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Jack White

Jack White (born John Anthony Gillis on July 9, 1975) is an American musician, record producer, and occasional actor best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist of the alternative rock musical duo The White Stripes. He is also a member of rock band The Raconteurs. During the 1990s, White was a part-time musician in various underground bands in Detroit, while working by day as an upholsterer.White formed The White Stripes in 1997 with then-wife Meg White. The band went on to have a string of critically-acclaimed albums, with their third, White Blood Cells, catapulting them to international stardom. Jack was ranked #17 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." White's popular and critical success with The White Stripes enabled him to collaborate as a solo artist with other renowned musicians, such as Loretta Lynn, whose 2004 album Van Lear Rose he produced and performed on, Beck, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan. In 2005, White became a founding member of the rock band The Raconteurs.White has appeared in movies as a cameo and in acting roles. He is sometimes called eccentric, a charge stemming from his behavior and interests on and off the stage. On July 29, 2008, it was announced that White would be performing the title song to the twenty-second James Bond film Quantum of Solace with Alicia Keys, entitled "Another Way to Die".