Jack White Says He Doesn't Speak With Meg White Anymore
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.23.2014
She's a hermit...
Jack White says that he barely ever talks with former bandmate Meg White anymore. The rocker told Rolling Stone that Meg, with whom he ended the White Stripes in 2011, doesn't talk with many people anymore including him.
White said, "I don't think anyone talks to Meg. She's always been a hermit. When we lived in Detroit, I'd have to drive over to her house if I wanted to talk to her, so now it's almost never...She's one of those people who won't high five me when I get the touchdown. She viewed me that way of 'Oh, big deal, you did it, so what?' Almost every single moment of the White Stripes was like that. We'd be working in the studio and something amazing would happen: I'm like, 'Damn, we just broke into a new world right there!' And Meg's sitting in silence. I remember hearing Ringo Starr say, 'I always felt sorry for Elvis, because in The Beatles we had each other to talk about what it felt like. Elvis was by himself.' I was like, 'Shit, try being in a two-piece where the other person doesn't talk!'"
He had some high marks for Meg as a performer though, noting, "I would often look at her onstage and say, 'I can't believe she's up there.' I don't think she understood how important she was to the band, and to me and to music. She was the antithesis of a modern drummer. So childlike and incredible and inspiring. All the not-talking didn't matter, because onstage? Nothing I do will top that."
White's new solo album Lazaretto releases on June 10th.