A marriage of rock
near-royalty at that!
By Fred Mills
Assuming you’ve been away from your computer all day, or
drunk, or both, we’d be remiss not to let you know that Meg White and Patti
Smith’s kid Jackson just got hitched last weekend in Nashville, at Jack White’s place.
According to an official announcement at the White Stripes’
“Meg White married fiance Jackson Smith on Friday, May 22nd,
in a ceremony in Nashville, TN, as part of a double wedding with Jack Lawrence
[the bassist for the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather] and girlfriend Jo McCaughey. The nuptials took place in Jack White’s
backyard and were attended by a small party of close friends and relatives. The
wedding was officiated by the most reverend Benjamin Swank.”
It’s been a tough couple of years for Meg White, what with her
having to contend not only with exhaustion (that resulted in the Stripes’ Fall
2007 being cancelled) but also that sex tape scandal (which, despite the
widespread circulation of the explicit video, turned out to be a hoax). So here’s
hoping that her marriage – to some very fine musical stock, incidentally – is
the start of a happy new era.