Posted in comedy | music | pictures on June 24, 2011

photos by Ryan Muir

Jack White and Stephen Colbert

I think it went something like this:

  1. Jack White "discovers" the Black Belles, releases a 7" on his Third Man Records label in 2010.
  2. The White Stripes break up.
  3. Jack White gets a divorce.
  4. The Black Belles remain mysterious, but then suddenly show up as the musical guest on the Colbert Report Thursday night. This is of course the same week Colbert is airing three Jack White segments, so it's not that surprising that one of Jack's bands would play the final night.
  5. The Black Belles, introduced by Jack on the TV show, end up playing with Stephen Colbert as their frontman. (watch below)
  6. The song they play is the debut and announcement of a new Stephen Colbert and Black Belles single on Third Man Records. Like Conan O'Brien before him, Stephen Colbert is now officially part of the Third Man family.
  7. Jack and Stephen also announce that they will appear in NYC at The Lot at the High Line the very next day at 11am (aka earlier today, Friday, June 24, 2011). Their plan is to sell the record.
  8. But first Jack goes bowling.
  9. On Friday morning and afternoon, they sell that record out of the Third Man Records Rolling Record Store that made its debut at SXSW.
  10. Not surprisingly, large crowds gather at the High Line to get a record. Those in attendance witness Jack and Stephen sing the National Anthem followed by Stephen and The Black Belles performing their song.
  11. The event ends with an autograph signing
Video of the The Black Belles playing the song on Colbert, audio of the single (a side and b side), and more pictures and videos from the whole High Line event, below...

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Stephen Colbert with The Black Belles - Charlene II (I'm Over You) - on TV

Stephen Colbert & The Black Belles - Charlene II (I'm Over You)

The Black Belles - Charlene (I'm Right Behind You)

pics from the NYC event....

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Comments (86)

What's Jack White's deal? He said Meg White was his sister, but they were really married? That's fuckin weird,man.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 5:23 PM

Yeah, I don't get it - I mean where are those red and white outfits anyway?

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 5:27 PM

Why is Jack still wearing his wedding ring on the third Colbert episode?

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 5:31 PM

lol

Posted by isfet | June 24, 2011 5:33 PM

the black belles paid their dues

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 5:36 PM

The tri-color 7 inch is already on Ebay. Current bid is $102.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 5:37 PM

Actually, it went something like this:

1) Lame shit happened.

That is all.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 5:43 PM

YAWN

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 5:47 PM

Dear Jack White

I desperately want my sophomore year of high school 1993 hair style back.

Yours Truly
K_K, Now Bald

Posted by Klaus Kinski | June 24, 2011 5:57 PM

jack white kinda sucks but colbert is such a boss

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 6:01 PM

Look kids ... there is the one they called Jack White. Well, he thought that he was newsworthy way back in the early 2000's, but we all knew that his 15 minutes were up halfway through that first Grammys performance of "Seven Nation Army". See how he's still trying to wave the bloggers over to himself? Yes, sweetie, it is sad.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 6:01 PM

Colbert is not funny, and he's hitching his post-Comedy Central wagon to the wrong "star"

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 6:02 PM

1. Lotus Flower
2. 15 Step
3. Morning Mr Magpie
4. Little by Little
5. All I Need
6. Separator
7. Give Up The Ghost
8. Arpeggi
9. Staircase
10. I Might Be Wrong
11. Bloom
12. Reckoner
13. The Daily Mail

Encore
14. Street Spirit

Posted by Radiohead's Glastonbury setlist | June 24, 2011 6:14 PM

Why is there so much Jack haterade on here? If it wasn't for the success of the White Stripes in the early 2000's, blogs like this wouldn't have become so popular, the Grammys wouldn't have given a shit about bands like Arcade Fire, and... Oh wait..that's why you hate him! Sorry Jack made indie "cool" again.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 6:18 PM

You are all aware that Jack White is the only good thing people will remember about this miserable era in music right?

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 6:19 PM

some people need to lighten up

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 6:23 PM

That kid with the home made guitar fucking rules.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 6:30 PM

i love stephen colbert, but, i... just dont get this.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 6:43 PM

Jack White is awesome, Raconteurs is my preferred band with him. But we can all agree he's mentoring these girls with his penis, right?

