Flashback: White Stripes Before Jack White's Calendar Filled Up


Has any artist this decade been busier than Jack White? The past 10 years alone have seen White emerge from relative obscurity to front three marquee bands — the White Stripes, the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather (with whom White is already plotting a new album) — plus produce country legends like Loretta Lynn and Wanda Jackson. On the big screen, White has rocked out alongside Jimmy Page and the Edge in It Might Get Loud and the Rolling Stones in Shine A Light, plus showed off his acting chops in Cold Mountain and Walk Hard. This week's Flashback looks back at White at the beginning of the millennium, with Meg and Jack performing their De Stijl standout "Hello Operator" in December 2000 at Chicago's Empty Bottle.

Bonus Flashback: The White Stripes cover Iggy Pop's "I'm Bored" in 1999 at their hometown Detroit's Gold Dollar:

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