Jack White dropped into SNL this past weekend to deliver a performance on two days notice — after country musician Morgan Waller, was uninvited from the show.

White’s appearance saw the musician rip through a number of the most treasured cuts from his catalogue, including Beyoncé collaboration, ‘Don’t Hurt Yourself’, and ‘Lazaretto.

He also performed a reworked version of White Stripes 2003 track ‘Ball And Biscuit’, which he interpolated with lyrics from ‘Jesus Is Coming Soon,’ a gospel song about the Spanish Flu, initially performed by Blind Willie Johnson.

Check out Jack White performing ‘Ball and Biscuit/Don’t Hurt Yourself/Jesus Is Coming Soon’ live on SNL:


For his performance of ‘Lazaretto’, Jack White paid tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen, by wielding a guitar designed for him by the late rocker.

“i thought it could be a nice gesture for me to use this blue eddie van halen model guitar for one of the songs tonight on SNL,” he wrote. “the guitar was designed by eddie (with a few customizations i had added).

“eddie was very kind to me and saw to it that this guitar was made for me to my specs. i wont even insult the man’s talent by trying to play one of his songs tonight. thanks again eddie for this guitar and rest in peace sir.”

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Check out ‘Lazaretto’ live on SNL:


Eddie Van Halen passed away on Tuesday, October 6th following a lengthy battle with lung cancer.

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