Jack White is perhaps best known for his founding of the White Stripes in which he was the lead singer and guitarist. The White Stripes rose out of obscurity in the Detroit underground rock scene and attained widespread commercial success and critical acclaim in the early to mid-2000's. Often credited with catalyzing the garage rock revival of that era, the band would score big hits with the singles "Fell in Love with a Girl" and "Seven Nation Army", both of which propelled them to stardom. A fusion of hard blues rock and garage rock, the White Stripes style utilized a lo-fi, simplistic recording technique that let their vocals and riffs shine through with unusual poignancy arguably unrivaled since Nirvana's classic albums of the 1990s. Jack White's deft guitar skills and Meg White's Spartan drumming proved to be a killer combination. By the time the band broke up over a decade since its founding, it would boast six Grammy awards. Yet even with the eventual cessation of recording by the band in 2007 and its 2011 dissolution, Jack White became the father of many other successful bands that would bear his unique stamp of creativity and style. The Raconteurs, for example, were a successful band he helped create with members of other high-profile groups. They played in a similar style to the White Stripes but with an added incorporation of bluegrass and country influences. Jack White continues to rock on and has produced two solo albums, "Blunderbuss" (2012) and "Lazaretto" (2014), both of which peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Top 100 Charts.
You never looked better Jack!
For contrast, let's take a look at Jack and Meg White as the walk the red carpet at the 2004 Grammy Awards...
Check out the smirk! Also, the outfit. Stylish, but in a creepy "I Am Michael Jackson" kind of way. Not exactly the kind of guy you'd bring home to mama.
So, congratulations, Jack, on learning how to smile! Your musical genius will only be more appreciated.
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