White Stripes disband


Junior Member
The White Stripes would like to announce that today, February 2nd, 2011,
their band has officially ended and will make no further new recordings or perform live.

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.

Meg and Jack want to thank every one of their fans and admirers for the incredible
support they have given throughout the 13 plus years of the White Stripes’ intense and
incredible career.

Third Man Records will continue to put out unreleased live and studio recordings from
The White Stripes in their Vault Subscription record club, as well as through regular

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.”

Meg and Jack White
The White Stripes

speedfreaks ball

psychobilly member
love white stripes but meg and jack have not recordered anything new for at least 3 year so its not a shock, jack will never emulate his golden period with any of the splinter bands im afraid.

Raphael Lambach

Well-Known Member
I confess I have never listened WS too much and it's not as terrible to me as it seems to be to WS fans all over the world. Fans are going through something bad, I know, but they'll get over it soon since Jack is always doing new stuff with somebody.
Absolutely gutted about this. They were my favourite band and I can't believe I'll never see them live again. I know it's been a while since we had anything new, but the hope was always there that Jack and Meg would get back in the studio and make some more magic. Been listening to them constantly since the news came out. I know Jack is recording with everyone at the moment but it's Meg that makes it so special. That kind of chemistry comes around so rarely. If Morrissey doesn't tour this year I'm doomed. :(
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