Jack White On White Stripes Reunion - "I Highly Doubt That Would Ever Be A Thing"

Fans hoping for a reunion may not want to hold their breath.

March 12, 2018
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When Jack White debuted his new song "Over and Over and Over," his White Stripes roots were on full display.

In a lengthy interview with Rolling Stone, White was asked what he does when he finds songs that belong with past projects like The Raconteurs or The Dead Weather. In this case, what happens if he comes up with a White Stripes song? "That doesn't really happen too much," he said.

White adds, "I'm not telling people what to think about the White Stripes. They can think whatever they want about it. 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."

He's not dismissive of Meg White or her contributions to the band though, saying, "There's only two people in the band. 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."

Inevitably, he was asked about the possibility of The White Stripes getting revived. "I highly doubt that would ever be a thing," he said.