Born December 10, 1974, Megan Martha White, known to White Stripes fans simply as "Meg," isn't your typical rock goddess. Exceedingly shy to the point of paranoia, she forced the duo to cancel a 2007 tour due to her acute anxiety. She gladly ceded the spokesperson role to bandmate Jack White and rarely even shared a vocal; in fact, it wasn't until the White Stripes' fourth album that she opted to sing at all. Likewise, her drumming style is best described as primitive, an adjective both she and Jack readily embraced. "When she started to play drums with me, just on a lark, it felt liberating and refreshing," Jack White told one interviewer. "There was something in it that opened me up."
"I appreciate other kinds of drummers who play differently, but it's not my style or what works for this band," Meg added. "I get criticism sometimes, and I go through periods where it really bothers me. But then I think about it, and I realize that this is what is really needed for this band. And I just try to have as much fun with it as possible... I just know the way Jack plays so well at this point, that I always know kind of what he's going to do. I can always sense where he's going with things just by the mood he's in or the attitude or how the song is going. Once in a while, he throws me for a loop, but I can usually keep him where I want."
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