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Saturday 18 November 2017

How Jack White forged a 'guitar bond' with Edge

The 37-year-old was speaking at a question-and-answer session with 400 students at UCD last night.
The 37-year-old was speaking at a question-and-answer session with 400 students at UCD last night.
Laura Butler

Laura Butler

ROCK STAR Jack White has admitted that he was on the verge of opting out of the 2008 documentary 'It Might Get Loud' he made with The Edge and Jimmy Page.

The singer told of how he may never have developed a friendship with the U2 star if he had pulled out of working with him for Davis Guggenheim's film that discussed the significance of the electric guitar.

"At first because I didn't really know what the film was going to be, it was a little bit scary," said White.

"I thought about pulling out and not being a part of it. I didn't know where it was headed. But once we got together, with the Edge and Jimmy Page . . . we really bonded and became friends and we found a love of music that tied us together."

Paying further tribute to The Edge's guitar playing, he added: "Nobody does what he does. The notes on his guitar keeping rolling over each other all the time. Nobody can touch that.

"You can't sit down and plan that. It has to start from something natural that only occurs to you."

The 37-year-old was speaking at a question-and-answer session with 400 students at UCD last night.

White was honoured by the Literary & Historical Society with the James Joyce award.

Irish Independent

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