Even before the White Stripes burst out of the underground eight years ago with White Blood Cells, Jack White had begun weaving quite a web of affiliations on stage, in the studio and on screen.

Even before the White Stripes burst out of the underground eight years ago with White Blood Cells, Jack White had begun weaving quite a web of affiliations on stage, in the studio and on screen. His latest instance of rock 'n' roll networking is The Dead Weather, a stomping blues-rock combo featuring The Kills' Alison Mosshart on vocals, Queens of the Stone Age's Dean Fertita on guitar and White's Raconteurs bandmate Jack Lawrence on bass. As the band prepares to play the LC in support of debut disc Horehound, let's examine White's far-reaching sonic boom below.