- Alison Mosshart of The Kills, lead vocals
- Jack White of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs, drums and backing vocals
- Dean Fertita of Queens of the Stone Age, guitar and keyboards
- Jack Lawrence of The Raconteurs and The Greenhornes, bass
Another Jack White band, The Dead Weather formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2009, after Jack White lost his voice in the middle of a Raconteurs concert, and asked Alison Mosshart of The Kills (who were warming up at the time) to fill in on vocals. That night, White met up with Mosshart, Lawrence, and Fertita at a studio, and the quartet performed multiple songs. The Dead Weather have released three albums as of yet.
They have a rather unique style of music, best described as heavily synthesized Garage Rock and Blues Rock with a hint of electro. Interestingly enough, Jack White drums for them rather than playing guitar, as is the norm for him. All of their members are currently working on other projects, but according to Lawrence, the band will be recording or touring by the end of 2011.
In 2013, Jack White confirmed they were recording an album due out in 2015. That December they released a new single, "Rough Detective". The album itself, "Dodge and Burn", was released in the September of 2015.
- Horehound (2009)
- Sea of Cowards (2010)
- Dodge and Burn (2015)
The Dead Weather provide examples of:
- Badass Boast: "I Cut Like a Buffalo", "Die by the Drop", "Hang You from the Heavens", "60 Feet Tall".
- Call-and-Response Song: "So Far from Your Weapon".
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: ALL OF THEM. Though Fertita isn't quite as pale as the others.
- Intercourse with You: "The Difference Between Us". It just oozes sex.
- "Die By the Drop" could easily be interpreted as this.
- Incest Subtext: "Treat Me Like Your Mother".
- Let's Duet: "Rocking Horse", "Die by the Drop", "Treat Me Like Your Mother", "Will There Be Enough Water?"
- Lyrical Shoehorn
- Messy Hair: Mosshart and White.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Alison Mosshart. Either that, or Blinding Bangs.
- Pretty in Mink: Alison Mosshart.
- Sanity Slippage Song: "I'm Mad", complete with crazy person laughter.
- Surprisingly Gentle Song: "Will There Be Enough Water?".
- Word Salad Lyrics: "I Cut Like a Buffalo".