Watch the Dead Weather Perform on Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’
On a 2016 episode of CNN's Parts Unknown, globe-trotting chef/author/television host Anthony Bourdain visited Nashville. While there, he got to attend a party at the house of Alison Mosshart of the Kills and the Dead Weather, who played in her living room.
The entire episode is embedded below, but the segment begins at 33:09. You can see Bourdain helping out in Mosshart's kitchen, showing off his ability to thinly chop vegetables without looking down or chopping off a finger. Then it moved to the music, where, with Jack White behind the drums, the Dead Weather played “Hang From the Heavens,” which can be found on the Dead Weather's 2009 debut, Horehound. From there, they show the spread Bourdain and a man-bunned chef named Matthew prepared, including pulled pork, brisket. deviled eggs, fried pork dumplings and slaw.
The Kills and Margo Price also performed on the show, and, of course, he checked out a couple of restaurants. This included a stop at a hot chicken place that he said in a Reddit AMA at the time was "truly terrifying. And if you're considering going to Nashville, by the way, please notice that Nashvillians themselves don't eat the extra-hot fried chicken. They know better. Unless you've got three or four days to spend in a bathroom, I really advise against that."
Bourdain had a connection to the Dead Weather. Their guitarist, Dean Fertita, is in Queens of the Stone Age, whose leader, Josh Homme, co-wrote the theme song to Parts Unknown with Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees.