By Ray Rahman
Updated March 22, 2012 at 07:04 PM EDT
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Once you go solo Jack, you never go back.

In an interview with NME, Jack White emphatically ruled out the possibility of a White Stripes reunion, saying there was “absolutely no chance” of any such thing happening — unless he “went bankrupt.”

“I would probably say absolutely not,” he said of the prospect of reuniting with Meg White for a White Stripes revival. “I couldn’t see any reason to ever do that. I’m not the kind of person that would retire from baseball and come out of retirement the next year. I mean, if we went to all the trouble of telling people we’re done we meant it, you know?”

“If we were forced to change our mind about that, I can only imagine the reason being if we went bankrupt or really needed the cash, which would be a really sad thing,” he continued to NME. “I would probably be issuing an apology along with the announcement of the show dates.”

While it’s clear White wants to shift the focus to his new solo career and his debut record Blunderbuss (due out April 24), he seems to have publicly announced a potential loophole for fans desperate to hear new White Stripes material: make Jack White go bankrupt by not buying his debut record Blunderbuss!

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