In the second installment of Stephen Colbert's three-part interview with Jack White (check out Part One if you haven't already), the late-night host and the Third Man record exec cut right to the matter at hand: Turning Colbert back into a Grammy-winning musician. Colbert won a Grammy in 2010 -- in the Best Comedy Album category, but still -- and after getting shut out of nominations this year, Colbert makes White promise to return him to Grammy glory in 2012. White's idea: Team Colbert with the Third Man act Black Belles. They possess the "musical talent and looks," while Colbert contributes "other qualities," like a strange drug habit involving heroin and the all-encompassing vitamin Centrum.
The highlight of Part Two comes when Colbert asks White, over and over again, who his influences are. "Bob Dylan's pretty good," White says. Pretty good? Understatement. The third chapter in the interview will air tonight on The Colbert Report.
- Stephen Colbert