Jack White stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to promote his new career-spanning Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 compilation. After making fun of Fallon for playing “a beginner’s guitar for children,” he launched into a solo acoustic medley of the White Stripes’ “Love Is The Truth” and “You’ve Got Her In Your Pocket.” Watch their chat and White’s performance below.
White also gave an interview to NPR’s All Things Considered during which he discussed his Lemonade collab with Beyoncé for the first time:
You’re a business partner with Jay Z in his Tidal streaming service as well. Is that how Beyoncé got the idea of coming over and ringing your bell?
You know, I just talked to her and she said, “I wanna be in a band with you.” [Laughs.] I said, “Really? Well, I’d love to do something.” I’ve always loved her voice — I mean, I think she has the kind of soul singing voice of the days of Betty Davis or Aretha Franklin. She took just sort of a sketch of a lyrical outline and turned into the most bodacious, vicious, incredible song. I don’t even know what you’d classify it as — soul, rock and roll, whatever. “Don’t Hurt Yourself” is incredibly intense; I’m so amazed at what she did with it.
You can stream the interview below.
Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 is out now on Third Man/Columbia.