Jack White: He Built An Empire tells the story of prolific blues musician, Jack White, and his journey to becoming the seminal blues frontman and eight time Grammy Award winner he is known as today. Following his early beginnings moonlighting in several underground Detroit bands as a drummer, White founded The White Stripes with fellow Detroit native –and then wife- Meg White in 1997. Their 2001 breakthrough album, White Blood Cells, brought them international fame with the hit single and accompanying music video, Fell In Love With A Girl. This recognition provided White opportunities to collaborate with famous artists, including Loretta Lynn and Bob Dylan, as well as being able to form The Raconteurs with Brendan benson and The Dead Weather with Alsion Mosshart of The Kills. Serving as a definitive history book of the Detroit scene in which The White Stripes first flourished, the book includes interviews with former bandmates including Brendan Benson and Third Man artists such as Neil Young and Seasick Steve. With the release of his second solo album Lazaretto in 2014 to critical and commercial acclaim, his second solo album to reach number one in the Billboard Chart, this book is sure to be a must read for modern musician lovers everywhere.
Nick Hasted writes on music, movies, books and comics for The Independent, The Guardian and Uncut magazine. He is the author of The Dark Story of Eminem and You Really Got Me: The Story of The Kinks, also published by Omnibus Press.
The only biography of Jack White, widely considered the twenty-first centurys most vital rock star. Not only that, it is the definitive history of the Detroit scene in which The White Stripes first flourished. No other book goes as deep into the lore of Jack White and The White Stripes