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Jack White Says There’s “Absolutely No Chance” for a White Stripes Reunion

Image courtesy of Third Man Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Third Man Records (via ABC News Radio)

Bad news for fans of The White Stripes . Ex-frontman Jack White tells NME.com that there’s “absolutely no chance” that he would reunite with former band mate Meg White anytime in the future.  

“I couldn't see any reason to ever [reform the band],” explained White. “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?" says White.

White adds that the only way a reunion tour would occur is if he wound up in a dire 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,” said White. “I would probably be issuing an apology along with the announcement of the show dates."

The singer also noted that it was necessary for him to end The White Stripes before he could make a solo album. "I wanted Meg to come to a decision with me and officially put an end to [The White Stripes],” revealed White.  “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."

You’ll be able to experience the difference for yourself when White’s debut solo album Blunderbuss hits stores on April 24.

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