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captioning sponsored by cbs >> an unexpected sharp drop in subscribers has netflix considering changes to its service. the streaming giant lost 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of this year. >> and now netflix is like, okay, we need to figure out how to raise more money from our subscribers. so they're considering a product that's cheaper but with commercials, so advertisers are dealing with some of the cost. >> here at netflix, we're always loking for ways to stay afloat, and since our top minds couldn't figure out how to stop people from sharing passwords like hamburger123, we'll now be seamlessly integrating products into our content. introducing netflix lite. enjoy your favorite shows, like "squid game." or "love is blind," where
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contestants propose without seeing each other. >> will you marry me? >> or take in a reality show like "queer eye." >> they're gay! >> netflix lite, where you can still watch "bridgerton." >> oh, yeah! >> announcer: it's "the late show with stephen colbert." and now, live on tape from the ed sullivan theater in new york city, it's stephen colbert! ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ( cheers and applause )
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>> stephen: wooo! some shiny pants, man! hey, everybody! welcome, welcome, one and all to "the late show." i am your host, stephen colbert. ( cheers and applause ) ladies and gentlemen, it's 4/20. and you know what that means. that's right, it's national lima bean respect day! that's right! the world's most respectable edible! today's all about getting baked... beans. remember, you don't have to like lima beans today. but you damn sure better respect them. you take off your hat when you eat that bean, mister!
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beans, beans the magical fruit, the more you eat, the more you salute! ( laughter ) ( applause ) now... i'm serious. as we always don this solemn day, let's take a look at the official lima bean respect day timeline. as you can see, in the 1500s, lima beans are discovered. next major event-- 2000s: national lima bean respect day. ( laughter ) just those two. just those two. they spent the 500 years in between getting shoved under the mashed potatoes. ( laughter ) now, for those less respectful of bean, 4/20 is also the unofficial holiday for marijuana. now-- ( cheers and applause ). okay. time for all you doobie-lovin' potheads to get up to your usual smokey hijinks: folding laundry and hoping half a gummy will help you fall asleep. ( laughter ) ( applause ) party!
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this year is a big one for 4/20, because new polling shows 37% of americans say they use weed, while the remaining 63% say they were just holding it for a friend. and the tide seems to be turning on legalization. two-thirds of americans want recreational marijuana use to be legal under federal law and in their own state. now-- ( cheers and applause ) if you smoke, obviously, you want it to be legal. but even among those who say they never use marijuana, a majority favor legalization. well, that makes sense. marijuana is tame compared to other controlled substances. its most dangerous side effect is making hacky sack seem like a sport. ( laughter ) legalizing marijuana could also help fight racism, because black people are 264% more likely than white people to be arrested for cannabis possession, even though they use at similar rates. okay, that stat comes from a
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true authority on recreational marijuana: the twitter feed of ben & jerry's. ( laughter ) you can trust-- you can trust that information, because no one knows cannabis like the guys who garcia and stephen colbert's americone dream. ( cheers and applause ) there you go. oh, yeah. there you go. mmm. mmm. ( cheers and applause ) my glaucoma is getting better already. all proceeds to charity. of course, the trippiest truth about marijuana is that even though it's legal in 37 states, recreational marijuana use remains illegal at the federal level, because g.o.p. lawmakers still oppose legalizing weed. come on, mitch mcconnell! don't be a square.
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or whatever shape you are ( laughter ) i want to say... decorative gourd? ( laughter ) ( applause ) one-- ( cheers and applause ) there you go. ( bleep ) there you go. ( cheers and applause ) my doctor says it's one of the best sources of waffle cone chunk. one bright spark in this week's news-bowl is that new jersey is about to begin adult recreational cannabis sales. that is exciting news, but it means new yorkers will have to do the unthinkable: drive to new jersey on purpose. ( laughter ) the move is overwhelmingly supported by state residents,
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who can now look forward to jersey-specific strains like: jon bong jovi, bruce springstrain, joint stewart, and of course, stoney soprano's ganjago ( laughter ) ( applause ) the weirdest part-- ( applause ) the weirdest part of this story is that jersey will start sales tomorrow, on 4/21, the day after 4/20! what are they, high? had ( laughter ) that's not legal 'til tomorrow! but not everybody in the hydroponic garden state might get to enjoy the mary jane, because at a press conference, new jersey governor phil murphy said he's open to changing the rules to effectively bar police officers from getting high while they're off duty. it's all part of governor murphy's plan to defund the police. murphy's plan to defun the police. ( laughter ) but, you gotta be careful-- ( applause ) sure. why not? i'm not sure that was worth that.
