RollingStone.com has a new article about Conan O'Brien. In it, you learn where and when Conan 1st met Jack:|
"How did you meet Jack White?
We've been friends for years. It was in a bowling ally in Detroit — I was hanging out in this bowling alley with some of my writers. We were shooting something, and Jack was there and we hung out for a while. He was really cool. He was just thanking me for putting young music, new music on the show, so we hung out and talked. And then years later, when he hit really big, he came up to me and said, "Remember me from the bowling alley?" And I said, "What?" It's just so weird that we have that bond. (Read more about O'Brien's special relationship with the White Stripes.)
This happened before the White Stripes had broken through?
It was a couple years before the White Stripes hit. He was just this kid that was talking to me in a bowling ally. And it was great. I'm so comfortable with him as an artist. I was telling Jack that I wouldn't have been comfortable with anyone else because you have to kind of give yourself over to Jack's world. I'm so comfortable with him. I had a great day [in Tennessee earlier in the week]. I just hung out at his house. Really just an amazing day and getting to do that show was a highlight."