Breaking: The White Stripes Break Up Today [Pic]

Submitted by: Fancys_Asst 6 years ago in Entertainment

Click for Jack White"s official statement. A band gone too soon? Was Jack interested in The Stripes anymore? Thoughts?
There are 109 comments:
Female 1,682
Makes me sad. They are one of my favorite bands ever <3 Who knows, maybe they will get back together sometime in the future!
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Male 1,678
Wasn`t their last album released like 4 years ago?
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Male 29
Don`t care. The vaguely incestuous duo did not add much to music, outside of their middle school fan base.
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Male 25,417
maybe they are breaking up to do a reunion tour
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Female 570
Noooo!!
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Male 50
@Ace of Jace that`s a guitar riff played through an otaver. Please don`t get into any other arguement because that`s boring.
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Male 10
hehe...kinda don`t care
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Male 12
Lerie: Have you never heard "Seven Nation Army"? It has one of the most unforgettable bass lines in musical history.
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Female 1,264
Who are the White Stripes? O.o?
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Male 379
seriously, this is breaking news? who gives a poo? the white stripes are one of the most overrated bands ever. period.
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Female 3,598
the white stripes were still together? hahaha...
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Male 743
Who is this, exactly?
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Male 131
@Skabashas
Hey, I`m not telling anyone who to listen to. I was responding to a post by Renaud earlier on.
I don`t dislike the music of the white Stripes. What I do dislike is the attitudes & egos that are on display, firstly from the NME & Rolling Stone in taking a fairly typical band & putting them on a pedestal, and then, from the musicians themselves holding a press conference to announce a split in a grandiose manner, despite having 2 years off the circuit.
Trust me, there are unsigned & hard working bands all over the country who will never get the priviledges that Jack & Meg have got, & who are much more talented. - The point I was trying to make is: Enjoy whatever you want, whether it`s Hannah Montana or Cannibal Corpse. - But limiting yourself to whatever other people tell you is the current musical Zeitgeist, means that you will miss out on better, more talented musicians than you know!
Sorry if you took it the wrong way.
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Female 2,525
:*(
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Male 2,988
Jack will still be around, just hope to see some more of Meg in bands in the future.
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Male 312
This is probably for the best. It`s better to quit while you`re ahead than to fade into obscurity... as far as music is concerned.
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Male 23
NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
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Male 237
@Skeezer1991
I don`t have to respect poo. I don`t care how hard it is to perform and how many tasks jack does on stage, does not make their music any better. I realize the raw sound jack was going for, and he definately achieved that... but still at the end of the day the music is bad IMO

Plenty of 2 piece bands out there that put out quality tracks and perform live.. Death From Above 1979, the Black Keys to name a few

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Male 720
All you haters could never do what Jack did live. He`s claimed many times that it was the hardest band he`s ever been in. Hell, he`s doin 3+ things at once for the entire length of a concert. Show some respect.
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Male 1,256
These guys were definitely pioneers of rock and roll, in their musical style, visual aesthetic, and music videos (thanks in part to the work of Michel Gondry). Jack White is still definitely around, making music with the Raconteurs, and a new group called The Dead Weather.