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not sure that was worth that. but you gotta be careful if you're getting your cannabis in the form of edibles, because experts say copycat packaging of popular snacks could lead to dangerous mix-ups with your edibles. take a look at one these packages: those aren't regular doritos you eat when you're high. they're doritos you eat when you want to get high. and i can't t with "nacho cheese" flavor and completely missed the obvious: "are you cool?... ranch." ( laughter ) one spokesperson for the national confectioners association, which is a real thing, said this: "many cannabis edibles companies are overstepping on marketing in an egregious way." careful. we've all seen what happens to people who piss off candy makers. ( laughter ) ( applause ). i need a cup of coffee. i need-- ( cheering )
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now, not all the "nugs" are "diggity-dank," as the cool kids definitely say. in fact, the folks at "vice news" decided to look for the worst weed in the world, which is evidently a paraguayan variety called "paraguayo." it's compacted into a brick to make it easier to smuggle, often mixed with marmalade to help it stick together and compact. marmalade marijuana is, of course, the kind favored by "pottington bear." ( laughter ) and if jammy ganja wasn't gross enough, the gangs who press the bricks regularly leave the seeds inside, which release a urine- ish smell into the marijuana, which could be tough to explain. ( as mom, sniffing ) "matthew? are you smoking weed in there?" ( as kid ) "no, mom! it's fine! me and my buddies are peeing on each other! it's for a school project!" congress, congress-- this would be a great year to legalize cannabis nationally. because i think we all need a little something to take the
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edge off. so far, this year's all edge. for instance, we are almost eight weeks into putin's attack on ukraine. after a brief lull, russia launched a massive assault on the eastern donbas region that the kremlin calls "another phase" of its ukraine invasion. oh, sure, just another phase putin is going through. this year it's war crimes. last year it was goth. ( laughter ) since invading, russia has taken heavy losses, both militarily and economically and, reportedly, kremlin insiders are now alarmed over the growing toll of putin's war in ukraine. careful. kremlin insiders have a way of becoming kremlin outsiders, especially if they're sitting near a window. ( laughter ) now, to avoid hearing from a bunch of dimitri downers, putin has isolated himself further, relying on a narrowing circle of hardline advisers. only the most feared and despised remain around putin's giant table: joseph stalin's mustache, the guy who killed john wick's dog, shake from "love is blind," "bridgerton's"
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lord featherington, the mypillow guy, but, of course, putin's cruelest adviser... is potato. ( laughter ) ( cheers and applause ) speaking-- long walk. long walk. >> jon: ♪ i'm walking, yes indeed. >> stephen: speaking of couch potatoes: netflix. today, their stock price dropped over 35% after they announced they had lost 200,000 subscribers. that's a lot! explains why they've changed their pop-up message from "are you still watching?" to "come back! please! i can change! do you want dvds again?!" ( laughter ) netflix is blaming the loss of subscribers on a combination of factors, like the growth of competitive services. yeah, they're not the only game in town anymore. it used to be just "netflix and chill." now you can "hbo max and relax," "hulu and woo-hoo," and "peacock." ( laughter )
