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Last summer, Jack White bought a house in Kalamazoo, Michigan, that he had seen only in photographs. He was drawn to its past. The house was designed by George Nelson, a figure in American modernism, who mostly designed furniture.
On a Detroit winter evening, years ago, Jack White punched a guy in the face. Really hard. And not just once, if you believe the police report. It was the culmination of a feud between two garage-rock dudes, back in , when feuds and garage rock and dudes were still a thing.
He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the duo the White Stripes , but has also had success in other bands and as a solo artist. White has enjoyed consistent critical and popular success and is widely credited as one of the key artists in the garage rock revival of the s. He has won 12 Grammy Awards , and all three of his solo albums have reached number one on the Billboard charts. David Fricke 's list ranked him at number After moonlighting in several underground Detroit bands as a drummer, White founded the White Stripes with fellow Detroit native and then-wife Meg White in Their breakthrough album, White Blood Cells , brought them international fame with the hit single and accompanying music video " Fell in Love with a Girl ".