Alison Mosshart
American musician
Alison Mosshart
Alison Nicole Mosshart is an American singer, songwriter, 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 in 2000. In The Kills, Mosshart is known by her stage name "VV" and Hince is known as "Hotel".
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London Fashion Week in a Nutshell
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The charm of London Fashion Week lies in its diversity. With a parade of British beauty one moment, a tantalizing Turkish bazaar the next, this season in London was all about embracing both culture and creativity. It is easy to lose track during Fashion Week, so here is our LFW breakdown. From the soundtrack to the sandals, this is London Fashion Week in a nutshell... Or, should we say, a suitcase. Best Soundtrack Runway shows are all about atmosphere; therefore the soundtracks are every bit as important as the collection itself. Temperley London's set includes the likes of MS MR, Disclosure and London Grammar, while Antipodium gave us a blast from the past with hot 90's and noughties numbers from Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears and Garbage. Here are our top fashion-forward tracks to get you in the SS14 spirit. Best in FROW Love him or hate him, teen heartthrob Harry Styles was arguably the face of LFW... Just ask Twitter! His first appearance was at the star studded ...
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Jincey Lumpkin: Boys Can Be Pretty: Natalia Ramirez On Unisex Makeup
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Natalia Ramirez is a power lesbian. Is it super-cheesy to say that? Yes, it is. However, if you saw her with her leggy frame, her gothic charm and her dry wit, you'd see that she immediately captures the attention at any cocktail party. Immediately after a sharp joke, she usually trips and falls down, laughing up at everyone from the floor. Her magnetism is equaled by her clumsiness, a tipsy balance that makes her unforgettable and endearing. As the founder and creative director of the first gender-neutral makeup line, Natalia has a vision of women and men shopping at the same beauty counter. Her company, Enter Pronoun, embraces androgyny and brings high-quality, high-fashion makeup to a new market. She creates her makeup to work as well for covering a 5-o'clock shadow as it does for a PMS-induced breakout. Trained in Paris by top makeup artists, Natalia learned about hard work and excellent technique. The skills she learned abroad have been useful in establishing h ...
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Why We Love Pink Ombre Hair
Huffington Post - over 4 years
I am seeing pink everywhere these days, and before you make a joke about seeing the world through rose-colored glasses take a look at the red carpet where stars like Heidi Klum, Demi Lovato, Carrie Underwood and more have all been spotted withpink ombre hair color. Why is it so popular? Pink highlights, streaks or dip-dye is a fairly simple (and not necessarily permanent) way to experiment with bright, crazy hair color. Take Coco Rocha's look from the 2012 Met Gala, for example. The gorgeous model matched her normally brunette locks to her vintage Givenchy outfit by adding hot pink extensions to her hair. Singer Jessie J., on the other hand, dip-dyed her black hair with pink dye for am ombre effect. Both women were totally transformed by the pop of color! And celebrities aren't the only ones trying a dip-dyed or highlighted look. During New York Fashion Week, we spotted plenty of girls (and boys) on the street and even our own Ellie Krupnick has tried it! Take a lo ...
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The Kills' Alison Mosshart Models Eddie Borgo Jewelry
Rolling Stone - over 4 years
Designer Eddie Borgo is a dark horse of American jewelry the kind that rock stars go to for their latest edgy bauble fix It's only fitting that one of the queens of modern rock Kills frontwoman Alison Mosshart has become his latest campaign muse Borgo's Fall 2012 ad series is Mosshart's
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The Kills New Show-All Photography Book
Huffington Post - over 4 years
The transatlantic too-cool-for-school rock duo The Kills released their first major book of photographs yesterday, which was shot by friend and longtime collaborator Kenneth Cappello. "Dream and Drive" documents some of the most intimate, significant, and tender moments from the past decade of the band’s career. The photographer and The Kills’ collaborative history began in Paris in the early aughts. Throughout their career, Cappello has been witness to Alison and Jamie's unique chemistry, almost becoming a third member of the group. The Kills, who celebrated their 10th anniversary as a band in February, have recently wrapped up a world tour, and the book functions as a celebration of sorts. Alison Mosshart, the American vocalist who complements the British guitarist Jamie Hince, has said that the photographs are “silent visions of things turned up past their load." She continues, "The tremble of the nightclub, the dive of backstage temporaries, electricity flung like ...
