THE WHITE STRIPES HIT BACK AT ‘COUNTRY’ CLAIMS

Jack White says that 'Get Behind Me Satan' does not sound like Loretta Lynn…

JACK WHITE has hit out at claims that White Stripes’ new record ’GET BEHIND ME SATAN’ sounds like country legend LORETTA LYNN.

The singer produced Lynn’s last album ‘Van Lear Rose’ last year as well as playing guitar, piano, organ, percussion and adding his backing vocals to the project.

Lynn previously praised White, calling him “quite a producer”.

But White has now said: “A lot of people say that ‘Little Ghost’ is so Loretta Lynn. But that’s bluegrass – Loretta is definitely not bluegrass. I don’t know why they don’t say (it sounds like) my work with the ‘Cold Mountain’ soundtrack – that would be a better guess because that was closer to stuff like that.”

In an interview with Fader magazine, he added: “If my work with Brendan Benson came out before they’d be saying that that sounds like it. But it’s not that simple – if you’re talking about me, then you may as well go back and say some of the songs are influenced by The Go, the band I was in 98’ or whatever.

“I’m not like ‘Because I did that one thing with Loretta Lynn I’m only interested in country music right now and I’m only going to write country songs’. No, I’m more likely to write something like ‘Blue Orchid’ after working with Loretta.”

White Stripes headline Friday night at this year’s Glastonbury festival (June 24).