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Jack White Covers Stevie Wonder, Rocks Out to White Stripes with Kermit on 'The Muppets'

by Carolyn Menyes   Mar 1, 2016 11:22 AM EST

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Jack White may be a little bit "salty," but that doesn't mean that he can't show his soft side. The "Lazaretto" rocker is set to appear on the season finale of ABC's The Muppets on Tuesday night (March 1) which is surprising enough as it is. But, his mission on the show is valiant: to perform Stevie Wonder's "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" to help reunite a broken up Kermit and Miss Piggy.

Backed by the legendary Muppets band Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, White covers the iconic couple's signature song on Miss Piggy's late night talk show. In his typical style, White gives "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" a dark, bluesy cover, though he maintains a good bit of the classic Wonder soul from the original. While White was apparently set to premiere new music for Miss Piggy and co., helping out his old friend Kermit clearly took some precedence.

And, fans get new music anyway. The full version of White's "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" with The Muppets is currently streaming in full on Apple Music.

But, how did he get to Miss Piggy's stage in the first place? Through some good old fashioned circumstance. In a teaser clip for The Muppets, Kermit and White pull up next to each other while driving around Los Angeles. And, let's just say James Corden isn't the only star who can pull off some "Carpool Karaoke." Kermit and White jam out to the White Stripes' classic "Fell In Love with a Girl," in a moment that is just as endearing as one would expect.

White's full appearance on The Muppets will take place tonight on ABC on the one-hour season finale. Watch the clips over at Consequence of Sound.

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