The Dead Weather have revealed the reasoning behind their lack of live shows, namely the scheduling difficulties that stems from the member's respective projects - meaning the return of Queens Of The Stone Age.
In an interview with Billboard, Dead Weather and Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Dean Fertita, when asked about the absence of a Dodge and Burn tour, he responded: "Schedules. The Kills are working on a record, Queens of the Stone Age are starting up again. City and Colour is starting up soon. Jack’s just been going forever so he just needs a minute."
"We all would love to play. Obviously, it’s our favorite thing in the world to play together. Maybe some day, but immediate future, it’s not happening"
Singer, Alison Mosshart added: "do you know how many records we could write in a couple years? I’m glad this music’s out there; it’s very hard to plan far ahead. There’s much going on and we’re all so busy."
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In the same interview, bassist Jack Lawrence talked about the band's attitude in the studio and how perfection is totally overrated: "The studio is definitely a fifth member of the band. You play off what you’re given. I don’t think a lot of people know about bleed in recording. So, we all record in one room together; most studios are separate. There are guitar amps in one room, there’s a bass amp in one room and the drums are in the middle. So, if you wanna pull down everything and leave the drums in, you can still hear guitar on it.
"When we’re recording and mixing you can’t just punch in. You have to use what’s there. This record has tons of mistakes on it. When you listen to music now it's perfect, because people are making it perfect."
As a part of the promotion for the album, Jack White released a drumming tutorial video on Youtube where he ran through his drum rig and gives a surrealist sticks lesson.