The Dead Weather
's debut Horehound
isn't even a year old, but they're already plotting their next album. Earlier this week, the band told Rolling Stone they will hit the studio soon to work on their follow-up LP, which could be finished by the time they embark on their Australian tour in March.
"We'll probably be having a new album by that time, if we're lucky. We have a lot of songs cooking right now, we've been playing a few of them live and I'm sure by March the entire 20 or 25 songs will be onstage by then,
" Jack White
told Rolling Stone. "We can't tell you that much about it except that it's gonna be really expansive, and I use that word loosely in a scientific sense, meaning that I'm just using it to distract you.
As if White
didn't already have enough on his plate in 2009, he also served as producer during a recent recording session with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and the Queen of Rockabilly, Wanda Jackson
. "It was just supposed to be a seven-inch [single], but we did a lot more songs, so maybe it will be something bigger,
told MTV News before last night's mtvU Woodie Awards. "There was a lot of good stuff. It's a wild record.
, a Nashville resident these days, is no stranger to the country scene, having previously produced and won a Grammy for Loretta Lynn
's 2004 album Van Lear Rose
. "They had a super album, but he didn't have her do anything different, you know,
" Wanda Jackson
told The Oklahoman. "She just did her little Loretta Lynn songs. But he told me he's gonna stretch me some, so we'll see.
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