THE WHITE STRIPES star Jack White almost become a priest.

The SEVEN NATION ARMY rocker has revealed he had his sights set on a higher calling after he was accepted to a seminary in Wisconsin as a teenager, but turned his back on the priesthood to become a musician.

He explains, "I was going to become a priest, but, at the last second, I thought, 'I'll just go to public school.

"I had just gotten a new amplifier in my bedroom and I didn't think I was allowed to take it with me."

10/02/2005 21:26