Well, I think we were all safe in assuming his long-awaited debut as a solo artist would be, shall we say, extravagant. As promised, Jack White was the musical guest on March 3's Lindsay Lohan-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live, where he performed "Love Interruption," the first single from his forthcoming Blunderbuss (out April 24), along with "Sixteen Saltines." You can see the former above and the latter after the jump.
As you'll notice — unless you're gender-blind, that is — the rumors that White has assembled both an all-female and an all-male band can now be resolutely confirmed. Fellow Nashville residents exist on either side of the gender fence: Brooke Waggoner and Sam & Ruby's Ruby Amanfu, among others, assisted Mr. White in performing "Love Interruption," while local fiddle legend Fats Kaplin and mandolin-toting Old Crow Medicine Show member Cory Younts rocked along on the considerably more bombastic "Sixteen Saltines." So what do you think of the segregation of the sexes? Novel approach? Strange theater? Interesting? Arbitrary? Decadent? All I know is I enjoyed watching that beast of a drummer on "Saltines."