The extremely popular rock duo The White Stripes announced today that they are splitting up the band. This is heartbreaking news for music lovers around the world.
The White Stripes have been rocking the music scene for more than ten years. They have released six albums together.
Jack and Meg White, the band’s duo, presented themselves as brother and sister, but were actually ex-husband and wife. A statement issued this afternoon said that there was no behind the scenes troubles that doomed the band.
“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.”
The rockers are urging fans not to be upset at the band’s split. Though no new recordings are expected, there are some unreleased tracks to be released.
Are you a fan of The White Stripes? How do you feel about the split?