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."
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