The White Stripes and the Flaming Lips rang in the New Year with a rollicking show at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom, replete with balloons, confetti, flashing lights and dancing plushies. With midnight approaching, the Lips' Wayne Coyne joined Jack and Meg White on the Stripes' "Seven Nation Army." "I poured a bunch of blood on my head, just to up the ante," says Coyne. "Some people will see this picture and assume Jack got drunk and beat the shit out of me."
This story is from the February 5th, 2004 issue of Rolling Stone.