The White Stripes are still alive, playing Conan’s last show!

When word came yesterday that The White Stripes would be playing Conan O’Brien’s last night as host of Last Night with Conan O’Brien, the first thought that popped into my mid was the image of Max Weinberg, not Meg White, drumming away to “Icky Thump”. Imagine how epic the February 20th performance would be if Jack White actually had a good drummer backing him up?

I kid, I kid. We all love The White Stripes, especially Conan. He appeared in the band’s video for “Denial Twist”, while in 2007, the duo served as his musical guest and interviewee in 2007. So perhaps it’s only appropriate that Meg and Jack White will end their self-imposed on February 20th and help Conan cap off his late late night career with their first joint performance in over a year.

No word on who will be dealing the music on Conan’s first night as host of the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien come June 1, 2009, but based on history, he certainly has set quite a precedent for himself.

“Red Rain” (Live on Conan, 2005)

Interview w/ Conan, 2005


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