The White Stripe has just launched his own label, Third Man Records, and in addition to releasing The Dead Weather record Horehound on July 13, he is also planning to bring out a track by unknown star Mildred and the Mice -- who is speculated to be his spouse. Alison Nicole Mosshart (born November 23, 1978) is an American singer, songwriter, artist, and the lead vocalist for the indie rock band The Kills and blues rock band The Dead Weather.
The tour for The Kills’ third album, (Domino), ended only days earlier, and she has just gotten off a flight from Japan. I expressed an interest to Jamie in working with him.
In New York on downtime, she’s a soft, smiley songwriter from Vero Beach, Florida, with a shy, nervous giggle. I said that I was done with the band I was in—I felt like all I did was make up words to other people’s songs—and I wanted to do something different.
An AU in which Jack and Meg are twins, Dean and LJ are their brothers, Alison is their cousin who spends the summers with them, and Kate and Karen are sisters who live next door.
Etched in black ink on the heel of Alison Mosshart’s left hand is a tattoo: “14-2-02”—Valentine’s Day, 2002. MOSSHART: I don’t know if that kind of attention helps or hinders. Our bus driver was supposed to meet us in Texas a few days later. BLASBERG: I guess YSL is a little more classy than beer, but probably not as much money. Derek Blasberg is a Missouri-bred, New York–based fashion journalist and writer.
She started her musical career in 1995 with the Florida punk rock band Discount which disbanded in 2000.
In The Kills' first album, Mosshart was known by her stage name "VV" and Hince was known as "Hotel".BLASBERG: How do you get yourself ready for a performance? No offense, but every time I’ve seen you perform you’ve worn the same leopard-print blouse over an old T-shirt. Mainly that’s because of temperature reasons and movement reasons. MOSSHART: When I’m done playing I look like I’ve just jumped in a pool. I would look out to the audience, and all I could think was, You are stealing all my oxygen! T-shirts and really thin shirts are good because I get hot and sweaty when I’m jumping around. But performing is one thing, and day-to-day stuff—like the way you talk to people—is totally different. The stage was black, and we felt like we were melting—the bottoms of my shoes were literally smoking. If I acted like I did onstage in normal life, everyone would probably hate me. Alison Mosshart performs with The Kills, Dead Weather and The Raconteurs: BLASBERG: What do you wear? Another time, when we were in France in this massive auditorium, there were loads of people and absolutely no ventilation. And it kept on going around and around, and then I blacked out. They sunk a lot of alcohol and ended up at each others’ throats.