Jack White: “I Will Always Miss The White Stripes”

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Calling Jack White prolific is an understatement. Since emerging in the early ‘00s fronting the White Stripes, he’s launched two more bands (the Raconteurs and Dead Weather), as well as a successful solo career, capped by his breakout 2012 full-length album, Blunderbuss.

But for many longtime fans, there will always be something special about the White Stripes, which officially dissolved in early 2011 amidst rumors regarding the band’s drummer, Meg White, and her much-publicized bouts with anxiety.

White Stripes fans aren’t alone in lamenting the band’s demise. Jack White himself has admitted that he too pines for the red and white candy-colored act that made him famous.

“Yeah, I will always miss the White Stripes,” White said during an interview for Esquire UK’s January 2013 music issue that features him on the cover. “My dad’s dead; it’s like say do you miss your dad? Of course, I always will. How could I not?”

Jack White has spent most of this year touring in support of his solo album, Blunderbuss. He’s wraps up 2012 with a headlining performance at Night 2 of this year’s edition of KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas concert. White will be appearing alongside such acts as the Killers, M83, fun., and Passion Pit. According to White’s official website, it will be his last show of the year.

See Jack White perform his last show of 2012 and all of the acts at this year’s Almost Acoustic Xmas shows (including Linkin Park, Garbage, the Lumineers and many more) when both nights will be webcast right here next Monday, December 11 (Night 1) and Tuesday, December 12 (Night 2). Both webcasts will begin at 10 am PT/1 pm ET, so set your alarms accordingly.

–Scott T. Sterling, CBS Local

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