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( applause ) netflix, used to-- used to go-- really? really? i'm surprised. slightly surprised. netflix used to be the go-to spot for big tv and film, but now, other streamers have taken back a lot of stuff that used to run on netflix and put it on their own services. yeah, like "star trek." that used to be on netflix, and now it's exclusively on paramount+ paramount+, a mountain of reruns we never thought you'd pay for. netflix is also blaming the subscriber slowdown on password sharing and vowing to crack down. what?! absolutely not! you have the legal right to use your ex-girlfriend's password until she gets married. then you return it to her as a wedding gift. ( laughter ) we've got a great show for you tonight, my guests are alexander skarsgard and musician jack white.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ( applause ) >> stephen: jon batiste and stay human, everybody! ( applause ) nice, nice. nice, nice. jon, we've got two-- two of my favorite buddies are on the show tonight. alexander skarsgard. >> jon: yeah alexander skarsgard. >> stephen: who is the star of the new movie "the northman." yeah a lot of abs in that movie. >> he's showing it all. >> stephen: he's got, like, a seven-pack. >> jon: you got to sell the tickets. >> stephen: you've got to. nothing like a little butt to put those butts in the seat. that's going to be a lot of fun tonight, always fun to talk to. and brilliant musician jack white is going to be here
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tonight. ( applause ) folks, there's news from florida-- a.k.a., america's skin tag. we really gotta get that looked at. probably benign, but worth removing. there's a fight brewing between disney and florida governor and man learning not to feed his snapping turtle pantsless, ron desantis. governor desantis is upset because disney has vowed to help have florida's "don't say gay" bill repealed. ( cheers and applause ) desantis wants disney to return to celebrating traditional family units: one woman and seven dwarves, as god intended. so, yesterday, desantis moved to strip disney of self-governing power. now, what is disney's self- governing power? well, since 1967, disney has been responsible for local governance in and around disney
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♪ ♪ ♪ ( applause ) >> stephen: hey, everybody! welcome back! ladies and gentlemen, my first guest tonight is an emmy award- winning actor you know from "true blood," "big little lies," and "succession." he now stars in the new movie "the northman." please welcome back to "the late show," alexander skarsgard! ♪ ♪ ♪ ( applause ) there you go. ( cheers and applause )
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>> stephen: good to see you again. >> it's good to see you again. it's been a while. >> stephen: it's always nice to have you here. it's particularly nice to have you here because i wanted to thank you in person for something you did for me over a year ago, a year and a half ago, because it's a while you've been on here because of covid. for people who don't know, i did a part on a show called "girls five-eva" and i placed a music director, arf music. >> actually, i haven't seen it. >> stephen: you never saw it, no. i knew i didn't want to do-- i called you up because i didn't want to do like swedish chef. so i wanted something that was identifiably swedish but not super over the top. you were on your way home for christmas, right? >> i was in stockholm in south stockholm, where i'm from. i was at a local coffee shop when you called. >> stephen: yes. >> i guess you figured, being a- - needing a swede, i know a
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swede. i'll call alexander. >> stephen: meat ball recipes. >> and i couldn't be more than happy to oblige. >> stephen: you said, "can i call you later tonight, and i might be drunk." you had some party to go to. you couldn't be better. you recorded every line for me. and i did my best. i don't know if you had a chance-- you did not have a chance-- >> i hadn't had a chance. >> stephen: seulstromming. what's the acid test? >> the master class would be... it means seven sea sick sailors. so... (.laughter ). >> stephen: what? ( laughter ) wheu?
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>> wheu. hooka. >> stephen: hooka. >> sea sick. >> stephen: sea sick. >> where men. now put them together. ( laughter ) ( applause ) >> i'm not going to sound like the swedish chef, but here i go. more than happy to oblige. glad i could help. >> stephen: alexander skarsgard, let's get down to the heat of the meat here. i have seen your new movie, "the northman," and i will give people an idea of the tone with this photograph right here. this is you raiding a village. there it is. ( cheering ) >> light fun comedy for the whole family. >> stephen: it is.
