Kanye West sought out the guitarist...
Jack White

One of Kanye West's most direct, most intimidating statements yet, 'Yeezus' owed a debt to rock music.

Now, in a new interview, Jack White has revealed that the rapper sought him out for a potential collaboration on the album.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, the guitarist explained that he was blown away by Kanye West's live show. "That might have been the greatest show I've seen in my life," he said. "It was more punk, more in-your-face than anything I've seen."

Asked to contribute to 'Yeezus', Jack White sent along a batch of guitar parts intended for use on a joint track between Kanye West and Jay Z. Sadly, they didn't go down too well: "I'm not sure he liked them."

Better luck next time!

Jack White's new album 'Lazaretto' is due to be released on June 9th. Tracklisting:

'Three Women'
'Temporary Ground'
'Would You Fight For My Love?'
'High Ball Stepper'
'Just One Drink'
'Alone In My Home'
'That Black Bat Licorice'
'I Think I Found The Culprit'
'Want And Able'

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