It’s finally official. I know that sounds very sadistic but it’s about time they actually announced it. The rock and roll band The White Stripes are done. Kaput. Finished. Over. The Detroit rockers released six albums in a ten year span before taking a 2 year hiatus following the release of what was to be their final effort Icky Thump. The former married couple were known as a band that ripped off classic rock riffs (an accusation that has never been proven) as well as a band that late night talk host Conan O’Brien was chummy with. Jack and Meg White made it official though via Twitter that the duo was done for good though.
The Whites, married in 1996 divorced in 2000 and continued to make music for seven more years. As for what Meg will be up to the question remains unanswered seeing as unlike good old Jack she never had a million side projects in the works. Meg did remarry though in 2009 to the son of punkers Patti Smith and Fred Smith. Jack though married British model and singer songwriter Karen Elson in 2005.
During the time between Icky Thump and the official announcement Jack was involved in several bands including two Dead Weather albums and two Raconteurs albums. Jack is planning a solo career as well as a group called Rome with Norah Jones and Danger Mouse.