This is a major bummer for fans of the White Stripes! It is now official, one of our favorite duos for quite some time now, have called it quits! The White Stripes have officially broken up!
Check out the full statement below from their Web site:
The White Stripes would like to announce that today, February 2nd, 2011,
their band has officially ended and will make no further new recordings or perform live.
The reason is not due to artistic differences or lack of wanting to continue, nor any
health issues as both Meg and Jack are feeling fine and in good health.
It is for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve What is beautiful and special about the band and have it stay that way.
Meg and Jack want to thank every one of their fans and admirers for the incredible
support they have given throughout the 13 plus years of the White Stripes’ intense and
Third Man Records will continue to put out unreleased live and studio recordings from
The White Stripes in their Vault Subscription record club, as well as through regular
Both Meg and Jack hope this decision isn’t met with sorrow by their fans but that it is
seen as a positive move done out of respect for the art and music that the band has
created. It is also done with the utmost respect to those fans who’ve shared in those
creations, with their feelings considered greatly.
With that in mind the band have this to say:
“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.”
Meg and Jack White
The White Stripes
Well, all god things come to and end and perhaps Meg and Jack want to preserve the band’s good name and music instead of letting it go sour. If you checked out their documentary last year, “Under Great White Northern Lights” by Emmett Malloy, you may have seen the hints that this was eventually going to happen some time soon.
As cliche as it may sound, when one door opens, another one opens: I’m definitely excited for what Jack White is cooking up in his future plans …