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Jack White's Band, The White Stripes, Officially Calls It Quits! So Good Or No Good?

Wed, February 2, 2011 4:11pm EDT by Add first Comment

After more than a decade, Jack White and his ex-wife, Meg, have disbanded their group, The White Stripes! Are you bummed?

Jack White and his ex-wife Meg have officially disbanded their rock group, The White Stripes. We have to admit we’re not shocked the band is calling it quits — after all, they haven’t released a new album since 2007 and have most recently been on a hiatus!

Jack and Meg announced the breakup on their website Feb. 2, saying they disbanded for no other reason than wanting “to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band.” They thanked their fans and and said their good byes.

This was the official memo on The White Stripes’ 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 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 channels.

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

Kirstin Benson