Jack White Shuts Down Possibility of White Stripes Reunion

Jack White

With the release of his much anticipated solo debut Blunderbluss just around the corner, Jack White is out and about talking up his album and, sadly, squashing the hearts of fans of the band that made him famous.

Talking to NME, White shot down rumors that The White Stripes would reunite … ever. "I would probably say absolutely not. Absolutely no chance. I couldn't see any reason to ever do that," White told the music mag. "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?"

He continued, "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."

White has been hitting the pavement hard in support of Blunderbuss. The indie rocker hit the stage at "Saturday Night Live" to perform the album's lead single, "Love Interruption," as well as a super cool album track, "Sixteen Saltines" – which has a definite Stripes feel, so soak it up (below).