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there's-- you mess up that village real good in this scene. you also produced it. how long did it take to produce these? the abs we know you have. but these, your traps, man. these traps up here, it's like you got two sourdough loaves up there. was it just nothing but shrugs? how long did it take to get the traps? >> we should have just glued on some sourdoughs up there. it would have been way easier. >> stephen: that's extraordinary. >> i just had to kind of carry rocks around for months, like boulders around. >> stephen: this movie is-- it's a revenge thriller... >> musical? >> stephen: mystical. i was going to say mystical, because it's mystical. as we were saying backstage, one of the things i love about this is that it really takes nordic mythology seriously, and the responsibility to avenge his father-- i am not giving
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anything away-- you avenge ethan hawke, your father. it's in the trailer. and the gods have this in their own subtle and organic and naturalistic way. what is it about the story, you're not only starring, you're the producer-- why is this story so important to you? >> i really wanted to capture it. i had never seen that on a big screen, the norse mythology come to life. >> stephen: they're viking movies but they're kind of glossy. >> the idea was to try to capture the supernatural elements that are fantastical and supernatural to modern-day audience. the goal was to-- for people to feel transported back in time and see the world through amleth's eyes 1,000 years ago. so all these scenes in which he gets-- has to fight a seven-foot giant skeleton, or gets picked up are supernatural and crazy to us, potentially, but to him it's
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100% real. everything makes sense to him. it's like these are stories she's been told since he was young. there's no reason for him to question it. there was no such thing as a viking atheist. that was kind of the goal in trying to capture that. >> stephen: we have to take a quick break, but when we come back, i will ask alexander if there is any particular prop he has taken from his latest movie, "the northman." it might surprise you. ♪ ♪ ♪ ( applause ) mom's here! i want that one! ok, go for it. ♪ ♪ at is not how it went! ok(laughter)t. (laughter) (children's laughter) we need to do this more often! (vo) when it comes to safety, (laughter) who has more iihs top safety pick plus awards— the highest level of safety you can earn? subaru. when it comes to longevity, who has the highest percentage of
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♪ ♪ ♪ ( applause ). >> stephen: hey. we can talk. it's all right. hey, everybody. we're back with the star of the new movie "the northman," alexander skarsgard. you shoot a lot of this in iceland, which is like a time capsule of the nordic world. >> in northern ireland and iceland. >> stephen: northern ireland and iceland. it looks very chilly, this shooting. there's a lot of like-- i've been in the water up in iceland. it's really cold. they show you guys wading ashore in iceland. you're wet a lot in this movie. >> yup. >> stephen: was it-- was it a pleasant shooting experience? >> i was wet, muddy, and bloody for seven months. we all were. the director robert eggers, he believes in very immersive film making. >> stephen: sure, "the witch," "the lighthouse." extraordinary transportive movies. >> he's incredible.
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and all these sets were built-- he's all about authenticity and historical accuracy, so the sets were built a year before he were shooting, by experts to make sure the longhouse, everything was 100% authentic. it also means when you're in it, you're immersed in that world. you're not on a sound, nice warm >> stephen: what does that set smell like? i'm just curious. >> death, basically, and death and feces. horses, guys, horses. ( laughter ) >> stephen: can you tell us what's going on in this clip right here? this is a very dramatic moment. you're screaming at some people. >> i'm about to avenge the death of my father. >> stephen: and you say your father's name, which is-- has sort of a heraldic name to it. what's your character's name? >> amleth. >> stephen: the full name? >> amleth, the bear wolf. >> stephen: i love it. nordic names, man.
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>> war-raven, is my old man. bob. >> stephen: bob the builder. >> i'm here to avenge the death of my father, bob! >> stephen: jim. >> i am amleth, the bear wolf. son of war-raven. and i am his avenger! ( cheers and applause ) ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: light. as an actor, how do you keep from blowing out your voice? >> i was just about to tell you. i believe this was the first day. i believe we only got one take with the voice. i guess i didn't engage my
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diaphragm correctly the first time and i turned it up to 11. the second time we did it, that moment i step out, and i go, "i am amleth ( high pitched ) the bear wolf." and they're all supposed to look like terrified, and i see everyone, i go... ( high pitched voice ) i am his avenger. >> stephen: i understand you took one item from the movie, and there are some beautiful props, beautiful swords-- >> nicolle kidman got a sword. i believe willem dafoe got a long ship. >> stephen: you're kidding. >> i think. i guess what might have happened-- and she got three icelandic horses. >> stephen: can you describe, before i show the people, what you decided to take as a
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souvenir. >> it wasn't a choice. it was a gift. that's how much they valued my performance, my contribution to the movie this is... it's a thong ( cheers and applause ). >> stephen: a blood-soaked... >> it's-- it's a g-string that i wore for the-- the end fight takes place on an erupting volcano. >> stephen: and your clothes just burn away. >> and you're naked. >> stephen: again-- >> where else would it be set? >> stephen: naked sword fighting. >> that's what i wore for a week, and my character's quite, wounded, so he's bleeding a lot profusely. that was my wrap gift. >> stephen: i'm glad this isn't ask the scratch and sniff." ( laughter ). >> wouldn't it be great if i took my pants off now and i'm wearing them. >> stephen: good ratings. ( cheers and applause ) >> good ratings. >> stephen: alexander, so lovely to see you. >> always a pleasure, stephen. >> stephen: "the northman" opens
