Jack White was joined by two special – but familiar – guests during a Wednesday night solo gig in his old hometown of Detroit. As Billboard reports, White’s Dead Weather bandmates Alison Mosshart and Dean Fertita came onstage for a surprise take on “I Cut Like a Buffalo,” a jolting rocker from their debut LP, 2009’s Horehound.
In the fan-shot video below, Mosshart and White share vocal duties as they charge through the song’s hard-hitting chorus. After finishing the tune, White picks up his bandmate and twirls her around acrobatically. The frontman reportedly played another Dead Weather track, “Blue Blood Blues,” during the encore without Mosshart and Fertita.
Back in December, the Dead Weather (which also includes bassist Jack Lawrence) returned with a terrifying new single, “Open Up (That’s Enough).” The track was mailed out as a seven-inch single as part of the Third Man Records Vault subscription series, with “Rough Detective” on the B-side. The band plans on recording more two-song sets until 2015, when they’ll put out an LP of those singles and album-only tracks.
This long-awaited new album, their first since 2010’s Sea of Cowards, will be the band’s third overall. Last year, White spoke to Rolling Stone about keeping the band alive despite the members’ various musical projects. “Our things pick their place for us. We don’t really sit down and pick them,” he said. “The Kills make a record or Queens of the Stone Age make a record, I make a record, and it all falls into place, you know? We didn’t know we were going to do two Dead Weather records in a row. We didn’t have any plan at all. We were just going to record a seven-inch, and it keeps going, and we make two albums’ worth of material.”