Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland discussed The White Stripes, and its members Jack White and Meg White, in a new Esquire article.
"I remember the White Stripes made such a splash, and at first I couldn't really wrap my head around a singer who played guitar and a drummer that was as bad as Meg [White]. It took a little while for me to understand and see how talented Jack was as a guitar player and songwriter. Basically, he's got the Midas touch. Everything he does turns to gold. 'Blunderbuss' is a great album. 'Missing Pieces', 'Sixteen Saltines', 'Love Interruption', and I also love 'Lazaretto' with the actual record, the vinyl with holograms. I mean, what he did with Loretta Lynn revived her career and she ended up winning a Grammy for Best [Country] Album. I was in the lobby of a hotel one time when he was there, but I didn't go over and introduce myself. When White Stripes came out, I thought it was pretty genius that he was able to keep people so enraptured and unsure of what the situation was - whether they were brother and sister, or if they were married. He did keep it a mystery for quite some time."
Weiland told San Diego's 91x Radio in a 2014 interview that his former Wildabouts drummer Danny Thompson is the best drummer he's ever played with. Weiland has played with Eric Kretz in STP and Matt Sorum in Velvet Revolver.
Weiland said: "The sound would change drastically especially if our bass player Blacky, or Mr. Brown, if they were not present, because they have a very unique style. As does Danny, Danny is the best drummer I've ever played with."