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Will former White Stripes frontman Jack White be the main contender to produce a new album from the Rolling Stones, if the legendary band decides to record one for its 50th anniversary? According to a Rolling Stone interview with Stones guitarist Keith Richards, it could happen. Richards, who's been friends with White for years, said, "That's always a possibility. The door is wide open."White has produced other iconic artists before, notably Loretta Lynn and Wanda Jackson, resulting in acclaimed releases for both.He first saw the Stones in 2002, when the White Stripes opened for them, leading him to tell Rolling Stone, "(I learned) how good they were. You could see the comfort level between them, in Keith's guitar playing and Ron's slide playing. It's impressive, man, when that confidence is exuded."White and Richards actually did some recording together in 2009, although the tracks have yet to see the light of day. Richards explained, "I don't know if (Jack) ever considered that it was actually, like, master cuts. But at the same time if Jack wanted to do it, I'd probably say, 'Yeah.'"White is currently touring behind his first solo album, Blunderbuss, which earned him the first Number One album of his career when it debuted atop the Billboard chart in early May.

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