Conan O’Brien and Jack White Perform “Twenty Flight Rock” on CONAN

If you didn’t catch it from last night, the video of White Stripes/Raconteurs/Dead Weather front man Jack White and ex-Tonight Show host/new basic cable network star Conan O’Brien performing on Coco’s new eponymous show on TBS is now up.

The two performed a cover of “Twenty Flight Rock,” which was featured on the LP of “Live at Third Man,” which is issued by Jack’s record label, Third Man Records.

Both were sporting facial hair, which Jack accessorizing his all black ensemble with a little newsboy cap, and Conan had a personalized guitar strap on for their duet:

Jack White to Release Vinyl Live Album of Conan O’Brien

As you may have heard, last night Conan O’Brien did an intimate 300-person gig in Nashville, TN at Third Man Records, with Jack White joining in for the encore.

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According to the post on Conan’s site, the entire concert was taped reel to reel so it could be pressed into a black and blue vinyl recording that would only be available to be sold to the folks that were at the show for a mere $20:

But the BEST part of the night was that the whole thing was being recorded on a reel to reel tape! Why reel to reel? Because tonight’s performance is going to be pressed into a record that people at the show could buy! Say it with me, party people: HOLY CRAP. What that also meant for the show was that halfway through, Conan & the band had to stop for a few minutes so that the reel could be changed! SO COOL.

Even if you weren’t one of the lucky few to get into the gig, you can still get your grubby little hands on a copy of the album, which is currently available for pre-order on the Third Man Records website. ONLY the folks who were at the show will receive the black and blue vinyl version. The album will ship in July.

In addition to the live LP, Third Man has also just announced that O’Brien recorded a spoken word Green Series 7” to be released by Third Man in the near future.

Shot of Conan onstage:
The sole blurry shot I got of Conan on stage (they were watch... on Twitpic

More bits about the show, there were commemorative t-shirts being sold with the Third Man Records logo men sporting swooshy red hairdos (natch) and “CONAN Third Man Records – June 10 2010” on the back.

The lucky guy from We Listen for You caught one of Conan’s guitar picks, which was printed with “TEAM CONAN.” Awesome!

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The setlist included: “Blue Moon of Kentucky” by Bill Monroe and made popular by Elvis Presley/ “Rock This Town” by the Stray Cats/ “Polk Salad Annie” by Tony Joe White and made popular by Elvis Presley/ “On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson/ “Monkey Business” by Skid Row (?) / “King Creole” by Elvis/ “Seven Nation Army” by White Stripes/ “The Weight” by The Band. ENCORE: “20 Flight Rock” by Eddie Cochran/ “40 Days” / “Creep” by Radiohead

Here’s a clip of Jack intro-ing Conan to the stage:

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VIDEO: White Stripes Perform on Conan O’Brien’s Last Late Night Show

As previously reported, the White Stripes appeared as the final musical guest on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. The duo, who previously had not performed live together in years, deviated from their standard set up of guitar and drums and instead Jack and Meg whipped out a pair of guitars to perform a slow, sweet version of “We Are Going to Be Friends.”


In introducing the band, Conan said he was “personally thrilled” that the group was performing for his last episode on Late Night.

Dressed in the standard color palate of red, white, and black, Jack and Meg stood side by side behind an old fashioned microphone. Jack, clothed in all black, took the lead by playing a white and red acoustic guitar and Meg, who wore a long white and red flower print prairie dress strummed along with an electric guitar using distortion.

As the Stripes sung out the last lines of the tune, “I can tell that we are going to be friends,” both Jack and Meg looked up and sang to one another. At the finish of the song, Conan came over to thank them, and while shaking hands with Jack, he leaned over and said that their performance “meant the world to me.”

Did you see the set? If so, what did you think of the WS reunion?

Missed the spot? Have no fear, the internets is here:

You can watch the entire episode on

CONFIRMED: White Stripes Play Once More for Conan’s Last Show in NYC

You’ve heard the rumors about the White Stripes possibly performing on Conan’s last show as host of Late Night on NBC. The rumors are true! The New York Times reports:

Jack White and Meg White, the rock duo better known as the White Stripes, will reunite to perform on the Feb. 20 broadcast of NBC’s “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” the band’s publicist said in an e-mail message. The show is Mr. O’Brien’s final episode as host of “Late Night” before Jimmy Fallon, the “Saturday Night Live” star, takes over on March 2; Mr. O’Brien becomes host of NBC’s “Tonight” show on June 1.

Who else is excited?!?!

The last time the duo performed together was in 2007.

This, unlike Ryan’s announcement = GOOD BDAY NEWS.

Jack White and/or The White Stripes on Conan, Feb 20

According to the interwebs, Jack White and/or The White Stripes will be guests on the Late Night with Conan O’Brien show here in NYC. Waiting for confirmation from a more reliable source…

As you may recall, The White Stripes have had a long love affair with Conan, appearing on his show multiple times, and even featuring him in their video for “Denial Twist”:

Thanks to O. for the head’s up.