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19/07/2012 18:10 | By James Hurley, editor, MSN Music

Jack White: the judgment that's thrown on you is unbearable

MSN Music editor James Hurley talks to the mighty Jack White about his solo album, Blunderbuss, dealing with the expectations of others, and much more…


Jack White (© Third Man)

Jack White is the foremost rock star of our time. He's also famously guarded about his private life, so any attempt to find out what makes him tick has to be negotiated with caution.

We caught up with him last month during his run of UK gigs and were lucky enough to catch him in unusually expansive mood. So much so, in fact, that we moved beyond discussion of his brilliant solo album, Blunderbuss, and into more personal territory; how he deals with people's expectations, the nature of celebrity, and in one particularly surreal moment, his memories of the 1980s TV show Hart To Hart.

We couldn't possibly fit all this into the seven-minute clip below, but fear not, Jack fans - we're giving you the option to watch the full, unedited version too!

Jack White (© Rex)

Jack White on film

Jack White is nothing if not prolific. As well as six albums with the White Stripes, he's released two albums each with his other bands, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather, as well as his solo debut, Blunderbuss.

Here are some video highlights from Jack's career.

The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
The White Stripes - Icky Thump
The White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl
The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldier
The Raconteurs - Salute Your Solution
The Raconteurs - Steady, As She Goes
The Dead Weather - I Cut Like A Buffalo
The Dead Weather - Treat Me Like Your Mother
Jack White - Freedom At 21
Jack White - Love Interruption
Jack White - Sixteen Saltines

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Jack White: the judgment that's thrown on you is unbearableMSN Music editor James Hurley talks to the mighty Jack White about his solo album, Blunderbuss, dealing with the expectations of others, and much more…James Hurleyeditor, MSN Music2012-07-19T17:10:05Jack White is the foremost rock star of our time. He's also famously guarded about his private life, so any attempt to find out what makes him tick has to be negotiated with caution.We caught up with him last month during his run of UK gigs and were lucky enough to catch him in unusually expansive mood. So much so, in fact, that we moved beyond discussion of his brilliant solo album, Blunderbuss, and into more personal territory; how he deals with people's expectations, the nature of celebrity, and in one particularly surreal moment, his memories of the 1980s TV show Hart To Hart.We couldn't possibly fit all this into the seven-minute clip below, but fear not, Jack fans - we're giving you the option to watch the full, unedited version too!Buy: BlunderbussWatch: Jack White unedited interview (28 mins)Competition: win tickets to see Jack headline the iTunes festivalJack White on filmJack White is nothing if not prolific. As well as six albums with the White Stripes, he's released two albums each with his other bands, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather, as well as his solo debut, Blunderbuss.Here are some video highlights from Jack's career.The White Stripes - Seven Nation ArmyThe White Stripes - Icky ThumpThe White Stripes - Fell In Love With A GirlThe Raconteurs - Broken Boy SoldierThe Raconteurs - Salute Your SolutionThe Raconteurs - Steady, As She GoesThe Dead Weather - I Cut Like A BuffaloThe Dead Weather - Treat Me Like Your MotherJack White - Freedom At 21Jack White - Love InterruptionJack White - Sixteen Saltinesseo_keywordsJack White, White Stripes, Blunderbuss, Raconteurs, Dead WeatherJack White(Third Man)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Third Man Records)Jack White(Rex)