The White Stripes drop new live album, ‘Live at the 40 Watt’

Another gem from Jack and Meg White’s archives.

Less than two weeks after releasing a Greatest Hits collection, The White Stripes have shared a new live album.

The 11-track album was recorded during Jack and Meg White’s 1999 set at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia, and includes early White Stripes material such as “Jimmy the Exploder” and a cover of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” which the band would later record and release as a B-side for “Hello Operator.” Live at the 40 Watt is exclusively available via Third Man Records’ Bandcamp page. Proceeds go to Fair Fight Action, a voting advocacy group founded by Georgia politician Stacey Abrams, to support their work protecting voters’ rights ahead of the Georgia runoff election.

Next year will mark a decade since the disbandment of The White Stripes. Though Meg has stayed out of the spotlight, Jack has since recorded several solo albums, the most recent being 2018’s Boarding House Reach. In October, he appeared on Saturday Night Live as a musical guest, where he paid subtle tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen by shredding on a customised EVH guitar.


Purchase Live at the 40 Watt here.

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