Jack White “highly doubts” White Stripes reunion and says “The White Stripes is Jack White solo”

"People define things by the label you give them," White argues

Jack White has spoken about the possibility of a White Stripes reunion in the future, saying: “I highly doubt that would ever be a thing.”

The former White Stripes frontman releases his third solo record ‘Boarding House Reach’ on March 23, recently speaking to Rolling Stone about how he puts certain songs aside for Dead Weather or Raconteurs albums.

“That doesn’t really happen too much,” he added. “I’m not telling people what to think about The White Stripes. They can think whatever they want about it. But there is a case to be made that in a lot of ways, The White Stripes is Jack White solo. In a lot of ways.”


“There’s only two people in the band,” White continued. “I was writing and producing and conducting. The melodies are coming from one person, the rhythm is coming from Meg.”

Jack White
Jack White

“People define things by the label you give them. I’m sure if Billy Corgan called his solo album Smashing Pumpkins, it probably would’ve sold twice as many copies or whatever.”

Asked about the chances of a future White Stripes reunion, White responded: “I highly doubt that would ever be a thing.”

White’s new album is his first since 2014’s ‘Lazaretto’. He has preceded the record by sharing the tracks ‘Connected by Love’, ‘Respect Commander’ and ‘Over And Over And Over’.



White recently declared that “rock n’ roll needs an injection of new blood” in order to dominate festival line-ups once again.

“Rock ‘n’ roll needs an injection of some new young blood to really just knock everybody dead right now,” said White.

“It think it’s brewing and brewing and it’s about to happen. And I think that it’s good. Since rock ‘n’ roll’s inception, every 10, 12 years, there’s a breath of fresh air and a new injection of some sort of what you could I guess call ‘punk attitude’ or something like that, a wildness.”


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