Jack White has told NME that there is “absolutely no chance” that he will ever reform the White Stripes. “I’m not the kind of person that would retire from baseball and come out of retirement the next year,” says White. “I mean, if we went to all the trouble of telling people we’re done, we meant it, you know?
“If we were forced to change our mind about that, I can only imagine the reason being if we went bankrupt or really needed the cash, which would be a really sad thing,” he told the British rock magazine. “I would probably be issuing an apology along with the announcement of the show dates.”
Though White has taken a hardline stance on a potential reunion, he is happy to perform several of the band’s tunes on his current tour as a solo act. Recent gigs have included Stripes hits “Seven Nation Army,” “My Doorbell” and “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” along with fan favorites like “Ball and Biscuit” and “Hello Operator.”