Dead Weather Bassist Has An Extra Finger On New Album Cover

The Dead Weather are putting out their third full-length, Dodge And Burn, next week, and if you’re a Tidal subscriber, you can already stream the whole thing. That’s the album cover up at the top of this post (or here), and if you’re paying attention, you might notice that bassist Jack Lawrence — the guy all the way on the right — has six fingers on his right hand. If he actually was born with six fingers on his right hand, this wouldn’t be newsworthy, but all other photos of him seem to show the usual five. So then…why does he have six fingers on the album cover? Is it some kind of joke? A Photoshop mistake that no one caught? Is he just a really big Princess Bride fan? Did he have another finger surgically attached? Is it the source of all his power? Speculate below.

UPDATE: As commenter Douglas Thompson points out, this (below) is the Best Buy exclusive album cover.

Dead Weather Bassist Has An Extra Finger On New Album Cover

Which doesn’t really explain anything per se, but now we know that it’s definitely intentional. Although the standard cover shows six fingers on his right hand, and that X-ray is of a left hand. So maybe Jack Lawrence has twelve fingers now? Is he steadily growing more and more fingers? Is he okay?

Dodge And Burn is out 9/25 on Third Man.