Jack White Finally Speaks on The White Stripes' Future

May 7, 2009

In a recent interview with Music Radar that hit the internetz yeaterday, Jack White talked about Meg's acute anxiety that cut short their 2007 tour, the White Stripes breakup rumors, and when we can expect a new record from the Detroit duo.

In the Music Radar piece, White said the two had already begun work on a new White Stripes album before their Conan gig a few months back. "We had recorded a couple of songs at the new studio," he says. "I talked to her about coming by when I was done in the summer rehearsing with The Dead Weather - I won't be done in the summer touring with them, but after the summer jaunt."

As to when fans can expect a new White Stripes album, White says, "It won't be too far off. Maybe next year."

When addressing the issue of Meg's anxiety and the cancellation of the Stripes' last tour, White was determined to give a solid answer on the subject. He said their usual rehearsal time was practically non-existent and on top of this White “had a baby coming” and he didn't have “a lot of time left.” Jack also stated, “We were trying to cram everything into a short time span, and we were just plowin', man!"

Either way, it’s nice to know the band hasn’t broken up and there’s a new record on the way. Rock!

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