She dragooned her brother, Matthew, a talented chef, into catering this unruly affair, let us rig up her beloved Dodge Challenger, the "Black Shark," and drove us around town.
She liquored us up on fine tequila, made sure that I, and every member of my crew had an awesome time in Nashville, and that we would, all of us, wake up with unexplained bruises and Mosshart-designed tattoos.
And with Jack White, Dean Fertita, and Jack Lawrence in The Dead Weather.
If any "guest" on our show should ever get a producer credit, it's Alison.
We feel so fortunate for the time we have shared and the time we will continue to spend both separately and together watching our children grow.
According to Mosshart, she and The White Stripes man, with whom she’s collaborating in the new band The Dead Weather, did no such thing.Fast-forward eight years, and I'm sitting in the dimly lit lobby of the Bowery Hotel chatting with Mosshart, who, as I imagined her to be, is as badass and brilliant one-on-one as she is on her LPs.A few hours before the Kills were set to play the second night of two back-to-back sold-out shows in Brooklyn, she took the time to speak with me about her first band, how she met her bandmate Jamie Hince, and why Dianca Potts: What did you want to be when you were a kid?Sure, the raven-haired Mosshart looks appropriately tough, but a second persona appears as she peels off the rock-star veneer. If I were in a band in sixth grade I would have called it The Banana Republic Club. I stayed with them, and Jamie lived upstairs with this unpredictably difficult kid called Simon, who once got wasted on whiskey and started waving a big bread knife at me and talking nonsense. The tour for The Kills’ third album, (Domino), ended only days earlier, and she has just gotten off a flight from Japan. I expressed an interest to Jamie in working with him.