In a recent (and rare!) interview with The New Yorker - Jack White revealed some of the tactics he uses to get mentally prepared to play live - here's what happens before he takes the stage:
‘I’m drinking a Red Bull, a shot of whiskey. I’m backstage with a baseball bat breaking things. You have to work yourself up into a frenzy.”
That actually makes a lot of sense. I mean, have you SEEN the intensity he brings on stage?
This full interview is absolutely worth your time when you have a minute.