Jack White Says Meg Wanted to End the White Stripes, Not Him

2012-04-07

Story by Charles Ken

Former White Stripes frontman Jack White says he misses the band

A little over a year has passed since the White Stripes threw in the towel after 14 years of making blues-rock together. Speaking with the New York Times, former frontman Jack White dropped a bombshell, sharing that is he had the chance, he’d “make a White Stripes record right now.”

“I’d be in The White Stripes for the rest of my life,” White said. “That band is the most challenging, important, fulfilling thing ever to happen to me. I wish it was still here. It’s something I really, really miss.”

So, if Jack is so torn up over the loss of the Stripes, why did he call it quits? As it turns out, Jack ways the group’s drummer, Meg White, made that call. Jacks explained that Meg “completely controlled the White Stripes” and that she was the one behind the decision to put a nix to the band. “There came a point where I said, ‘If we’re not doing this, we need to put an end to it right now.’ And that’s what she wanted to do,” he said. “I don’t know what her reasons are.”

There’s more: “Having a conversation with Meg, you don’t really get any answers. She’s the most stubborn person I’ve ever met, and you don’t even get to know the reasons. I’m lucky that girl ever got onstage, so I’ll take what I can get.” For more of the interview, head to the New York Times’ site.

 




Posted by Charles Ken | Alternative, Music, Rock, Rock News

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