Jack White Says No White Stripes Reunion Ever, Unless He 'Went Bankrupt'

Jack White is officially squashing those inevitable White Stripes reunion rumors before they even start. The singer recently told NME that there is "absolutely no chance" that he will ever get back together with Meg White to restore The White Stripes. That is, unless he "went bankrupt."

"I couldn't see any reason to ever do that," White told NME. "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?"

In February, The White Stripes officially called it quits after an extended hiatus from the music scene. The band has been de facto broken up since they toured in support of their last record "Icky Thump" in 2007.

The White Stripes released a statement, clarifying that the breakup "was "for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve What is beautiful and special about the band and have it stay that way."

White told NME that he wanted to officially end the band before releasing his new solo record. "I said 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."

Jack White's solo career is currently taking off. He's been releasing off his upcoming album, Blunderbuss, and he recently premiered his latest single, "Sixteen Saltines," on SNL,along with his first single "Love Interruption."