@Trello I`m sure you are a moderately accomplished musician, and I`m not going to argue with that, as I consider myself someone of above-average musical success as well. However, I don`t believe that it is your duty or privilege any more than it is mine to determine for everybody what qualifies as good music. I happen to think the White Stripes play great music, and I also think that it is OK that you do not think that. What bothers me is your sense of self-entitlement and righteousness when it comes to what is considered "good music" for everyone.
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Male 14,331
I thought they were already broke up. On the bright side does that mean I can marry Meg and her massive b(.Y.)bies!
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Male 533
see you in five years for the reunion =|
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Male 1,360
didn`t know them so I don`t care
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Male 131
@Renaud
Sorry. I`ve been a musician for 20 years, I`m in 2 bands (one covers band, one writing original material in a variety of styles), & know more than just 4 chords.
One thing I will say is that very few guitarists would dream of performing with badly tuned strings, and any good drummer will be capable of keeping a constant rhythm at a regular tempo. The songwriting of the White Stripes relied too heavily on cliche`d chord progressions, and overall, didn`t really create anything musically different from 10001 other garage bands in the world.
I will say that they were at least a `Real` band. No prancing vo-coded pretty boys or jailbait tarts doing 70`s covers in sight, but to be honest, the White Stripes were so-so at best. A good pub band, but definitely not the NME darlings that they were made out to be.
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Male 720
Jesus what`s with all the hate? They were one of the last non piece of crap bands out there...
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Male 96
@ Renaud- Thank god someone else hears this band the same way I do! \,,/
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Male 58
@ Renaud aww man i just respected you for a post you made elsewhere...but to see you diss an artist(for the sake of discussion of course) is a shame, i thought youd understand art is relative and subjective to the audience and objective in different ways to the artist/s who created it
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Male 586
I thought they broke up a couple years ago... Obviously you can`t put your heart into two different bands.
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Male 531
Aww man
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Male 335
That`s a shame, they had some good songs.
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Male 423
Ok who`s a real musician and know that the whites stripes is utter garbage? When I say real musician i mean ``that knows more than 4 chord on a guitar and is able to explain why bass is important in music`` One less pooty hipsters scum band 3435345 to go
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Female 66
I like the Raconteurs more, too.
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Male 56
They will be missed. You were great while you lasted, White Stripes.
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Male 422



UPDATE!!!!! Nobody gives a $h!t about the white stripes so F%c& em!!!
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Male 1,116
I like the Raconteurs better anyway.
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Male 493
Awe, sad day for music. They were so decent. A little originality in the unrelenting onslaught of popular music garbage we get today.
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Male 633
he`s got his thing with the raconteurs, so he`s not going away totally.
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Male 537
Damn, that sucks. IMO, shoulda happened a few years ago.
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Male 1,002
As much as I hate Jack White, this makes disrespect him quite a bit less.
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Male 282
"We`re so alternative we don`t even play!"

yawn
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Male 3
Makes me sad, they were one of the greats. Kind of a relief they didn`t drag it out, but I wish I`d seen em live at least once...
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Male 67
huh look at that. their message is similar and with the same feeling as the message at the end of halo:reach where bungie told the public that there will be no more games designed by them
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Male 64
Well that really sucks! At least we`ll hear plenty more from Jack. He works his ass off!
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Male 24
They were still around?!?!
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Male 359
I have no idea who this is.
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Male 3,745
who are these d!ck tw4ts :|
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Male 15,510
And the world keeps moving, who would have guessed
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Male 1,054
"preserve what is beautiful and special about the band"

How can they preserve what does not exist?

No talent hacks finally discovered they have no talent.
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Male 218
And?
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Male 1,765
@LithiumOne
OK, what is so great about The White Stripes or Jack White, exactly?
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Female 126
Always freaked me out that they used to claim in interviews that they were siblings, even though they were married, and even after their marriage came to the public`s attention. Weird, weird people.
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Male 92
Who?
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Female 133
It`s sad, but I understand the reasoning. Some things can`t go on forever and resist turning into pathetic.
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Male 3,477
So, she`s available?
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Male 131
Meh - Overrated band, produced a couple of Lo-Fi songs with a singer/guitarist who squaks & can`t tune his strings, and a drummer who`s rhythmic timing is as bad as an epileptic porn star.
All that was missing was NME & Rolling Stone to make it `hip` to like this, and people bought their albums in droves.
To be fair though, it`s more worthwhile than anything that X-Factor spat out, but why can`t they just leave it at that. Better bands have cropped up, done their thing & gone without the need for press conferences.
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Male 42
@sarahofborg
totally agree with the Beatles thing. whether you like them or not there effect on rock and all popular music today is undeniable. any idiot who denies that is just... i really don`t even know.
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Female 3,562
That`s a huge insult to the Beatles, Nitro, just to even lump them in the same sentence. And the Beatles at least changed all music as we know it, even if you can`t appreciate them you should at least have some respect.
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Female 6
That really blows. I love the white stripes. Saw it coming though.
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Female 3,562
Sooo full of themselves. I only know one of their hit songs and it`s some of the worst childish sounding crap that sounded like a cat attacked a guitar and they put it to lyrics from a 12 year old mall goth.
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Female 1,203
lol that isn`t his sister, she was his wife. They divorced a long time ago and remarried but they were still working together. This is really sad to me :(
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Female 20
:(
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Male 6,694
I think he is just tired of his sister.
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Male 2,841
Whoopty friggin doo.
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Male 196
@batmanners...it`ll probably be better than any of the crap the White Stripes ever released
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Male 4,004
I am going to release a bunch of albums under the name White Stripes from now on...

