R.I.P. The White Stripes

Text from their currently crashed website:

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 to stay that way.

Meg and Jack want to thank everyone 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 channels.

Both Meg and Jack hope this decision isn’t met with sorrow 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 to say this:

“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

(transcription swiped from East Village Radio)

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  • weedsteeler

    not gonna bother reading this.
    i thought they had broken up years ago?
    the boy in the group looks like a chubby goth who thinks he look like johnny depp and has watched way to many tim burton movies…
    not cuuute guyssss….

  • SwanSong

    The White Stripes are forever a great summertime band for me. North Shore Massachusetts beaches and city nights.

    Jack White = chubby goth who could beat the shit out of a roomful of fucking hipsters any day.

  • weedsteeler

    nah, cuz he would get sued if he did.

  • SwanSong

    Settled out of court.

  • Crazygeek

    In my book The white stripes were and still are the best band
    Of the 21st century by far.