Published Mar 21, 2012Jack White has been playing some White Stripes songs during live shows, but if you thought that meant that the garage rocker might be open to reforming his old band, think again. He was recently queried about the possibility of reuniting with drummer Meg White, and his answer was an unequivocal no.
When the subject of a reunion was broached in an interview with NME, here's what Jack had to say: "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?"
He said that the only feasible motive for a reunion would be financial. He explained, "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!"
Even though we may not see the White Stripes ever again, you can still chant along to "Seven Nation Army" when White hits the road in support of his debut solo disc, Blunderbuss, due out April 24 via Third Man/Columbia/XL.