Not many bands would want to release a live recording of their first live performance, but fortunately for White Stripes fans, the Detroit rockers are doing just that.
Jack White's indie record label will debut two special edition LPs, one containing a recording of the band's first live performance -- at an open-mic night in 1997 -- and the other, the band's first live show at the Gold Dollar. Third Man Records released this video (above) featuring the former White Stripes -- Jack and Meg White -- together again and reminiscing about their very first show. The clip is taken from their 2009 documentary film, "Under Great White Northern Lights."
The frontman officially quashed those White Stripes reunion rumors in March, when he told NME that there is "absolutely no chance" that he will ever get back together with Meg to restore The White Stripes. That is, unless he "went bankrupt."
"I couldn't see any reason to ever do that," White told NME. "I'm not the kind of person that would retire from baseball and come out of retirement the next year. I mean, if we went to all the trouble of telling people we're done, we meant it you know?"
In February, The White Stripes officially called it quits after an extended hiatus from the music scene. The band has been de facto broken up since they toured in support of their last record, Icky Thump, in 2007. The White Stripes released a statement, clarifying that the breakup was "for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band and have it stay that way."
White told NME that he wanted to officially end the band before releasing his new solo record. "I said eventually ... I'm going to record by myself under my name, and I don't really feel like going through the dumb perception battle of people who couldn't be broad minded enough to understand the difference between Jack White and The White Stripes."
WATCH: Jack White performances
Jack White - Top Yourself (Amex UNSTAGED)
Jack White performing The Raconteurs' "Top Yourself" during his American Express UNSTAGED show on April 27, 2012 at New York City's Webster Hall. Directed by Gary Oldman. Be sure to check out Jack's debut album Blunderbuss, now available on iTunes«.
Jack White - Love Interruption
Music video by Jack White performing Love Interruption. (C) 2012 Third Man Records under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Jack White - Sixteen Saltines
Music video for Jack White's new single "Sixteen Saltines" directed by AG Rojas. From Jack White 's debut Album BLUNDERBUSS. Available NOW smarturl.it and visit www.jackwhiteIII.com (C) 2012 Third Man Records under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Jack White - Sixteen Saltines (Later with Jools Holland)
Jack White performing Sixteen Saltines from his debut solo album 'Blunderbuss' on Later Live with Jools Holland 24th April 2012. Playlist: www.youtube.com
Another Way to Die
Another Way to Die www.blacktree.tv A couple months ago, Alicia Keys talked about her desire to collaborate with the White Stripes. Shell have to settle for the next best thing, as Keys and Jack White are teaming up for the theme song of the next James Bond film Quantum of Solace. Another Way to Die was written by White, who will also play drums and produce the track. The song marks the first time in Bond history that the films theme will be a duet. When we reported that Keys wanted to collaborate with White, we assumed it was just wishful thinking. We didnt think itd come to fruition so quickly, or that theyd make a Bond theme out of it. The soundtrack for Quantum isnt due out until October 28th. The White combination beat out rumored candidates Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis and Duffy for the right to try to join Duran Duran, Shirley Bassey and Carly Simon in the Bond theme hall of fame. Genres: Action Adventure Release Date: November 14, 2008 MPAA Rating: This film has been rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sexual content. Starring: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Gemma Arterton, Giancarlo Giannini, Jesper Christensen, Anatole Taubman, Rory Kinnear Directed By: Marc Forster Produced By: Anthony Waye, Barbara Broccoli www.blacktree.tv
Jack White Plays A Surprise Parking Lot Show At SXSW 2011
Watch White and Seasick Steve play an impromptu concert in front of the mobile record store/studio.
INSIDE LOOK: Jack White & Gary Oldman - Amex UNSTAGED
See what's in store for Jack White's American Express UNSTAGED performance, live on Friday, April 27 at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT at youtube.com/JackWhiteVEVO.
Jack White - Sixteen Saltines (Amex UNSTAGED)
Jack White performing "Sixteen Saltines" from the album Blunderbuss during his American Express UNSTAGED show on April 27, 2012 at New York City's Webster Hall. Directed by Gary Oldman. Be sure to check out Jack's debut album Blunderbuss, now available on iTunes«.
The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army (Live)
Seven Nation Army (Under Blackpool Lights)
Jack White - Love is Blindness
Jack White - Love is Blindness. Mel Borz, Catherine Malikova. Director of Photography ÔÇö Danny Salkhov. For the designer Alena Kochetkova. SeNsUaL DeSTiNaTiON.
IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE | Jack White "Mother Nature's Son" | PBS
This entire broadcast is now available for viewing online at video.pbs.org Jack White performs "Mother Nature's Son" in honor of Paul McCartney. "Paul McCartney: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House" airs on PBS Wednesday, July 28 at 8 pm ET (check local listings). To see when it airs near you, go to: www.pbs.org
Jack White - Love Interruption (Amex UNSTAGED)
Jack White performing "Love Interruption" from the album Blunderbuss during his American Express UNSTAGED show on April 27, 2012 at New York City's Webster Hall. Directed by Gary Oldman. Be sure to check out Jack's debut album Blunderbuss, now available on iTunes«.
Jack White - Love Interruption (Live on SNL)
Music video by Jack White performing Love Interruption. (C) 2011 NBC Studios, LLC
Jack White - I Fought Piranhas
Deleted scene from the brilliant "It Might Get Loud" documetary Property of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment www.sonypictures.com