The White Stripes Call It Quits
February 2, 2011 at 12:55 PM (PT)
THE WHITE STRIPES announced TODAY (2/2) on their website that the band has broken up. After 13 years, JACK WHITE and his ex-wife MEG WHITE said in a statement that THE WHITE STRIPES have officially ended and will not make new recordings or perform live.
The duo indicated the break-up is to preserve "what is beautiful and special about the band and have it stay that way."
In the statement the band said, "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."