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Kate Moss Seduced Jamie Hince Out Of Veganism -- With Underwear & Bacon
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Supermodel Kate Moss can be credited with a lot of things: making shorts with Wellies a thing, being a leading figure in the Models Dating Rock Stars movement and of course, being the most chronic wardrobe malfunction-er of all time. But apparently, Miss Moss is good for something else, too: seducing you with a sexy platter of bacon. Moss' husband of a little over a year, Jamie Hince of the (totally awesome) band the Kills, says in a new interview with the London Evening Standard that his wife helped tempt him away from his 20 years of veganism, which both he and bandmate Alison Mosshart have since given up for good. Hince explains in the article how Moss lured him over the edge while they were still dating... with bacon. In underwear. ‘I was vegan for about 20 years,’ says Jamie slowly. ‘But then… the thing that really tipped me over the edge was when I first met Kate, had just started seeing her, and I walked into the kitchen and she was in her underwear making m ...
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David Lynch Turns Hollywood's Milk Studios Into a Fun House for the Reveal of His Custom Bottle for Dom Perignon
Artinfo - over 4 years
David Lynch Turns Hollywood's Milk Studios Into a Fun House for the Reveal of His Custom Bottle for Dom Perignon Language English Email Print Save Tweet Pin It Photo Gallery:  Slideshow: David Lynch's Celebration of the Global Launch of "Dom Perignon by David Lynch" by Nate Freeman Published: June 22, 2012 LOS ANGELES – An hour into the reveal of “Dom Perignon by David Lynch,” the walls of Milk Studios in Hollywood, California started to shake. They shook until the center ruptured and opened, like a mouth, engulfing the masses and their Champagne flutes into a void of fog and neon. And beyond the wobbly precipice, before a dark tunnel of which we could see no end, stood a blank black chalkboard that stretched from the floor to the ceiling. “Are we not impressed?” said a man in a topcoat ...
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The Kills Prepare Photography Book
Clash - over 4 years
The Kills are set to bound images from collaborator Kenneth Cappello into a new book. Has it really been ten years? When The Kills broke onto the scene the two piece seemed like little else around. Dark, brooding, menacing Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart had a charisma which went far beyond any meagre pose. Collaborator Kenneth Cappello has captured some of their finest moments. An acclaimed photographer, his images are set to be bound in forthcoming book 'Dream and Drive'. Set to be released on August 16th, the tome marks The Kills' tenth anniversary. Alison Mosshart is set to pen an introduction to the collection, and offered the following quote by way of a preview. "I have a lot of love for those great flea-pits and cock-eyed stages of America in Kenneth's pictures. We played on just about every one of them with their chewed-gum carpets that glued your feet down every time you tried to dance. Who'd have thought those cesspits could conjure up any magic? Of secret ...
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Florence + The Machine's Florence Welch named greatest woman in rock
Female First - almost 5 years
Florence + The Machine's frontwoman Florence Welch was awarded with the title by XFM radio station, beating Alison Mosshart, lead vocalist of The Kill...
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Jack White's Women Problem
The Atlantic - almost 5 years
Blunderbuss doubles down on the White Stripes' singer's long lyrical campaign against females he can't control. AP Images Women have long been up to no good in the eccentric world of Jack White's songs. But on Blunderbuss, his solo album out this week, they finally indulge in White's most famous bugaboo: cell phones. "Two black gadgets in her hand are all she thinks about," White spits about a female antagonist on "Freedom at 21," before getting Pat-Robertson-preachy: "No responsibility, no guilt or morals cloud her judgment." Big ideas in arts and entertainment. See full coverage There are other strange transgressions by women against men on Blunderbuss. During the opener "Missing Pieces," a girl figuratively amputates White's limbs. Later, on "Sixteen Saltines," he cowers before a woman whose "spike heels make a hole in a lifeboat." White as a lyricist has been obsessed with women for more than a decade now, perhaps to a greater extent than any other rock star ...
