Jack White: 'I Will Always Miss The White Stripes'

Jack White has admitted that he will "always miss" his old band The White Stripes.

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White released his solo debut LP, "Blunderbuss", earlier this year but in an interview with Esquire he said he would always be nostalgic about the band with which he made his name.

He said: "Yeah, I always will miss The White Stripes. My dad's dead; it's like saying do you miss your dad? Of course, I always will. How could I not?"

White also condemned reality TV and Twitter, stating: "The goal of modern celebrity is to make yourself into the lowest common denominator. 'Hey, I'm a guy just like you. I like a beer, a football game'. Especially in reality television, you'll see people will go so far as to make a fool out of themselves just to prove that.

"Twitter is the most perfect example of modern living," he added. "I think the only people who should have [Twitter accounts] are comedians. Because it's all about one-liners."

In October of this year, Jack White debuted a new track titled "Blues On Two Trees" which featured him rapping scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to listen.

The track, which will be released as the B-side to new single "I'm Shakin", starts off as a typically bluesy garage track White is famous for before the deadpan rhyming starts. "Three trees lying on the side of the road/ One tree barks, 'Where the hell do we go?'" White raps.

White has previously dabbled in hip-hop, having recorded tracks with both Insane Clown Posse and Black Milk. "Blues on Two Trees" will be available in full from the Third Man Records store today (October 30). "I'm Shakin" is the latest single to be taken from White's critically acclaimed solo album "Blunderbuss", NME reports.

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    I dont fully agree with him on Twitter. Yes, a lot of musicians basically advert their lives and then complain they have no privacy but then there are people who know how top keep distance and just have Twitter to say something from time to time, mostly related to their craft. And Stripes will reunite one day. I wont miss that chance to see them.
    In all honesty, I'm sick of hearing him say one day that "a reunion will never happen! Meg is a control freak." and another day it's "Oh, I'd make a new White Stripes album in a heartbeat!"
    Actually, he did. Quoted from a previous article: Set to release his debut solo album, "Blunderbuss" on April 23, White said that band's split wasn't up to him alone and that if he had the chance, he'd "make a White Stripes record right now." http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/gene...
    To keep with the dead father analogy: yes, he'd go and want to spend a day with his father, but it just isn't happening
    Except he didn't, he even compared it to his dead father, you know, that thing from which there's no coming back.
    I don't see how those two sentences contradict each other. He's saying that he would like to make a new White Stripes album but a reunion will never happen. Hmmm I wonder why? Maybe because Meg doesn't want to which is ok but doesn't change the fact that he would like a reunion that seems it's never going to happen.
    Jack White is a genius. I love his views on social media and I couldn't miss the White Stripes much more! Hopefully a reunion is in the cards.
    On this day, October 30, I had a feeling as though I'd seen this article before.
    I like the White Stripes, but it is ironic how one of the most iconic bands of the 2000's owes much of its trademark sound to how limited Meg was as a drummer...
    P.S. Blunderbuss isnt THAT good. Its a fine album but the production is so-so.
    I somewhat agree with you there. I think the constraints of the White Stripes somewhat kept his writing more focused. Blunderbuss was my least favorite out of all his projects
    I have to say that yeah this has to be my least favorite jack white project buuut that didnt stop me from listening to it all the way and still enjoy listening to it all the way through. in fact i think im gonna listen to I'm Shakin' now