From Detroit. The history of Detroit. You're not ashamed to say you like Bob Seger are you Meg?
So have you guys had any good milkshakes?
Now what's the thing about milkshakes and The White Stripes, Meg?
You like judging each town by their milkshakes don't you there Jack?
So how have the milkshakes been on this tour?
Now speaking of Milkshakes and Billy Childish, how the hell is he?
And you guys were going to have him play behind you at the Top Of The Pops or something?
And then they shot him down?
Now Jack, that's much like how Courtney Love writes "Bitch" on her arm right?
You know what I mean though, right? Oh yes, I'm sure you ran into her the other night in L.A! I'm sure, we'll get into that later Jack White. But I was curious, Billy Childish in Europe. He's not revered too well is he? In Britain I heard he did a gig and the Von Bondies opened and the Von Bondies cancelled and then everybody left?
But it really sucks. All the people left. The Von Bondies cancel and nobody sticks around for Billy in his own town!
What was it like recording at Toe Rag Studios in England?
Did they have the same board that, like, The Beatles used?
And that's for your new album?
What impressed you about the studio Meg?
Really. Are they totally anal about that? Do they have like 1966 quarters in their pockets and stuff like that too?
Did you get a chance to hang with John Peel this time?
But you have seen him quite a few times. I saw you having lunch with him on the Internet!
An internet lunch!
Now has he told you any cool stories at all? I mean, c'mon, he's met everybody. There must be some little tidbit of information he gave you that must have made you really excited.
On A&M records?
No way! Not the $5,000 A&M Records one.
Thank you for setting me straight with my Sex...
And you are Jack...
And you are Jack White. And you are Meg?
And you are Meg?
And you are Jack?
No you're not. But you work off each other. You could be each other because you guys seem to have such great communication on stage. The other night on the MTV Movie Awards you were so separated. What's it like when you're so separated. Usually you're so close together and I love the way you're so close on stage. It's awesome.
Nobody else has that set-up do they Jack?
And you know what's also great about The White Stripes is you guys also cover a Dylan song from 1997. From 1997! That's like covering the Steel Wheels 'Mixed Emotion' Rolling Stones thingie.
That's so amazing. Like Dylan from '97.
Now speaking of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Well, not speaking, but let's bring Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada into this. Did you know there Meg White of The White Stripes that Loretta Lynn signed her first record deal in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada?
She signed to Zero Records!
And you guys like kinda customizing songs. Like you play Tallahassee and then you do-
So you're playing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and the White Stripes will do...
Do you have any Canadian stuff you could do? How about TV show themes? I mean, you grew up in Detroit. Do you have any, like, Canadian TV show themes? Or favourite Canadian TV shows?
Mr. Dressup? The Friendly Giant?
As covered by Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet.
Now in Detroit are there like old Motown guys on the street and stuff? Totally destitute?
I've heard that some guys that have recorded on some important works are totally on the street?
What's the Motown museum like?
Worth a visit?
But the Detroit sound. MC5-Stooges. Have any of your parents ever seen MC5 or The Stooges? Did they ever see the MC5 or Stooges?
What about Mitch Ryder. Have you met Mitch Ryder at all?
What about Ron Asheton of The Stooges?
I heard he has a very young girlfriend.
What's the importance of Ghetto Blaster Beer? Ghetto Blaster Beer?
The Romantics are from Detroit too aren't they?
And they wore a bit of red too.
Have any Romantics ever come to your gigs?
Really!? You met a Romantic?
What was the interaction like?
Did you kick out a Romantic cover at all?
Rock stars always do that. I once saw Ringo Starr and yelled "Hey, it's Ringo!" And he went [sarcastically] "That's my name!"