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Jack White Says a White Stripes Reunion Will Never Happen

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Many fans were shocked when the White Stripes announced that they were calling it quits in February of 2011. While the band had gone through several breaks throughout their career, it seemed the duo of Jack and Meg White would reconvene once again to work on new music. Some are still hoping that the White Stripes will reform, but don’t hold your breath for it. Jack White went on the record to say that will never happen.

White is currently touring in Europe to support his solo album, Blunderbuss. NME reports that in a interview with Dutch news station Newsuur, the Third Man Records owner shot down any rumors of reuniting with his old bandmate (and ex-wife), Meg.

“No. I don’t think that could ever happen; it’s all done,” White answered when asked about a White Stripes reunion. “But the lord works in mysterious ways so there’ll probably be something better to come out of me one day. I hope so, I’ve got nothing better to do.”

It’s clear that music is what defines Jack White. Not only did he find success while being in the White Stripes and running the Nashville, TN-based Third Man Records, but White is also a member of the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather. It’s not surprising that we haven’t witness the Detroit native’s career fall into a downward spiral. He’s too dedicated to allow that to happen.

“I feel a responsibility to the music; I’ve given myself away a long time ago,” White shared. “That’s what I do and that’s what consumes me every day. I can have a house and a car and have children, and I can go out to eat and do that stuff too, but it’s all second and third place to what I’ve already given myself away to. I can’t help myself.”

I’m not sure how wise it is to tell the world that your kids come second to your job, but that’s just my opinion. Jack White will continue to play shows overseas, including cities in France, Germany and Denmark before returning to the U.S. on July 20 for the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE. See a complete list of tour dates here.

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