Break-Ups: The White Stripes (1997 – 2011)

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White StripesThe White Stripes have officially broken up after more than thirteen years together.  The band made the announcement on their website saying:

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. […]

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.” 

The full statement can be read here. The White Stripes last released Icky Thump on 2007.