Jack White Once Wanted To Be A Priest

    Apparently, instead of getting married, divorced, starting a band with his ex-wife and telling everyone she was his sister, starting 40 more bands and then marrying a model, Jack White almost did the opposite and became a priest. That’s what he told BBC’s Radio 4 anyway, during a recent interview in which he compared blues singers and Catholic priests. The UK’s Sun quotes White, in talking about his priestly aspirations at the age of 14, as saying:


    “Blues singers and people who are singing on stage have the same feelings and emotions that someone who is called to be a priest might have. At the time I thought I need to give myself a chance to play music while I’m a teenager.”


    This early inclination down the path of religion isn’t really all that weird in people who grew up in religious homes (Jack White’s parents worked for the Archdiocese of Detroit). Dan Aykroyd, Martin Scorsese, Michael Moore, Al Gore and, notoriously, Joseph Stalin all planned to be priests early on (the latter four are seminary dropouts). Plans are made to be broken, I guess. [Sun via Spinner]