STRIPE KNOWS ONIONS

Jack White professes strong opinions on what constitutes 'selling out'...

THE WHITE STRIPES have turned down an appearance in a GAP advert worth an estimated $1million, NME.COM can reveal.

The band, who’ve just signed to UK label XL in a deal rumoured to be worth up to £1million, said that they were approached by the high street fashion house to get involved with their latest television campaign, which includes the likes of Daft Punk, Tricky and Duran Duran.

Talking exclusively to NME.COM from his home in Detroit, vocalist Jack White made the revelation while defending accusations that the band had ‘sold out’ by signing a huge record deal.

He said: “The Gap wanted us to be in a commercial and we said ‘no’ and everyone said, ‘why not’? It’s almost as if, if people are willing to give you that much money, you are insulting everyone you know by turning it down. People’s opinions about selling out seem to have changed over the years.”

For more, see this week’s NME, out in London today (October 16), and nationwide tomorrow.