Former White Stripes man also recently dedicated 'Icky Thump' to Donald Trump
Jack White has been awarded the key to the city of Cincinnati.
Mayor John Cranley presented the former White Stripes man with the key outside the building for King Records, home to James Brown, Bootsy Collins and The Temptations’ Otis Williams, before the label folded in the 1970s.
“Jack White has been an unfailing supporter of King Records,” Cranley said. “Jack has actually covered Little Willie John’s song, ‘I’m Shakin’,’ which on the original recording our own Philip Paul played the drums.”
King artists Collins, Williams, and Philip Paul were also on-hand for the presentation.
Cincinnati recently acquired King Records, saving the studio from demolition, reports Pitchfork.
City leaders are looking to restore the site, and the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation is also accepting tax-deductible donations to help fund the building’s restoration.
Meanwhile, White recently dedicated Icky Thump’ to Donald Trump during the New York’s Governors Ball.
Delivering a powerful attack against the President, after singing the song’s second verse, (which features the lyrics White Americans, what/ Nothing better to do/ Why don’t you kick yourself out/ You’re an immigrant too/ Who’s using who/ What should we do?/ Well, you can’t be a pimp/ And a prostitute too), White added: “That’s for you, Trump! You can’t be a president and a prostitute, too, Trump!”