Alison Mosshart

Alison Nicole Mosshart

Alison Nicole Mosshart(born November 23, 1978) is an American singer , songwriter, artist, and occasional model best known as the lead vocalist for the indie rock band The Kills and blues rock band The Dead Weather . She started her musical career in 1995 with the Florida punk rock band Discount which disbanded in 2000.She then co-founded The Kills with British guitarist Jamie Hince (formerly of Scarfo and Blyth Power ) in 2000.[where?]In The Kills, Mosshart is known by her stage name "VV" and Hince is known as "Hotel".In early 2009, she joined the supergroup The Dead Weather , formed by Jack White , along with Jack Lawrence and Dean Fertita . In that band, her stage name is "Baby Ruthless."

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 Alison Mosshart's Career

Mosshart features on the 2006 Primal Scream song " Dolls (Sweet Rock and Roll) ", from the albumRiot City Blues, as well as on the Placebo song " Meds ", the title track of their 2006 album. She also featured on Cage the Elephant 's song "It's Just Forever", from " Melophobia ".

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 Alison Mosshart's The Kills

Before the two even met, Mosshart and Hince overheard each other playing music while sharing the same hotel during Mosshart's European tour with Discount. They finally met up, and started playing around with some music ideas. After she went back to Florida, she continued writing songs with Jamie, by sending her ideas overseas to London, where he lived. She became very exhausted and ill, so after saving money, Mosshart moved to London and the duo officially started.[citation needed]She has tattooed the date of their first concert on her left hand : 14 February 2002.

In 2003, The Kills released their first albumKeep on Your Mean Side.

In 2005, they released their follow-up albumNo Wow.

In 2008,Midnight Boomwas released, and singles "U R A Fever", "Cheap and Cheerful", and "Sour Cherry" got much more exposure than The Kills' previous singles on shows and movies likeHouse M.D.,90210,The House Bunny,Friday The 13th (2009 film), andThe Losers.[why?]

They have released a photography book called Dream & Drive of their past 9 years with the photographer Kenneth Capello.

On June 26, 2014, The Kills opened for Jack White in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, for White's Lazaretto tour. Mosshart joined White to perform White's song "Love Interruption", and both Mosshart and Hince joined White to perform Leadbelly's "Goodnight Irene".

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 Alison Mosshart's The Dead Weather

Alison Mosshart and Jack White performing live with The Dead Weather at the Glastonbury Festival , June 26, 2009.

Mosshart is one of the original members of the blues rock band The Dead Weather , formed in late 2008. She had performed previously with Jack White and Jack Lawrence and The Raconteurs, prior to this band's formation. She sings lead vocals and plays rhythm guitar .

She co-wrote (with Dean Fertita) the band's first single " Hang You from the Heavens " which was released on March 11, 2009. Mosshart also wroteSo Far From Your Weaponand co-wrote eight of the original ten tracks on their debut albumHorehound.

In 2010, a second album -Sea of Cowards- was released. The lead single, Die By The Drop , was written by Mosshart, Fertita, and Lawrence.

Announcement of their third album,Dodge & Burn, came in July 2015 for a release in September by Third Man Records. Along with four previously released tracks, remixed and remastered, the album features eight new songs.

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 Alison Mosshart's Art

Mosshart debuted her artwork as part of ArtNowNY's collaborative exhibit, Push It, in 2014. Her primary medium is paint.

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 Alison Mosshart's Fashion

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 Alison Mosshart's Personal life

Mosshart maintains a residence in London, England as well as Nashville, Tennessee .

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 Alison Mosshart's Discography

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 Alison Mosshart's References

  1. Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Discount". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  2. "The kills-10 anniversary show NYC (full concert)". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  3. "The Kills - Official Online Store". Kills.dominorecordco.com. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  4. "Write me a few lines ( ft Jack White & Alison Mosshart )- Seasick Steve iTunes Festival 2011". YouTube. 2011-07-03. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  5. "VAULT PACKAGE #14". Third Man Records. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  6. "Photo show". Jackwhiteiii.com. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  7. "Jack White Brewing New Songs With the Dead Weather | SPIN | Music News". SPIN. 2013-08-30. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  8. "Meet: Alison Mosshart". Surface To Air. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  9. RIEMENSCHNEIDER, Chris (28 July 2009). "Weather front: An interview with Alison Mosshart". Star Tribune. Retrieved 27 July 2012. having spent her childhood in Vero Beach, Fla., where she fronted an emo-ish punk band 
  10. Fahy, Colette. "Kelly Osbourne and fiancé Matthew Mosshart split | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 

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