his all-boy band.
Jack White – Band Choice & Breakfast
In other news, White’s tendency to diverge his attention onto multiple projects is giving him the opportunity to collaborate on the remake of Disney’s The Lone Ranger, (starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer), movie soundtrack.
According to EW.com, although this will be his first score, White has periodically dabbled in music movie-making in the past. In his role in the 2003 Civil War-era film, Cold Mountain, he sang several traditional tracks for the soundtrack, including, Wayfaring Stranger, and in 2008, he helped write and perform the James Bond theme song with Alicia Keys, Another Way to Die for Quantum of Solace.
Photo courtesy of Pete Nema via Flickr