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Fans of The White Stripes were disappointed by Jack White’s recent announcement that there is no chance of the band getting back together in the future. The rock duo from Detroit hit it big in 2003, and kept feeding its success with musical pearls until February 2011, when the band officially announced its break-up.
In a recent interview with NME magazine, Jack White was asked about a possible White Stripes reunion. He responded, “I would probably say absolutely not. Absolutely no chance. I couldn’t see any reason to ever do that. I’m not the kind of person that would retire from baseball and come out of retirement the next year. I mean, if we went to all the trouble of telling people we’re done, we meant it, you know?”
The musician went on to say, “If we were forced to change our mind about that, I can only imagine the reason being if we went bankrupt or really needed the cash, which would be a really sad thing. I would probably be issuing an apology along with the announcement of the show dates.”
Jack White is coming back to the scene with a solo album, however, which will be released next month on April 23 in Europe and April 24 in the U.S. Regarding the reason for waiting over a year after the White Stripes’ break-up before releasing a solo album, Jack White explained, “I said eventually – I had no plans at the time – but eventually, I’m going to record by myself under my name, and I don’t really feel like going through the dumb perception battle of people who couldn’t be broad-minded enough to understand the difference between Jack White and The White Stripes.”
Through this new approach to his musical career, Jack White, who has often been referred to as one of the most talented musicians of the last decade, is promising a thrilling future. His first solo single, ‘Love Interruption,’ was released at the end of January.
The track generated surprise, as the style that White explores there is quite distant from what White Stripes fans were used to; nevertheless, it also generated excitement, as the musician succeeded once again in performing a beautiful piece of art. ‘Love Interruption’ probably served well in defining that separation between The White Stripes and Jack White in people’s minds, as the artist wanted.
The single was followed by the release of its graceful b-side, ‘Machine Gun Silhouette,’ and of the second single, ‘Sixteen Saltines,’ the latter coming closer to The White Stripes typical sound.
At the end of the day, fans might not get The White Stripes back, but they are getting an exceptionally energetic and original Jack White, walking his solo way into music history.