Jack White has said he found it difficult sharing the good moments in The White Stripes with Meg White as she was often “uninterested”.
The duo found commercial popularity in 2001 following the release of their third album White Blood Cells and became one of the biggest bands of the decade, but frontman Jack White claims drummer Meg White never shared his level of enthusiasm during their glory years.
White, who released his debut solo album Blunderbuss earlier this year, told Esquire:
“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,” he added. “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.”
He continued: “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, Jack White, who was once married to Meg White, said that there were a lot of treasurable moments shared between the duo during their time in The White Stripes. “It’s strange to know that there’s beautiful moments that no one will ever know about,” he said. “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.”