Guitarist speaks out

Jack White has vowed to never form a new band after the split of The White Stripes.

Jack White is a workaholic. The guitarist has previously been in three groups simultaneously, working with The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather to produce new material.

Now with The White Stripes part of rock history, Jack White has decided to pull back. Focussing on existing projects, the guitarist has stated that he does not intend to ever form a new group.

"I won't join another band again," White told Q Magazine. "Three's enough for one lifetime. If I can't say it in any of these bands, then I'll say it by myself."

The White Stripes were by no means the guitarist's first group. A member of The Go, the band signed to Sub Pop with Jack White contributing to their first album before deciding that he wanted to do his own thing.

Since then, Jack White has regularly worked with guest musicians and recently helmed sessions for Wanda Jackson's new album. Running the Third Man label, the guitarist recently released an album by chat show host Conan O'Brien.

Of late, the guitarist has been working with Danger Mouse on an Ennio Morricone inspired project, it seems that Jack White has now plans to slot down. However fans will still harbour fond memories of his time in The White Stripes.

Confirming their split earlier this month, the much loved Detroit duo seemed to reinvigorate guitar music. Meg White is apparently happy to live life without touring, which seems to suit her guitar playing brother / husband.

Focussing on his existing projects, The Dead Weather could be the first to release new material. Speaking to Billboard last year, Jack Lawrence promised some action from the band. "(The Dead Weather) will either be recording or doing some more shows. I don't think we can stop; even if someone was too busy, nothing seems like it's going to be getting in the way of this."

Produced by Danielle Lippe and partially recorded in Italy, the Jack White assisted 'Rome' is due to be released later this month.

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