The Raconteurs Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


29th January 2015

Fact: Jack White reunited with his The Raconteurs bandmates at his gig in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday night (28Jan15). He surprised the audience by bringing out Jack Lawrence, Brendan Benson and Jack Keeler for a rendition of their 2006 hit Steady As She Goes. The band has been on hiatus since 2011. White also invited country music star Loretta Lynn to the stage to perform their duet Portland, Oregon.


22nd December 2013

Fact: Rocker Jack White reunited with his The Raconteurs bandmate Brendan Benson onstage in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday (19Dec13) to perform a trio of songs. The old pals teamed up for fans attending the David Lynch Foundation benefit gig and revisited hits Steady As She Goes and Hands, while also collaborating on Benson's own song, Good To Me.


7th July 2011

Fact: Jack White is to reunite The Raconteurs for their first gig in more than two years at the MI Fest in Brooklyn, Michigan in September (11).


17th August 2009

Quote: "People don't realise how rude they're being sometimes. I don't know what they think - the rules don't apply or I'm not a human being with feelings and stuff? It's kind of a drag." The Raconteurs guitarist Brendan Benson is sick of fans asking him about his famous pal and bandmate Jack White.


29th August 2007

Fact: Joss Stone, Aimee Mann, LLOYD COLE and The Raconteurs star Brendan Benson will take part in an all-star tribute to the music of SIR Elton John at New York's Carnegie Hall in October (07). Each artist will perform a cover of one of Elton's hits.


2nd April 2007

Quote: "I want to release them both and tour them both in the next year. I'm trying to do as much as I can with the short time I have on this earth." Rocker Jack White on his plans to double up as the frontman for THE White Stripes and The Raconteurs with back-to-back projects.


1st September 2006

Fact: Jack White's new group The Raconteurs was the house band at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York last night (31AUG06). The group was fronted by Lou Reed for their opening number, a cover of THE VELVET UNDERGROUND's White Heat/WHITE LIGHT. The group was later joined by ZZ Top's BILLY GIBBONS.


1st September 2006

Fact: Jack White's new group The Raconteurs was the house band at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York last night (31AUG06). The group was fronted by Lou Reed for their opening number, a cover of THE VELVET UNDERGROUND's White Heat/WHITE LIGHT. The group was later joined by ZZ Top's BILLY GIBBONS.


25th January 2006

Fact: <p>THE White Stripes frontman Jack White's side project The Raconteurs will release just 1000 copies of their single STEADY AS SHE GOES/STORE BOUGHT BONES on 30 January (06). </p>


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