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Meg White Makes Cameo During Raconteurs Concert

June 9, 2008 2:45 PM ET

Ten months after her acute anxiety forced the White Stripes to cancel their 2007 autumn tour, Meg White made a surprise return to the stage this weekend during her a Raconteurs concert in Detroit. Meg White emerged after the encore break, accompanied by only Jack, and sat at the drum kit and banged on a couple of drums. "Hey everybody, this is Meg White," Jack announced as the crowd erupted. The duo didn't perform any songs, however, nor did Meg sit in for the encores, as she exited the stage while the remaining Raconteurs came back to play the final songs. Still, the reemergence of Meg White onstage gives Stripes fans hope the duo will once again reclaim the stage. Jack White has already admitted the former husband/wife team is at work on the seventh album.

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