Jack White and the studio for his label Third Man Records have both appeared on a show called American Pickers on the US History Channel.
The White Stripes‘ former frontman appeared on American Pickers, which was broadcast in the US earlier this week. In it he bartered for an elephant’s head and attempted to sell a photobooth and jukebox to the show’s hosts at his Third Man Records studio in Nashville. The photobooth was used in the video for ‘Hang You From The Heavens’ by The Dead Weather.
“That is the weirdest looking giraffe I’ve ever seen,” jokes White as the taxidermied elephant head is unpacked in front of him. “I love the majesty of taxidermy,” he adds in an online clip from the show.
American Pickers sees two men – Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz – travel across the United States and “scour the country’s junkyards, basements and barns for hidden gems”. For more information visit: history.com/shows/american-pickers
Since leaving The White Stripes, White has collaborated with rappers the Insane Clown Posse and released a remix album featuring Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Beck, and Mark Lanegan on Third Man Records.
Jack White recently revealed that he has collaborated with Tom Jones for a one-off release on Third Man Records. The Welsh crooner recorded a version of his 2002 track ‘Jezebel’ and a cover of Howlin’ Wolf’s ‘Evil’ for the release, which is set to be the latest in the label’s ‘Blue Series’.
White told Mojo that Jones “impressed the shit out of everybody” during the sessions. No release date has yet been confirmed for the tracks.