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Thursday
Feb032011

The White Stripes Break Up

Photo Courtesy - Third Man Records(NEW YORK) -- Jack White and Meg White, the two members of the band The White Stripes, have officially called it quits.

The duo posted a farewell message on their official website.  The statement reads, "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 have it stay that way."

The band released six studio albums over the course of their 13-year career.

The statement goes on to say that 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."

Recently, Jack White has been all over the place with his many projects.  Besides starting two new bands, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather, he also runs the Nashville, Tennessee-based Third Man Records.  White has also produced and recorded plenty of up-and-coming acts, along with legends including Loretta Lynn and Wanda Jackson. 

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Friday
Nov122010

Is a White Stripes Reunion in the Works? 

Photo Courtesy - Third Man Records(NEW YORK) -- Jack White hints at the possibility of a White Stripes reunion in the upcoming December issue of Vanity Fair magazine.  MTV.com reports that White, who was promoting a new White Stripes merchandise set, said that "Meg [White] and I can get back in the studio and start fresh."

He also pointed out the many accomplishments they had achieved as a band, including "a full tour of Canada, a documentary, coffee-table book, live album, and a boxed set." He added they may want to start getting back to work soon.  While the Vanity Fair issue isn't out yet, you can see a scan of the interview at Antiquiet.com.

The White Stripes, whose last album was 2007's Icky Thump, have been on hiatus ever since canceling a tour in support of the album.  The cancellation was due to Meg's suffering from anxiety.

In the Stripes' absence, White has kept busy with two other bands, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather, and running his Nashville-based label, Third Man Records.

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