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 7:21 PM

Jack white is not indie 6:18 PM although he does rip off other indie bands from the 80's and 90's like Flat Duo jets. And my god hes not anything to remember or new unless you like rock star posturing 6:19 PM.
Hes the hipsterish version of those John Mayer types who regurgitate the blues from the people who never got their proper dues and pay.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 7:25 PM

jack white is very talented and colbert is hilarious. none of you bitches could do anything as close as good to what these 2 do in their respected professions.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 7:29 PM

you can stop writing about either of the whites. this stuff is painfully boring

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 7:30 PM

Jack's ring is on his right hand now. I guess he just digs the ring and doesn't want it to go to waste.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 7:36 PM

@7:25- Flat Dou Jets may of been around before him but Jack White does it better when it comes to making more memorable music

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 7:37 PM

White? All I see is silly black costume party hair dye thats going fall into the Hudson river.

Colbert is talented, but a little full of it now days and was more interesting creatively on Strangers With Candy shows.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 7:38 PM

I agree that it's time to put away the hair dye.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 7:48 PM

Robert Palmer did this kind of thing in the 80s, with girls in white dresses.

Never thought "Addicted To Love" would actually be cool, but it is SSSSSOOOOOOOOOOO much cooler than this press conferenced nightmare

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 7:52 PM

@7:25pm There are very few artists in the public eye who represent the independent/DIY ethos as well as Jack. He may not be on an indie label, but his work ethic and artistic goals are fiercely independent. He is DIY to the core. Being indie should be more about self-reliance than what label someone is on. At one point Jack was on an indie label too and he was when they got noticed, so the subsequent fame of the WS drew attention to the indie scene in the press. That is what I was trying to say.

PS
Jack acknowledges and supports the Flat Duo Jets every chance he gets.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 8:05 PM

But 8:05
he still stinks and the white stripes were never any good

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 8:39 PM

8:05
hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
you are a fucking moron
i am laughing because you are not capable of seeing it
and that is truly hilarious

keep writing, poser. i love reading your apologies for Jack White.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 8:40 PM

@8:40 Oh really? So are you saying Jack doesn't do anything himself and someone else has been doing all the work for him? (I know you're going to say "he's been stealing other people's work" that's not my point)* That's all I was saying. Please tell me how Jack is not DIY?

*The majority of the artists people like on this site are derivative as fuck. Don't know why Jack has to be singled out.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 8:50 PM

@8:50, this is 8:40 here - don't put words in my mouth, I said no such thing. What I did say is that you are a fucking moron and I am finding it distractingly funny your singleminded defense of Jack White, You have no idea how much the joke is on you. You really should show the thread to a friend and really listen to his observations.
Keep writing, it's hilarious

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 8:59 PM

this is 8:40 again. I just you all to know what a fucking cocksucker I am and you none of you should take what I say seriously. Thank you

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 9:02 PM

I thought he seemed funny and laid back on the show. The Catholic Throwdown was hilarious. That said, the Black Belles are completely uninteresting. Don't know why he's pushing them so hard.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 9:03 PM

9:02 ≠ 8:40.
9:02 is however 8:05, 8:50, 9:03, etc.

What a douche!

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 9:09 PM

Jack White
Not a Jew

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 9:12 PM

Instead of fighting as "times" why don't you dipshits just fill in the name field for cripes.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 9:15 PM

@9:03pm Jack is literally pushing one of them hard. That's why.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 9:20 PM

"Instead of fighting as "times" why don't you dipshits just fill in the name field for cripes."

says the person who replied as "anonymous"

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 9:29 PM

meg white has fat tits.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 9:33 PM

Ginger or Mary Ann?

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 9:34 PM

I still can't decide. I never realized how much Jack White is Edward Scissorhands. I know I am not supposed to, but I do, I think it's cool that I can't really figure him out. yes, that's indie and it's on purpose, but I fell for it.

