Well, here’s something for fans of modern rock to go ga-ga about: some kind of ambiguous collaboration is in the air between Radiohead and former White Stripes frontman Jack White. The collaboration was first hinted at Bonnaroo, and was then confirmed by White himself. But don’t expect to be hearing White wail away on a Radiohead track anytime soon.
On July 4th, Jack White sat down for an interview with BBC 6 Music and noted that “I Don’t know how much to tell about it except that I didn’t play with them or produce.” Rather, Radiohead had simply recorded new material at White’s Third Man studios in Nashville, Tennessee earlier this year.
He went on to say that “…but they came in and recorded at Third Man. I don’t know what else to be said about that, so that’s all I can probably say.”
It was during Radiohead’s June 8 headlining set at the Bonnaroo music festival that frontman Thom Yorke got alt-rock fans a-frothing when he referenced a Jack White collaboration by dedicating the song “Supercollider to him. “This song is for Jack White,” Yorke had announced to the crowd. “We saw him yesterday. A big thank-you to him, but we can’t tell you why.” He then teased, “you’ll find out.”
What do you think of the Radiohead and Jack White news? Will this collaboration go further?