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White Stripes call it quits

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Sad news today in the music world, the seminal band The White Stripes announced they have broken up.

The reason for the breakup is for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band and have it stay that way, according to a statement on the band’s website.

Meg and Jack White created some amazing music over the more than 13 years they were together melding rock with blues in a manner hardly seen before.

From their debut “The White Stripes,” to their latest live release “Under Great White Northern Lights” the band leaves an epic catalog.

Jack White has gone on to break musical ground with his other projects like The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather. Third Man records, Jack White’s Record Company, will continue on as well and release studio and live recordings.

Statement from the band:

“The White Stripes do not belong to Meg and Jack anymore. The White Stripes belong
to you now and you can do with it whatever you want. The beauty of art and music is
that it can last forever if people want it to. Thank you for sharing this experience. Your
involvement will never be lost on us and we are truly grateful.”


Written by David Young

February 2, 2011 at 6:25 pm

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  1. White Stripes dead? Long live White Stripes.

    Sad day for fans like me who never caught them live.

    I’ve yet to embrace Dead Weather, but Raconteurs is one of the best live shows on my list.

    I hope Meg does some solo rock drumming exploration LPs or joins up with a supergroup.


    February 2, 2011 at 6:59 pm

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