Kali Durga wrote:Perhaps so that people will stop asking them about it constantly?
That can't be it. History has taught us that even when an artist says "never, no matter what" they STILL get the question in every interview. If anything, saying "never again" adds MORE questions to the interview. Now instead of:
Interviewer: "So, Jack. Any chance the White Stripes will get back together?"
Jack: "I don't know, man. You really never know."
Interviewer: "Cool, cool. So, about Blunderbuss..."
"Interviewer: "So, Jack. Any chance the White Stripes will get back together?"
Jack: "No. Not ever. No matter what."
Interviewer: "Wow, that sounds serious. Did you and Meg have a falling out?"
And it snowballs from there. See what I mean?
McCartney once said that if John hadn't been killed the Beatles would have most definitely gotten back together at some point for a reunion. Hell, they proved it with the "Threetles" for the Anthology series in the 90's. But Jack has defined himself as a man of his word, a man of integrity. So when he says "not ever, no matter what" he's likely to stand solid as stone by that statement forever.
I'm not saying he doesn't have the right to say "never", not at all. I'm just trying to figure out why he would say it. He was so excited about getting the White Stripes back in the studio in that interview, less than a year before the announced break-up.
Anyway, I'm just a fan. As a fan this stuff is interesting to me. Not a big deal at the end of the day, of course. Just a fun conversation.
(and I appreciate that some of you will say "just leave it alone" or "dude, Meg doesn't want to do it so drop it", that won't bother me)