February 25, 2008 14:36

Jack White speaks about Bob Dylan collaboration

The White Stripes star sheds light on Hank Williams project

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Jack White has spoken about his work on a project organised by Bob Dylan.

Dylan asked a series of musicians to write music for a set of unfinished lyrics by country singer Hank Williams.

White, who has now recorded his version of the Williams lyrics ‘You Know That I Know’ in Nashville, explained: “[Bob] came upon, somehow, 20-25 unfinished songs by Hank Williams, just the lyrics, no music, and he started to ask people if they would finish these songs.

“He did one, asked Willie Nelson to do one, asked me to do one, and I think Lucinda Williams and Alan Jackson are on it too. I think it might come out this year. It's a cool record.”

Speaking to MTV News, White also hinted that he has yet another musical project on the go, in addition to his work with The White Stripes and The Raconteurs.

He said: "There's some other stuff I have coming out, but I can't tell you about it all just yet. You'll have to be patient!"


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