The White Stripes announce their breakup


Possibly one of the worlds most solid musical masterpieces The White Stripes are over…

The groundbreaking rock duo have announced they are splitting up and “will make no further new recordings or perform live”.

The band have had countless hits throughout their career such as ‘Seven Nation Army’, ‘Dead Leaves and The Dirty Ground’, ‘Icky Thump’ and more recently ‘Conquest’.

Members Jack White and Meg White say there are a “myriad of reasons” for the break-up, but the main reason is to “preserve what is beautiful and special about the band”.

The last recording by the White Stripes was the live album Under the Great White Northern Lights, released last year.

The pair, formerly married, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan, and rose to prominence with their 2001 album White Blood Cells.

They won three Grammy awards before taking a long haitus.

Jack White has focused his attention on many other musical projects, including the bands the Dead Weather and the Raconteurs, as well as his Nashville, Tennessee-based Third Man Records.

  • Aaron Kopanica

    DEVISTATED…. massive loss to the music industry