The End of The White Stripes

The White Stripes formed in 1997, since then they’ve buttoned some buttons that were really hard to button, fell in love with a girl and even broken bricks.  It appears that the brick breaking couldn’t last forever, as they announced yesterday that the band, which consists of Jack and Meg White, have split.

In early interviews Jack said that he and Meg were siblings, which was not the case.  Jack White, born Jack Gilli, married Meg White in 1996, at the time she was working as a bartender, and he took her last name.  They still insisted they were brother and sister even after proof of their marriage emerged.  Jack has since revealed that this was to keep the focus on the music rather than on the couple’s relationship, which had ended before they came into any real success.

The White Stripes have a massive fan based, all of which are devastated by the news.  However, the band does not want fans to be upset by the split as they do not have to say goodbye to The White Stripes just to Jack and Meg ‘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’.  There are many reasons why they decided to end the band; the main is to ‘preserve what is beautiful and special about the band’.

Although no new recordings will be made, some unreleased tracks are expected to come out in the future.

Are you a fan?  If so, how did you take the news of the bands demise?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.


4 responses

  1. Amy

    I guess dr not da bad,not a big fan of dem… Sad 2 c dem go doh !!!! Dey had some good songs

    February 4, 2011 at 3:16 am

    • That they do. My favourite song of their’s, at the moment, is my doorbell, the song at the of the post.

      February 6, 2011 at 2:21 am

  2. Robbie

    Ah what a pity.
    They are much better than all the awful Indie Rock bands so popular now.

    February 4, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    • Very true, it’s sad to see them go, but at least they’re going out on a high, like friends did.

      February 6, 2011 at 2:23 am

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