An intriguing quote from the former White Stripes frontman has been making the rounds this week, in which Jack White revealed to Q Magazine (via DIY) that he won’t join (or presumably start) another band. “Three’s enough for one lifetime,” he added. “If I can’t say it in any of these bands, then I’ll say it by myself.”
What’s next for Jack? That’s anyone’s guess, but I would like to point out a few things before we get too carried away with the quote. First off, I have to respectfully disagree with our friends at Spinner’s belief that his decision comes “in light of the demise of the White Stripes,” as I’ve traced back the interview to at least a few months ago, long before the sad WS announcement earlier this month. Also, way back in July of last year was when White first mentioned that the Dead Weather would be his final band. “This is it for bands for me,” he said (at the 5:50 mark in the video below). “I think this is the last one I’ll be a part of, so… but I’m producing a lot of records as I always have…”
Given that both statements were made prior to the Stripes breakup, one wonders if he’s had a change of heart “in light of” his current 2-band status. In any event, I can’t wait to hear what the Third Man has in store.