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ( applause ) >> stephen: hey, everybody! welcome back to "the late show." folks, ladies and gentlemen, my next guest is a 12-time grammy award-winning musician you know from the white stripes, the raconteurs, and his record label, third man records. please welcome back to "the late show," jack white! ♪ ♪ ♪ ( applause ) >> stephen. >> stephen: nice to see you. >> how are you. >> stephen: nice to see you again. really appreciate you coming by. it's always nice to have you here, and i know you don't do these interviews very often. >> it's a contractual obligation once a year. >> stephen: it's all deductible. you get to deduct your hair. i like it. i like the hair a lot. >> thank you. >> stephen: if you stick out your tongue, you have red, white, and blue, the american flag, or french flag. how have you been? >> i've been really good, really
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good, man. >> stephen: you have had big doings lately. you surprised a lot of people the other day. a lot over a week ago you surprised fans and your girlfriend, olivia jeanne, by proposing to her on stage. >> i did, yes. >> stephen: here's the photo of you doing that, proposing. ( applause ) and then, minutes later. >> yes, moments later. >> stephen: minutes later getting married right there on stage. >> yes. >> stephen: was this-- was this a long-term plan? or did you just go like, "let's go for it?" >> as the day was going on, if a day had some left turns maybe it wasn't the right day, but the day had been going so well, i figured it was a good time. >> stephen: you started the day, you started the day-- and i watched this, too-- playing a little slide guitar national anthem at the detroit tigers game. >> that went okay. >> stephen: how did the team do? >> they won the game. that was another good sign. >> stephen: if they popped out to right field, you wouldn't be married. was olivia jeanne surprised?
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>> very surprised, yeah, very surprised. and luckily, ben swanker, is also a minister of some church on the internet-- i don't know. and he was back stage, and i asked her, "do you want to get married now or do you want to wait? and she said, "no, right now. this is a great day." >> stephen: i met olivia jeanne before. we made a record together. that was you, me, and her 11 years ago. we all look very much the same. she's the only one who hasn't changed. for musicians in lockdown, kind of tough. because, you know, sometimes you feed off the audience. you were away from the audience. but it was a really-- it was a really creative time for you. >> yeah. >> stephen: eventually. we'll get to it in a minute. you have two albums coming out this year, but at first you didn't do any music, right? >> not at all. we didn't know how long the lockdown was going to be. and i thought there's no touring, so i kind of thought i don't want to write songs and they don't come out for a year and a half or something, and
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maybe i would have moved on in my mind. i thought why don't i just take a break. it's been a while since i took a break from writing. so i did that. >> stephen: instead you made furniture. >> i did. >> stephen: if i got this right, your album "third man records" is because your family's upholstery shop when growing up, you were the little third man-- >> i was the third man on my street to do upholstery, which is kind of shocking, yeah. of it was also ferdinand street, that's kind of like third man, ferdinand. and it goes on and on from there. >> stephen: a family thing, this was competition on the street. >> competition, yeah, who could be the best upholsterer. >> stephen: what are we looking at? it looks like a church pew. >> it is. actually, it's a masonic temple you can plug an instrument in. it's called my sonic temple, and you can plug an instrument in. >> stephen: you can sit on it? >> you can, you can also play and it has some mysterious
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things it does to the signal. my friend has a studio that's built in a masonic lodge in kentucky. and a gift to him. >> stephen: no windows? >> no windows. >> stephen: you can't see what's going on with the aprons. >> the illuminati meetings. >> stephen: what is going on here? this looks like a lounge chair for bumblebees. >> this is called the warrior chair. i own a baseball bat company called war stick. and i built this for our new headquarters in-- this is interesting, because this is the first-- this might not have been done before, but i put netted bags inside the arms and it contains pieces of ash wood and oil and leather from gloves, things that evoke the smell of baseball. so when you sit down in the cushion you know-- i'm getting into some deep upholstery esoteric here-- when you sit on the cushion you release air. when you sit in an old moldy and
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someone is smoking cigars, you smell it. so a scent is released every time you sit in it. >> stephen: the ballpark. >> yes. >> stephen: and baseball bats are made of ash, right. >> stephen: maple or ash. >> stephen: i'm an ash man. >> i heard that about you. i didn't want to ask. >> stephen: your label "third man records" is doing some interesting things. they're putting out an unreleased print album. unreleased prince album. >> yes. >> stephen: first of all, people who don't know, you put out, you're the name in analog and vinyl these days. you went all in on analog and vinyl. and it turns out to be, you know, everybody wants things put out-- >> we made a vinyl record with you. >> stephen: we did. >> yeah, it's great. we own a pressing plant in detroit, and it's wonderful. and, yeah, the-- what was the original question now before that. >> stephen: the price album, what are you putting out? >> prince, yeah, he's a pretty good musician. >> stephen: i hear good things.
