White Stripes Officially Disband
Posted by Michael Mueller on February 3, 2011 at 8:23 AM
In a statement posted on his Third Man Records web site, Jack White announced that he and Meg White have officially disbanded the White Stripes. "The reason is not due to artistic differences or lack of wanting to continue," the post says, "nor any health issues as both Meg and Jack are feeling fine and in good health."
The post continues, "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."
Although the band says they will make no further recordings or perform live, Third Man Records will continue to put out unreleased live and studio recordings.
The band closed the post with the following statement:
"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."