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Jack White Says He'll Never Form Another New Band

Singer says that he will either record solo, or with his bands the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather

February 23, 2011 9:30 AM ET
 Jack White performs at The El Rey Theatre on January 23, 2011 in Los Angeles, California
Jack White performs at The El Rey Theatre on January 23, 2011 in Los Angeles, California
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Jack White has told the British rock magazine Q that he will never form another band, and will spend the rest of his career either playing with his bands the Raconteurs or the Dead Weather, or working as a solo artist. "If I can't say it in any of these bands, then I'll say it by myself," he said.

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This declaration comes only three weeks after White announced the end of his most famous band, The White Stripes. Since White is mainly the drummer of the Dead Weather, and the Raconteurs is a collaboration with songwriter Brendan Benson, this effectively means that all material focused on his voice going forward will be released as solo work. It could also mean that whatever White does in the future will not sound much like his music with Meg White in the White Stripes.

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In recent years, White has seemed to take a conscious step away from the spotlight. In addition to taking a non-frontman role in the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather, he has spent a great deal of time focused on running his Third Man Records label and working as a producer for artists such as Wanda Jackson and Loretta Lynn.

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