You Can Thank RZA for the Jack White Solo Album
At the end of January — almost a year to the day after the White Stripes’ breakup — White announced he was putting out a solo record. He’d been avoiding doing one, mainly because it was what everyone expected. But when the rapper RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan failed to show up for a session at his house last summer, White decided he might as well work on some of his own songs. The album, “Blunderbuss,” grew from there.
The rumor is RZA actually showed up to record but he brought Dan Auerbach with him, so Jack kicked them out.