Yes it’s true. The band that made such an impact on us back in the early millennium is calling it quits. I personally credit them as one of the bands on the forefront of garage punk, which was gaining steady speed at the time.
According to the statement posted on their website, The White Stripes say their breakup 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.” Apparently they’re going out the Seinfeld way. Read the rest of the statement here.
Amidst controversy of whether Meg and Jack were siblings or ex lovers, The White Stripes put out sixth full lengths. It was finally revealed that Meg and Jack had been married, Jack unorthodox in taking Meg’s surname. The White Stripes’ first mainstream hit was, “Fell in Love With a Girl,” whose stop-motion LEGO music video won three MTV Video Music Awards: Breakthrough Video, Best Special Effects, and Best Editing, and “Pitchfork” named the best video of the decade.
Image by Fabio Venni from London, UK (White Stripes) via Wikimedia Commons