Jack White: ''Blunderbuss' is inspired by death'

Former White Stripes man says death is main theme of new record

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Jack White has revealed that death is one of the central themes of his forthcoming debut solo album 'Blunderbuss'.

The former White Stripes man released the LP on April 23 and, in an interview with the New York Times, said that mortality was one of the main motifs of the album.

He said:
I was writing the liner notes the other day, and it seemed like it had a lot to do with that [death]. For some reason, that was overwhelming throughout the lyric writing.

Last week (April 6), White revealed that he missed being in his old band, The White Stripes. He claimed that that band's split wasn't up to him alone and that if he had the chance, he'd "make a White Stripes record right now".

Speaking to NME last month, however, White explained that there was "absolutely no chance" he would ever reform The White Stripes, adding that he would only consider it if he "went bankrupt".

Jack White is due to play his debut UK solo gigs in June, starting with a date at London's O2 Academy Brixton on June 21. A gig at the capital's HMV Hammersmith Apollo is scheduled for the following night (22), with a slot at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend (23-24) also pencilled in.

To check the availability of Jack White tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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