The White Stripes Denounce Donald Trump’s Use Of “Seven Nation Army”
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 09:29:23
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"Regarding the use of "Seven Nation Army" in a Donald Trump campaign video, The White Stripes would like to unequivocally state that they have nothing whatsoever to do with this video. They are disgusted by this association, and by the illegal use of their song."
It is important to note that the video in question was not endorsed or created by the Trump campaign and rather seems to be a fan video. The video has since been taken down by YouTube.
It has been awhile since the duo has made any statements together. The band officially broke up in February of 2011, and have not reunited since.
Last month, Jack White released Acoustic Recordings 1998–2016, which included covers of many White Stripes tracks, as well as the previously unreleased song "City Lights". The song received a "surprise" music video from Michel Gondry, which the band had worked with on numerous videos before.
A statement about the song and video was released by the band on Youtube:
"Third Man Records is pleased to share the genius surprise gift they received from their friend MICHEL GONDRY. On his own and without anyone's knowledge, the legendary filmmaker shot a video for "City Lights," which he sent them the other night. The video is Gondry's fifth visual collaboration with The White Stripes. "City Lights" was written for The White Stripes' GET BEHIND ME SATAN but then forgotten until White revisited the 2005 album for Third Man's Record Store Day 2015 vinyl reissue and finished the recording in 2016. The track is the first new, worldwide commercially released song by The White Stripes since 2008."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff