THE White Stripes rocker Jack White has announced he's changing his name to "Three Quid", in a nod to rapper 50 CENT.

The eccentric BLUE ORCHID singer wandered on stage in London last night (05NOV05), a stuffed bird under one arm, and amazed fans by declaring his change of identity.

A fan says, "The Three Quid stuff was a bit weird, but if he keeps playing that well I don't care what he calls himself."