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Album review: Jack White's 'Blunderbuss'
LATimes - almost 5 years
The first line of “Blunderbuss,” the debut solo album by former White Stripes singer-guitarist Jack White, arrives with a lyrical punch in the face: “I was in the shower, so I could not tell my nose was bleeding,” he sings. After such a greeting, one can’t help but wonder about the journey ahead. How will the 36-year-old fare over the next 13 songs when he’s already drawn his own blood?  Bodily concerns aside, White is a wonderfully creative historian who over the last 15 years has built an expanding empire — and a few distinctive bands — as a means to shine a light on American music. With the Stripes, he and drummer Meg White channeled blues riffs through DIY punk rock energy; as part of the four-man Raconteurs, he helps generate heavy power pop; and with the Dead Weather, he drums as Kills vocalist Alison Mosshart moans the blues.  He’s also done production work for, among others, Loretta Lynn and Wanda Jackson, and he runs a record label and store called Third Man. White’s a re ...
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Trisha Andres: Gareth Pugh: Dance and Design
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Photo by Bill Cooper. Courtesy of ROH. It was difficult to say no to the Royal Opera House's resident choreographer, Wayne McGregor, says Gareth Pugh, arguably Britain's most innovative fashion designer. "Wayne called me up at the end of the summer last year. I had seen what he does. It's really amazing and different from traditional ballet. So I was obviously very interested and intrigued. I've never done costume design for dance or set design for a ballet. To do that on the level of the Royal Opera House is very much throwing myself in the deep end. But when these things come along, it's difficult to say no. They come once in a blue moon, so I said, 'Of course'." Pugh, with his novel and outlandish take on design -- jelly-mould cat suits and inflatable dresses -- was just the right man for the job. "Wayne told me that he's never worked with point shoes and tutus before. And he wanted to see what my take on those would be."  In this instance, point shoes have taken ...
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Ballet Costumes Can Be Scary
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
The world's hippest ballet had its premiere last week and the reviewers all stuck a single hand out and flipped it side to side in the universal gesture for so-so. "Carbon Life," the meditation on men, women and Jung scored by Amy Winehouse producer Mark Ronson, is apparently too hip for its own good. The triple-billing at London's Royal Opera House, featuring moves by the Royal's gifted in-house choreographer Wayne MacGregor and costumes by British designer Gareth Pugh, "opens marvellously," according to the Guardian, but "Ronson's music is just too overpowering." The strong components -- the "kinetic dazzle of the choreography," the "attention-grabbing gestures" -- are too strong, too fun. "All emphatically delivered; all proved vacuously enjoyable," goes the quietly biting New York Times review. There's also not enough limelight to go around: what with the on-stage musical lineup of Boy George, Hero Fisher, Alison Mosshart, Jonathan Pierce, Andrew Wyatt, rapper Black C ...
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The Giving Spree | Alison Mosshart
NYTimes - about 5 years
The Giving Spree continues with more gifts to give and get from T's friends and family.
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Concert Review: The Kills at the Fox Theater
The Silver Tongue - over 5 years
If you plan on seeing the Kills as they wrap up their North American tour, prepare to have your mind blown. On Friday night, Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince proved that two musicians are capable of having more energy than an orchestra. With only two guitars, two mics and a drum machine, the duo tore [...]
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Bumbershoot 2011: Your guide to the Northwest's finest and more - Oregon Music News (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The Kills: You may know Alison Mosshart from her time with Jack White's The Dead Weather, but she really shines in the minimalism beside guitarist Jamie Hince. Releasing their fourth album, Blood Pressures, in April, allow their bluesy, garage rockin'
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On the Record: Mellowhype, Jay-Z & More - PW-Philadelphia Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
Sounds Like: Vancouver duo of garage ladypunks' stellar tits-to-the-wall blues rock just gets better and better as they ease up on pop and double down on thrash snarl. Free Association: Only Marnie Stern and Alison Mosshart can keep
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Alison Mosshart
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 36
    In 2015 she had first solo art show, Fire Power, at the Joseph Gross Gallery in New York.
