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White Stripes will only reform if bankrupt, says Jack White

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Meg and Jack White aka 'The White Stripes'

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Jack White has ruled out the chance of The White Stripes ever reforming in the future.

The duo consisting of the musician and ex-wife Meg White confirmed their split after six albums and 13 years in February 2011.

Jack has revealed that there is "absolutely no chance" of the couple reuniting, and it would only happen if they became bankrupt and needed the money.

When asked about the possibility of the band teaming up again, he told NME: "I would probably say absolutely not. Absolutely no chance.

"I couldn't see any reason to ever do that. I'm not the kind of person that would retire from baseball and come out of retirement the next year. I mean, if we went to all the trouble of telling people we're done, we meant it you know?

"If we were forced to change our mind about that, I can only imagine the reason being if we went bankrupt or really needed the cash, which would be a really sad thing. I would probably be issuing an apology along with the announcement of the show dates."

Jack White is set to release his debut solo album Blunderbuss next month, and said that he wanted to be sure of the band's end before embarking on his own.

"I wanted Meg to come to a decision with me and officially put an end to it. I said eventually - I had no plans at the time - but eventually I'm going to record by myself under my name, and I don't really feel like going through the dumb perception battle of people who couldn't be broad minded enough to understand the difference between Jack White and The White Stripes," he explained

Blunderbuss will be released on April 23. Jack White will perform his first UK solo gig to promote the album at London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo on June 22.

> Jack White makes surprise appearance at London Blunderbuss playback

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