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- Posted on Mar 22nd 2012 10:55AM by Dan Reilly
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Speaking on the chances of a White Stripes reunion in the new issue of NME, White remarked, "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?"
White went on to say that he'd only return to the duo that made him famous "if we went bankrupt or really needed the cash, which would be a really sad thing."
Jack also shed some light on the group's surprising February 2011 announcement that they were done: "I wanted Meg to come to a decision with me and officially put an end to it. 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 broadminded enough to understand the difference between Jack White and The White Stripes."
White's first solo album, 'Blunderbuss,' is due out April 23 via his Third Man label. And for anyone saddened by this not-so-surprising news, take heart: We saw White last week at SXSW and he's playing tons of White Stripes songs in his set. Expect the hits.