BLACK REBEL HIT THE RIGHT BUTTONS

And the band tell NME.COM they planned for Meg White to join them on stage...

BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB did an anthemic cover of WHITE STRIPES’ ‘THE HARDEST BUTTON TO BUTTON’ at their CARLING WEEKEND: READING show this evening.

The band, watched by Stripes drummer and friend Meg White did a version of the song halfway through their set this evening. BRMC are only on the bill because the Stripes pulled out of the event at the 11th hour following Jack White’s car crash.

Speaking exclusively to NME.COM backstage after he came offstage, BRMC’s Peter Hayes said Meg was asked to perform the cover with them on the stage, but it never quite happened.

He said: “We did a lot of work for this. We were surprised, really really surprised. We picked ‘The Hardest Button To Button’ because I can’t play slide guitar like Jack does. I can’t remember the words either so Robert picked the one he could sing.It would’ve been great if Meg could’ve done it with us. Hopefully we did it justice. It was done out of love.”

Earlier this afternoon Meg was spotted drinking with Robert Turner from Black Rebel, watching Detroit’s The Soledad Brothers.

The drummer was in great spirits, signing autographs for fans and chatting, telling them Jack’s on the mend.