Jack White claims White Stripes’ ‘Elephant’ sleeve was made out of recycled elephant dung

"We forgot to tell people about that at the time," says musician

Jack White has claimed that the sleeve of The White Stripes’ album ‘Elephant’ was made out of recycled elephant dung.

The possibly tongue in cheek comment comes as part of a new interview with MOJO in which he also discusses what he thinks other people make of him, admitting that if he acted exactly as he wanted people would “hate” him.

On the subject of his and Meg White’s 2003 album, White says: “Did you know the British sleeve of Elephant was made out of recycled elephant dung? We forgot to tell people about that at the time.”


Moving onto his reputation, White continues: “Over the years people have said to me, ‘Oh you’re a control freak, you have a huge ego,’ and it used to hurt so much,” he says. “Nobody ever says anything bad about Meg.”

Jack White recently released new solo album ‘Lazaretto’ and will tour the UK later this year. He will play Leeds First Direct Arena on November 17, Glasgow SSE Hydro on November 18 and London O2 Arena on November 19. The shows will follow White’s sold-out gig at London’s Eventim Apollo on July 5 and his performance later this month at Glastonbury.

Jack White plays:

London Eventim Apollo (July 5)
Leeds First Direct Arena (November 17)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (18)
London O2 Arena (19)

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