• The lyrics to Jack White's "The Big Three Killed My Baby," which is on "The White Stripes" album, are in the anthology. White used to come to poetry readings long before Liebler realized who he was. "I didn't know that until one time -- and this was just before they were starting to get famous in England -- someone said, 'Oh, Jack White is here.' I go: 'Jack White's here? Where? ... That guy?' "• Liebler originally wanted to use Bob Dylan's "Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie." He ended up including that poem and two Dylan songs after reaching the icon's management through veteran guitarist and producer Al Kooper -- he's also included in the book -- who told him to call Dylan associate Jeff Rosen. When Rosen's assistant called, Liebler says he was told: "Jeff talked to Bob and Bob said you can have whatever you want, gratis."
I'm glad Jack hasn't fogotten where he came from.