December 9, 2012


Jack White Says Meg White Was "Uninterested" in the White Stripes

Nicky J. Sims
Nicky J. Sims

Jack White’s interview in the January issue of the UK's Esquire keeps getting juicer. We already told you about the not-so-nice things he said about Lady Gaga... and then quickly took back. Now we learn that he also discloses interesting details about his former bandmate and ex-wife, Meg White.

Although the former White Stripes frontman has never been shy on discussing why the band broke up, in this interview he shares a bit more about the demise of one of the greatest rock bands ever. 

It seems that Meg was just not that into it: “In the White Stripes, it was impossible to share the good moments with Meg because she was very uninterested. If something nice happened, it wasn't like we would hug or have a drink. That wasn't what went on. We would record a White Stripes song in the studio and it would be me, Meg and an engineer. So we would finish a mix of a song and I'd say, 'Wow! That's pretty good!' I'd look around and Meg would just be sitting there, and the engineer would just be sitting there."

White added: “So it'd be sorta like, 'OK... Let's just move on to the next one.' It was just me by myself. But it was the best thing for me. It taught me a lot about trusting my gut."

However, the Raconteurs guitarist and singer still feels like his time with the White Stripes was "beautiful."

"It's strange to know that there's beautiful moments that no one will ever know about. It's whether I'm going to tell you, because Meg's never going to tell you. There's a sadness to that, a romance."