May 21, 2014


Jack White Reveals Aborted Jay Z & Kanye West Collaborations

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Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

Was Jack White poised to be the next great rap-rock star? 

In the new issue of Rolling Stone, everyone's favorite guitar hero reveals that he recorded tracks for Jay Z that are languishing in his vast archivies. "I'm not sure he liked them," White said about the unused tracks. 

Equally incredibly, White was asked by Kanye West himself to contribute to Yeezus and jumped at the opportunity, but never heard back. 

Major bummer. 

Still, White appreciates creativity and had nothing but very positive reviews for the Yeezus stage show. "That might have been the greatest show I've seen in my life," he said. "It was more punk, more in-your-face than anything I've seen."

Elsewhere in the Rolling Stone cover story, we also learn that White often feels like Seinfeld/Curb Your Enthusiasm creator Larry David, does not enjoy cell phones at concerts (which he calls "texting machines") and loves Daft Punk. 

White's currently gearing up for the release of his second studio album, Lazaretto. The latest single is "Just One Drink," which you can hear below.