Stripes' coke deal
09:30 29 August 2005
White Stripes rocker Jack White is to record a song for Coca-Cola.
The 'Blue Orchid' singer has been approached by the soft drinks giant to pen a track for the company's new advertising campaign and is said to be seriously considering the offer.
An advertising source said: "Coke have been talking to Jack to get him to write a new song and he's very interested."
It is believed the company are desperate to replicate the success of their 1971 TV advertising campaign, which featured the worldwide hit 'I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke' and are hopeful Jack can come up with a similarly catchy jingle.
The insider told Britain's NME magazine: "They believe Jack is the only artist who will be able to deliver them something equally timeless."
White Stripes sources have confirmed the approach, with one saying: "He's been asked to do it and is just deciding whether or not it's a good idea."
In 2001, The White Stripes - Jack and 'sister' Meg White - were asked to star in an advertising campaign by clothing giants Gap but declined.
The pair claimed if they accepted the lucrative offer it would mean they had "sold out."
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