By: Mike Bober
Jack White’s solo career is doing extremely well, but that doesn’t mean the Detroit-rocker has forgotten the band that brought him success; The White Stripes.
In fact, the guitarist even likened the band’s split to his dad passing away in a recent interview with Esquire.
White told Esquire (via NME) that he will always “miss The White Stripes. My dad's dead; it's like saying do you miss your dad? Of course, I always will. How could I not?”
Some may argue that a band splitting up on their own terms is a little bit different than losing a parent, but with White’s known passion for music, it seems both losses are one in the same.
In the same interview, White also bashed reality TV and gave his thoughts on who should be using Twitter.
After describing how the goal of the modern celebrity is to be as relatable to the common person as possible, he notes, "Especially in reality television, you'll see people will go so far as to make a fool out of themselves just to prove that.”
He then adds that he thinks the only people that should have Twitter accounts are comedians. Why? “Because it’s all about one liners.”
White’s debut solo LP, Blunderbuss was released earlier this year and he is wrapping up his tour on December 9th, in Los Angeles.
For more on White’s Esquire interview, click here, and be sure to share your thoughts in the comments section below!