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  • 2014
    Age 35
    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". On June 3, 2016, The Kills released their new album "Ash and Ice".
    More Details Hide Details They are also in the process of making a short film titled "Under The Gun" where 15 fans will be tattooed with one of their 15 symbols from the new album. The release date is unknown at this time.
    Mosshart grew up in Vero Beach, Florida. She has a brother, Matthew Mosshart, a chef, who was engaged to media personality Kelly Osbourne until they announced their split on January 9, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Mosshart maintains a residence in London, England as well as Nashville, Tennessee.
    Mosshart debuted her artwork as part of ArtNowNY's collaborative exhibit, Push It, in 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Her primary medium is paint.
  • 2013
    Age 34
    In 2013, she teamed up with French brand Surface to Air to design her ideal leather jacket.
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  • 2011
    Age 32
    In April 2011, Mosshart contributed to Vogue.co.uk's "Today I'm Wearing" feature, sharing a picture of her outfits each day for one month.
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    Mosshart and White jammed with Seasick Steve and John Paul Jones for the 2011 ITunes Festival.
    More Details Hide Details White's Third Man Records released a book made by Mosshart for her three bandmates called Shark Infested Soda Fountain containing pictures she took during their tour. She recently joined Jack White on stage for his show at Bridge School Benefit to perform I Cut Like A Buffalo (from The Dead Weather) and Love Interruption with him while Dean Fertita was playing guitar. On 29 August 2013, The Dead Weather announced that they had returned to the studio to record a follow-up to 2010's "Sea of Cowards." 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.
  • 2009
    Age 30
    She co-wrote (with Dean Fertita) the band's first single "Hang You from the Heavens" which was released on March 11, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Mosshart also wrote So Far From Your Weapon and co-wrote eight of the original ten tracks on their debut album Horehound. In 2010, a second album - Sea of Cowards - was released. The lead single, Die By The Drop, was written by Mosshart, Fertita, and Lawrence.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 29
    Mosshart is one of the original members of the blues rock band The Dead Weather, formed in late 2008.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
    Mosshart also joined The Last Shadow Puppets on stage in 2008, in The Live Olympia Theatre in Paris.
    More Details Hide Details They performed the song "Paris Summer". 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. She has tattooed the date of their first concert on her left hand: 14 February 2002.
  • 2006
    Age 27
    Mosshart features on the 2006 Primal Scream song "Dolls (Sweet Rock and Roll)", from the album Riot City Blues, as well as on the Placebo song "Meds", the title track of their 2006 album.
    More Details Hide Details She also featured on Cage the Elephant's song "It's Just Forever", from "Melophobia".
  • 2003
    Age 24
    In 2003, The Kills released their first album Keep on Your Mean Side. In 2005, they released their follow-up album No Wow. In 2008, Midnight Boom was 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 like House M.D., 90210, The House Bunny, Friday The 13th (2009 film), and The Losers.
    More Details Hide Details On January 11, 2011, Mosshart announced the name of the new album Blood Pressures. It was released April 5 in the U.S. and April 4 elsewhere. The album is their most commercially successful to date. During the 'Blood Pressures' tour they celebrated their 10-year anniversary on February 11, 2012. They have released a photography book called Dream & Drive of their past 9 years with the photographer Kenneth Capello.
  • 2000
    Age 21
    She then co-founded The Kills with British guitarist Jamie Hince (formerly of Scarfo and Blyth Power) in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details In The Kills' first album, Mosshart was known by her stage name "VV" and Hince was 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."
  • TEENAGE
  • 1995
    Age 16
    She started her musical career in 1995 with the Florida punk rock band Discount which disbanded in 2000.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Born
    Born on November 23, 1978.
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