Jack White quote was taken out of context
Shortly after the breakup of the White Stripes was announced, Q Magazine quoted Jack White as having said this:
I won’t join another band again. Three’s enough for one lifetime. If I can’t say it in any of these bands, then I’ll say it by myself.
Of course, this caused some consternation among White's fans. Although White's other two bands have not officially disbanded, the situations in those bands are not the same as in the White Stripes. In the Raconteurs, White shares frontman duties with Brendan Benson; in the Dead Weather, White takes a backseat to frontwoman Alison Mosshart. Fans who wanted another band that would mainly center around Jack White were worried that there would never be such a thing again.
But when this quote was mentioned in user comments on the Third Man Records website, Ben Swank from Third Man gave this response on March 2, 2011:
FYI, the interview that contained the comment you are referring to was conducted late last year before any news of the White Stripes ending their career was even imagined and it was taken out of context of a bigger subject he was discussing regarding his production work.
I interpret this as meaning that there is a possibility White may change his mind about joining another band later. Just thought I'd pass this on.