ABC/Nicole WilderIt’s been seven years since the White Stripes broke up and, if Jack White is to be believed, they won’t be getting back together any time soon.
In an interview for a Rolling Stone cover story, White says he “highly doubt[s]” he and his fake sister/real ex-wife Meg White would reunite.
Since the White Stripes broke up in 2011, White has released two solo albums, with a third, Boarding House Reach, arriving on March 23. And while he and Meg aren’t making music together anymore, Jack thinks his solo career could be considered as part of the White Stripes.
“I’m not telling people what to think about the White Stripes. They can think whatever they want about it,” White says. “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,” he adds. “I was writing and producing and conducting. The melodies are coming from one person, the rhythm is coming from Meg. 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.”
Elsewhere in the wide-ranging interview, White talks about his collaboration with Beyonce on her album Lemonade, as well as recording a song based on a musical manuscript written notorious gangster Al Capone, and getting advice from Chris Rock.
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