News

Jack White reveals former anxiety issues

Jack White reveals former anxiety issues

Jack White has spoken out about his anxiety issues.

In a new interview, the former frontman of The White Stripes has that in his days with his old band, he was plagued by concerns over what other people thought about him. "I just sat in the corner, pondering, letting it torture me..." he said. "You just can't win – the judgement that's thrown on you is unbearable."

White made the comments to MSN, and also explained that he covered "You Just Can't Win" by Van Morrison as a result of his feelings of vulnerability.

Earlier this week, Jack White unveiled the video for his song Freedom At 21.

Last month (June 26), White performed songs from 'Blunderbuss' during a show at London's Brixton Academy. He will continue his 'Blunderbuss' tour in the US later this month, before returning to the UK for a one-off gig at Camden's Roundhouse as part of London's iTunes Festival on September 8.

Please fill in our quick survey about Uncut – and you could win a 12 month subscription to the magazine. Click here to see the survey. Thanks!


Newsletter


Editor's Letter

The return of The Aphex Twin, and Caustic Window


Last year, Warp Records embarked on a campaign for Boards Of Canada's "Tomorrow's Harvest" comeback that was notable for its obtuseness. Unmarked 12-inches were hidden in record stores, strings of numbers and inexplicable broadcasts were strewn enigmatically across the internet. At one point, I...