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Jack White added to this week's "Saturday Night Live"

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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Jack White is coming to "Saturday Night Live's" rescue this weekend.

The Grammy Award-winning, Detroit-born artist and founder of Third Man Records in Nashville and Detroit's Cass Corridor will be the show's musical guest on Oct. 10. He's stepping in for country singer Morgan Wallen, who was broomed from the show for violating Covid-19 protocols by partying with friends, without social distancing and precautions, earlier this week, earlier in the week.

"SNL" producer Lorne Michaels made the announcement Friday morning, Oct. 9, on NBC's "Today," acknowledging that "we're still in the middle" of the transition. "Calling somebody on a Thursday to be here for Friday, it's complicated," Michaels said. "It has to be people who are ready to go. And (White's) always good on the show."

Michaels added that Wallen, who apologized for his indiscretion, will be invited back for a future episode of the show.

"SNL" airs at 11:30 p.m. on NBC (WDIV, Channel 4 in Detroit).

White's selection comes after the announcement of a "Greatest Hits" album from his band, the White Stripes, which is due out Nov. 4. He has no new releases currently on tap: His last album, "Boarding House Reach," came out during 2018, and he reunited with his band the Raconteurs for a new album, "Help Us Stranger," during 2019.

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