Posted by Theresawear | June 24, 2011 9:40 PM

SPAM ALERT ON ISLE 3

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 9:42 PM

Michael Jackson + Rosie O'Donuts = Jack White

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 10:02 PM

BV takes $ from JW

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 11:55 PM

Wow great photos.
Did you really need to post 200 photos of this?
One word: EDIT

Posted by SERIOUSLY | June 25, 2011 12:03 AM

The Black Belles make Karen's record sound good.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 12:20 AM

Fuck Jack white and both his chins. He was never interesting in the first place. Let's move on.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 12:35 AM

I heard that Jack White said he was married to Meg White to hide his relationship with frohawk and his addiction for James Murphy's famous hummus recipe.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 12:58 AM

This seems like a horrible attention-seeking mess. Mr. White should just retire gracefully. This shit is hack.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 1:04 AM

I miss the early early 2000s Jack White, before he became a total douchey rock star. So lame nowadays.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 1:06 AM

The Black Belles are female Bucketheads.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 1:28 AM

Remember when Jack White had a concert in Canada and only played one note. Oh Yea, he has always sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 1:45 AM

Remember when that one person who didn't like Jack White posted all that shit on that blog about him pretending to be more than one person

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 2:14 AM

moron of the day award goes to 9:29, who posted as anonymous

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 6:31 AM

moron of the day award goes to 9:29, for "giving" the award to a poster from the previous day.
isn't it time for mom to bring you down to Score! for your math tutoring now?

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 8:27 AM

moron of the day award goes to me (8:27) for not replacing "9:29" with "6:31".
6:31 is still a retard, though. Meth is a bad drug dude - you better watch that.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 8:29 AM

Remember when Jack White music was entertaining and engaging? Yeah, me neither.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 9:24 AM

Jack White is one of the most over-rated musicians in the world!

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 10:12 AM

(Jack White) / rated

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 10:54 AM

Why do people think jack white is a good musician?

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 11:36 AM

11:36-because he is

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 11:56 AM

why do some people seem to hate Jack White? it is because he is the only great musician alive right now? Yes

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 12:02 PM

Jack was funny on these shows, but the Black Belles are nothing special.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 12:17 PM

when is jack gonna shut up and play his guitar?

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 12:32 PM

so jack's not a musician now, he's a promoter?
is he like the new puff daddy?

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 12:37 PM

weak song...

jack needs meg...

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 12:38 PM

tired of jack and his instantly collectable vinyl... what a scam... and people are buying it...

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 12:40 PM

@12:37 Making The Band: The Black Belles would be entertaining.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 12:47 PM

>>Jack white is not indie 6:18 PM although he does rip off other indie bands from the 80's and 90's like Flat Duo jets.

oh no you didn't!!! mother. FUCKER!

did we not have class many moons ago? fercryinoutloud.

listen you ass wipe.

'80s and '90s.

NOT 80's and 90's.

get it? got it. good. no pay the fuck attention next time you post here on this jack white blog. i keed, i keed. i actually think j.w. is great, and i'm pretty shocked to see all the hate being posted. don't you kiddies have a billybuger to shove down your parent-funded throats?

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 12:52 PM

How is this funny?

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 1:49 PM

there are two ways to be DIY. one is when you have nothing and HAVE to to do it yourself and the other is when you are a multi millionaire and choose to do what you want.. (with a big staff and publicist , etc) Jack definitely falls in the latter....

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 2:08 PM

12:52 may be the biggest shithead I have ever read on this blog.
And that's saying a lot.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 8:05 PM

Jack White is looking more n more like Michael Jackson with every passing day

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2011 2:00 PM

Pathetic. And sad. Or sad and pathetic. Band's not that bad from what they aired. Too bad they got cut off mid-track after they whored themselves out...

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2011 3:20 PM

"Jack White is looking more n more like Michael Jackson with every passing day"

Happy anniversary.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2011 4:28 PM

even christ said christ he flows quite nicely

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2011 10:16 PM

Jack, what is with that Betty Boop hair?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2011 11:12 PM

What's the scoop, Betty Boop?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2011 11:26 PM

Know what I mean, jelly bean?
Sure do, cashew!
Make yer heart flutter, peanut butter.
Better get wise, bug eyes!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2011 11:27 PM

Seems like Jack white is having a midlife crisis, he needs to retire his hack ass and his bald spot.

Posted by Sucker | June 27, 2011 12:35 AM

what Jack White will not do for $$$$
the guy is a fucking Embarrassment!

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 7:59 AM

So at the bowling alley the Black Belles followed behind Jack in a straight line? Huh? Is that part of the act?

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 5:27 PM

Love Stephen, great show, and this was just a great bit of entertainment go go go :)

Posted by Darrell | June 27, 2011 11:36 PM

It's all so contrived.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2011 10:23 AM

Really still love their music.

Posted by Gordon | February 17, 2012 10:54 AM

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