Published Feb 23, 2011Now that the White Stripes have broke up, we figured that garage rock mogul Jack White wouldn't waste any time in forming another new band. After all, he previously founded the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather, and has lent his arranging talents to artists like Loretta Lynn, Wanda Jackson and his wife Karen Elson. Well, we have some bad news for fans of the prolific Third Man Records boss: he's said that he won't be starting any new bands.
"I won't join another band again," he recently told Q [via the Guardian]. "Three's enough for one lifetime. If I can't say it in any of these bands, then I'll say it by myself."
While it's disappointing that Jack won't be starting any new groups (is a collaboration with Julian Casablancas too much to ask?), it's good to hear that he may be pursuing a solo career. He's only previously released a handful of tracks under his own name, contributing a handful of songs to the Cold Mountain soundtrack from 2003, releasing the solo single "Fly Farm Blues" in 2009 as accompaniment to the documentary It Might Get Loud, and duetting with Alicia Keys for the 2008 Bond film Quantum of Solace.
Of course, Jack is bound to keep churning out crazy new projects with Third Man Records. One of his most recent innovations? A record by an auctioneer containing two separate grooves on the same side.