Jack White 'Said He'd Like To Produce' Next Libertines Album, Says Pete Doherty
In a recent interview with D8 TV in France, Libertines frontman Pete Doherty revealed that one of the potential producers for the band's comeback album is none other than Jack White, claiming that the former White Stripes frontman "said he'd like to produce" the album, which would be their first since their 2004 sophomore effort The Libertines.
"I'd love him to do it," Doherty admitted. "It'd be amazing. But I won't get too hopeful."
Doherty may be right to keep his hopes down; Though Jack White has produced a number of artists in the past, including Loretta Lynn, Beck, and even Insane Clown Posse, The Guardian points out that the last full-length album he produced (other than his own solo work) was Wanda Jackson's The Party Ain't Over from back in 2011, which means he might be too busy to work with anyone else at the moment.
Jack White wouldn't the first rock star to produce a Libertines album: as NME points out, the band's first two albums, 2003's Up The Bracket and 2004's The Libertines, were both produced by Mick Jones of the Clash.
Speaking with NME back in July, Doherty expressed plans for the band to set out for some writing sessions in Germany following their current tour. "For some reason in my head, I'm thinking October, November time," he said. "Basically, it'll have to be like Paris, but in Hamburg, and for a bit longer. I'm up for it."
White is currently on a solo tour, which will end in London on Nov. 19. He has also expressed plans to release a new album with his band the Dead Weather at some point in 2015.