The White Stripes

Despite having their stage time cut in order to make way for Jane’s Addiction, The White Stripes stole the show at KROQ’s annual Weenie Roast.

The White Stripes were forced to shorten their set after Evanescence pulled out due to illness and Perry Farrel’s reformed group took their place.

However, Jack and Meg stormed through songs from ‘Elephant’, including ‘7 Nation Army’, ‘Ball And Biscuit’, and ‘In The Cold, Cold Night’ at the 11-hour radio station event held at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. Interpol, Hot Hot Heat and Blur all played alongside Godsmack, Deftones, Pink and the Foo Fighters.

Kelly OsbourneThe annual Weenie Roast also played host to some cool collaborations, including Liam Lynch with Dave Grohl and No Doubt’s Tony Kanal doing an impromptu version of ‘United States of Whatever’.

Kelly Osbourne was later spotted hanging backstage with Pink, despite ex-boyfriend Bert McCracken performing on the main stage with The Used.

The White Stripes were an American rock duo formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The group consisted of Jack White (songwriter, vocals, guitar, piano, and mandolin) and Meg White (drums and vocals). The White Stripes rose to prominence in 2002, as part of the garage rock revival scene.

Their successful and critically acclaimed albums White Blood Cells and Elephant drew attention from a large variety of media outlets in the United States and the United Kingdom, with the single ‘Seven Nation Army’ and its now-iconic guitar line becoming their signature song. The band recorded two more albums, Get Behind Me Satan in 2005 and Icky Thump in 2007, and dissolved in 2011 after a lengthy hiatus from performing and recording.

The White Stripes

Background information
Origin: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Genres: Blues rock garage rock alternative rock punk blues
Years active: 1997–2011
Labels: Warner Bros, V2, Third Man, Sub Pop, Sympathy for the Record Industry, Italy

© NME 28 June 2003

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