Jack White has squashed any hopes of a White Stripes reunion in the lead-up to his debut solo album Blunderbuss due for release next month. Speaking to NME, when asked about if there was any possibility he replied:
“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?”
“If we were forced to change our mind about that, I can only imagine… like if for some reason we went bankrupt or something or 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!”
The White Stripes called it a day just over a year ago after the band had been on hiatus while Meg was coming to terms with anxiety issues and Jack making music with his other projects including Dead Weather.
His new album Blunderbuss is set for release in April via his label Third Man Records.