Monday, May 04, 2009
Patti Smith Soon to Be Mother in Law of Meg White
Patti Smith Will Be the Mother-In-Law of Meg White
by Paul Cashmere - May 4 2009
In a few weeks Patti Smith will be Meg White`s mother-in-law.
The White Stripe drummer has announced that she is going to marry Jackson Smith, the son of rock icons Patti and the late Fred Smith, on May 22 in Nashville.
Jackson was the guitarist for Detroit band Back In Spades. His dad Fred was the guitarist for legendary punk band MC% and later performed in the Patti Smith Band.
Patti has been called the ‘Godmother of Punk’ although her greatest chart hit was nowhere near punk, it was a cover of the Bruce Springsteen song ‘Because The Night’.
Patti is also a recipient of the Ordre des Arts et des Letters by the French Minister of Culture, the equivalent of a knighthood in France.
34-year old Meg was previously married to White Stripes singer Jack White. They married in 1996 and divorced in 2000, but played a charade during those years that they were brother and sister, not husband and wife.
Meg met Jackson in 2007. They live together in Meg’s Detroit house.