Jack White: There’s ‘Absolutely No Chance’ of a White Stripes Reunion

2012-03-23

Story by Anne Erickson

Former White Stripes frontman says duo have no plans to get back together

Sorry, White Stripes fans. Jack White is bound and determined to get it out of your heads the chance of the duo ever getting back together. The former frontman has told NME that there is “absolutely no chance” that he would get back with former colleague Meg White anytime soon.

“I couldn’t see any reason to ever [reform the band],” White said. “I’m not the kind of person that would retire from baseball and come out of retirement the next year. I mean, if we went to all the trouble of telling people we’re done, we meant it you know?”

White, quite honestly, added that the only reason he would get together to do a reunion tour is if he found himself in a desperate financial situation. “If we were forced to change our mind about that, I can only imagine the reason being if we went bankrupt or really needed the cash, which would be a really sad thing,” White said. “I would probably be issuing an apology along with the announcement of the show dates.”

White, who drops his debut solo album April 24, also said that he wanted to end the White Stripes before starting work on his solo release. “I wanted Meg to come to a decision with me and officially put an end to [The White Stripes],” White explained.  “I said eventually — I had no plans at the time — but eventually I’m going to record by myself under my name, and I don’t really feel like going through the dumb perception battle of people who couldn’t be broad-minded enough to understand the difference between Jack White and The White Stripes.” (Photo via Jack White’s official website.)

 




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