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White Stripes reunite in Detroit

Reunited, and it feels so good
Reunited, and it feels so good

The White Stripes reunited onstage two nights ago during a Raconteurs show at the Fillmore Detroit. Sadly, no actual Stripes music was played.

As The Raconteurs took an encore break, Jack Whitewas accompanied onstage by his ex-wife and Stripes's drummer Meg White, who sat at Patrick Keeler's kit and tapped thoughtfully on some of the drums.

The crowd in the Stripes's hometown went berserk, thinking it was about to see a surprise performance by the duo. But when the rest of The Raconteurs returned to the stage, Brendan Benson exclaimed "Whoa...wrong band!" Meg promptly got up and walked off, leaving the band to its encore.

The Stripes have been off the road since last September, when Meg's "acute anxiety" forced the band to cancel dates in the US and UK. Jack White has said the duo has already started working on its seventh studio album.

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.