Jack White Unveils Interactive Timeline Featuring Classic White Stripes Videos & Rare Photos

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Jack White performs during Bonnaroo 2007 in Manchester, Tenn.

If you’re holding out for new White Stripes music, things aren’t looking too rosy. But these days Jack White devotees looking for nostalgia are in luck. Jack’s over a year removed from touring behind 2014’s Lazaretto and he’s shifted his focus to a variety of other projects -- among them a career-spanning acoustic album, and to go with it, he’s surprise-shared a rarity-filled timeline on his web site.

The interactive experience features 26 dates along White’s career, beginning in Oct. 1998. Each date contains media including videos of live performances, old gig posters and promotional shots. For instance, the 1998 signpost has some old photos of Jack and Meg White and a shot of the 7“ for “Sugar Never Tasted So Good,” along with the note that Jack often claimed he’d license the song to companies like NutraSweet and Splenda. Jack White, you guys. 

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And there are plenty of White Stripes, Jack White and Raconteurs videos, too -- some of them previously difficult to find online. We get the White Stripes’ first ever television performance (a spot on Detroit public television to play “Apple Blossom”) and a 2002 SNL gig, complete with a very random introduction from host John McCain. Some of the videos are hosted by Tidal, as White is one of the streaming service’s core proponents and investors. 

Take a look around the timeline here

The timeline arrives ahead of Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016, due out this Friday (Sept. 9). The Third Man/Columbia/XL release features acoustic odds and ends from the White Stripes, the Raconteurs and White’s solo material. Check out a sample here -- the White Stripes song “City Lights.”