When the White Stripes split, Jack White was in three bands. Now he’s gone solo, but plans to tour his new album Blunderbuss with two backing groups. Even his divorce involved a ‘humdinger’ joint party. Why doesn’t he ever take the simple option?

White tells UK’s The Guardian… “I’m incredibly complicated, incredibly full of energy, incredibly busy and I never stop thinking, I never stop creating. Sitting next to me in a room or laying next to me in a bed, it could be a lot of work. It’s like you’re going to lunch with Larry David, Alan Partridge and Chris Rock all in one person – maybe with a little bit of Woody Allen mixed in there.”