Jack White says he records less now he has children

White played set for Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show last night

Jack White talked about his Glastonbury performance and recording habits on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show yesterday (July 3).

In the interview, White reveals that having children has affected how long he spends in the studio. White said: “I used to record 12, 14 hours a day when I work on records, I don’t do that any more since I’ve have kids, I try to work less hours so I can be with them in the evening or the morning. I try to work around the kids, I guess – they kind of control me.”

White also spoke about the difficulties of playing a show like his set at Glastonbury at the weekend, where he performed largely without a setlist. “If you’re a big radio band and you have huge radio hits, it’s like shooting fish in a barrel – you play the popular songs and the crowd chants along and everyone’s having a great time. I guess I’m trying to put on a club show for 100 people in front of 100,000 people,” he said.


In the session, White played a selection of songs that spanned from new album ‘Lazaretto’ to his early work with The White Stripes. Listen to the full performance from London’s Maida Vale Studios here, beginning at the 36 minute mark.

Jack White recently released his second solo album ‘Lazaretto’, which broke records for vinyl sales in the US. He plays a sold-out show at London’s Eventim Apollo tonight (July 3).

Jack White plays:

London Eventim Apollo (July 3)
Leeds First Direct Arena (November 17)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (18)
London O2 Arena (19)

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