Jack White at Glastonbury 2014: Best songs to download and why you should watch his set

The White Stripes member is known for his legendary guitar riffs and solos

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Who is he? Born John Anthony Gillis, Jack White is the warm-up act for this year’s headliner Metallica. The 38-year-old American singer-songwriter released his debut solo album in 2012 after leading three successful bands: The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather and, most notably, The White Stripes.

White has collaborated with a variety of artists, including working with Alicia Keys on the Quantum of Solace theme song "Another Way to Die". White’s legendary guitar riffs and solos have put him at number 70 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists", so Glastonbury goers can look forward to some mind-melting air guitar playing.

When is he performing? White will be performing live on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday at 7.30pm.

When can I catch him on TV? Coverage of White's set will be shown on BBC Three from 8pm on Saturday night, alongside that of Lana Del Rey.

 

Why watch his set? Earlier this month White released his second solo album, Lazaretto, selling a massive 138,000 copies in its first week. The album has made music history, achieving the most vinyl sales made in one week since records began in 1991, so it’s safe to say that White can expect a colossal crowd at Glastonbury this year.

 

 

Best Jack White hits to download

1) Fell in Love With a Girl - The White Stripes

2) Blue Orchid – The White Stripes

3) Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

4) Lazaretto – Jack White

5) I’m Shakin’ – Jack White

Recommended for Jack White fans: The Black Keys – The Pyramid Stage, Sunday 7.45pm

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