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>> it's called "camille." it's a record he made under a feminine avatar. he sped his voice up on the machine and sped his voice up to sound feminine and he was going to release the whole album on the guise of camille. it was on the presses, it was done, and at the raft second he changed his mind and told warner brothers to cancel. >> stephen: no one has heard the album. >> slowly the songs very released over time. but the actual album as a piece together have not been release. >> stephen: did you ever work with him? did you ever meet him? >> i met him one time. it was at an after-party. he was incredibly nice. >> stephen: what did you talk about? >> guitar scales we did a little bit. he told me no one will ever tell you how you play your guitar, jack, and that was solid advice. don't let anyone tell you how to play your guitar, is the actual words, yeah. >> stephen: have you ever let anyone tell you how to play your guitar?
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>> no. one of your sound guys told me to turn down earlier, so maybe... ( laughter ) ( applause ). >> stephen: well, you're doing a song for us tonight. you're about to play a song from your new album, "fear of the dawn," one of two you're putting out this year. what are you going to play for us? >> "what's the trick." >> stephen: and you will come back next july for the next album. >> please. >> stephen: please come back. what color will the hair be then? >> we'll see what happens. >> stephen: stick around for a performance by jack white! we'll be right back.
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for state controller, only yiu will save taxpayers money. wait, who, me? me? no, not you. yvonne yiu. yvonne yiu. not me. good choice. for 25 years, yiu worked as an executive at top financial firms. managed hundreds of audits. as mayor, she saved taxpayers over $55 million. finding waste. saving money. because... yiu is for you. yiu is for you. exactly. yvonne yiu. democrat for controller. >> stephen: and now, here performing "what's the trick?" from his new album, "fear of the dawn," jack white! ( cheers and applause ) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ what's the trick? in making ♪ my love stick what's the
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trick? ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ two gentlemen of elegant appearance ♪ in a state of bustitude ♪ i give them coffee-colored crystals ♪ that'll change their attitude ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i'm using appropriate compression for ♪ my inappropriate confessions for ♪ someone i guess who might need it more ♪ i don't even know what i am doing it for ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ this is my first my worst ♪ my past and my last imperfect effort ♪ ♪ ♪ one hundred insults left on my windshield ♪ in the morning release my beast ♪ 'cause the rain never came and washed them away ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ if i die tomorrow what did i do today?
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♪ you want fresh air? you won't find it this way ♪ check your left check your right ♪ check your rear-view mirror check it every night ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ stomping on a box that i thought was emptyut there was sp inside ♪ something sharp inside sharp inside ♪ ♪ ♪ sharp inside ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ quit bolting your food don't be rude ♪ plus one and minus one ♪ equals zero that's a defeatist attitude ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ what's the trick? to making my love stick ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ what's the trick? ♪ ♪ ♪ ahhhh! ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ what's the trick? ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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what's the trick? ♪ ♪ in making my love stick what's the trick? ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: jack white, everybody! that's it for "the late show." james corden is next. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ are you ready, y'all to have some fun ♪ and feel the love tonight don't you worry where it is ♪ you come from it will be all right ♪ it's the "late, late show" ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> reggie: ladies and gentlemen,


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