We knew Conan O'Brien could tear it up on the axe after we saw him play guitar alongside Neil Young on the last episode of his "Tonight Show." Coco lived up to his own high standards of rock on the premiere of his new TBS talk show last night (Nov. 8) by dueting with Jack White.
Video: Conan O'Brien and Jack White Perform "Twenty Flight Rock"
Keeping up with the White Stripes/Raconteurs/Dead Weather rocker is no easy feat, but Coco and Jack are old pals. The two met in a Detroit bowling alley before the White Stripes took off with in 2002 with "Fell in Love With a Girl." In the clip, it's obvious the two are chummy, as they shove each other playfully while shredding on stage.
White and O'Brien also recorded the vinyl LP "Conan O'Brien - Live At Third Man" together this past summer at Jack's Third Man Records in Nashville. Featured on the album is Eddie Cochran's 1956 song "Twenty Flight Rock," the song the duo performed Monday alongside Conan's new house band, Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band.
Sporting his "Conan" guitar strap, our favorite red-headed comedian not only wailed on the guitar -- he channeled Elvis with his hearty vocals. Meanwhile, Jack White rocked an all-black emsemble and the addition of a new mustache/goatee combo (also known as a Van Dyke beard), which aged him slightly.
The first two weeks of musical guests on "Conan" are rock-heavy, so perhaps we can expect Coco to bust out his guitar again soon. Soundgarden performs tonight (Nov. 9) on "Conan," Ben Harper supergroup Firstful of Mercy tomorrow (Nov. 10), Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings on Nov. 15, Kid Rock on Nov. 17, and the Decemberists on Nov. 18.