Jack 'Bond' White

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 August 2008
Jack White

Jack 'Bond' White

Jack White "became" James Bond when he recorded the new movie's theme song.

The White Stripes frontman, who has joined forces with Alicia Keys on 'Another Way to Die', felt the British spy's pain as he "screamed and moaned" through the track - which will feature in 'Quantum of Solace'.

He said: "I drummed for Alicia's voice and she mimicked the guitar tones. Then we joined our voices and screamed and moaned about these characters in the film and their isolation, having no one to trust, not even themselves. Maybe we became them for a few minutes."

Jack also revealed he had wanted to work with the 'No One' singer for years and was delighted when the opportunity finally arose.

He added to America's OK! magazine: "After a couple of years of wanting to collaborate with Alicia Keys, it took James Bond himself to finally make it happen. Alicia put some electric energy into her breath that cemented itself into the magnetic tape. Very inspiring to watch. It gave me a new voice, and I wasn't myself anymore."

Previous artists who have lent their talents to Bond theme songs include Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Tom Jones, Nancy Sinatra, Sir Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, Sheryl Crow and Madonna.

'Quantum of Solace' sees Daniel Craig reprise his role as suave British spy Bond for the second time.

The movie - which also stars Dame Judi Dench, Gemma Arterton and Olga Kurylenko - will be released in November.

Jack White

Ragged blues from the former White Stripes/Raconteurs/Dead Weather guitarist/singer.

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