I don`t even really play an instrument...however I have a wicked set of drums.
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Male 196
@Gerry1of1....I couldn`t possibly agree with you more man...those people are just using up valuable air.
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Male 2,034
I find this picture incredibly pretentious. Same can be said for Jack White.
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Male 376
"They can keep it"

well said
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Male 366
@Gerry - that would easily be the best thing ever!
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Male 40
They can keep it
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Male 39,524
I was hoping for the break up of the Jersey Shores gang
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Male 758
Maybe now that Jack guy can wash his hair.
They really were horribly overrated, like the Beatles.
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Male 407
they sucked, who cares
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Male 153
@The Sharpest
F.U.C.K. Y.O.U.
That is all.
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Male 605
@the sharpest. Typical music trolls who think anyone who is mildly popular, or considered a great by any reviewer is `sh*t` and `crap compared to `real` music`.
If yo could explain WHY he is `barely good` it might be a start.
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Male 42
fans gotta take the "haters" with a grain of salt. i know alot of people who`d purposely make light of a band`s break up even if they like em just too sound cool. i`m sure half the people who posted that they don`t care or never liked them listened to seven nation army or fell in love with agirl right after they read this. i chose to listen to little acorns.
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Female 803
IWMSGAN, they`ve been on hiatus for over two years with promises that they`d get back together soon.

My best friend wants to die. Or at least that`s what she`s been telling everyone. She wouldn`t really do it though.
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Female 40
D: this is horrible!!
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Male 683
I`m claiming ownership then, the White Stripes is mine, you cant have it :) muahahahaha
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Male 391
"Who are the White Stripes?" Really? I know Jack`s no Walsh or Satriani, but ffs, they were decent.
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Male 2,136
Jack`s done two other bands since the Stripes last album so kinda a moot point. Meg never was up to the percussive needs of the writing. That said, a great run and important minimalist band.
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Male 1,765
Nice. The White Stripes are overrated and every time I hear Jack White is the only real blues-rock musician left I weep a little.
Jack White is not amazing at all, if anything barely good. Neither he is a blues guitarist. Get your poo straight people, if you think he is so great you haven`t heard a lot of real music.
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Male 10,855

Yada yada yada
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Male 645
they suck anyway, good riddance
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Male 1,587
I am depressed by the lack of fans or people who appreciate them. They were an amazing group with great songs.
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Male 3,076
never hear of them.
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Female 113
I thought they broke up years ago??
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Male 103
I can`t believe the amount of people that don`t know who the White Stripes are. You`ve never heard the song "Seven Nation Army"? Google is your friend...
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Male 366
Last time I checked, it was the black eyed peas that should have announced their breakup. That would have been worth a celebration!
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Male 239
While pretty much everyone else up in this place be like "I don`t care, yo" imma put it out there n say this is a sad day.
Time to go listen to Elephant and softly weep into my pillow...
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Male 428
I was never a big fan of them but I`m going to have a couple of devastated friends.
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Male 787
People don`t know who the white stripes are? dratin a..
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Male 798
Q: Who the f are the white stripes?

A: Oh you know, one of the most original, artistic bands in the past 15 years.

Jack White is seriously talented.
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Male 30
this is awesome and only about 5 years too late. should have spared us all the crap music a long time ago. i for one am happy about this.
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Male 734
Who?
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Male 589
Q: Who the f are the white stripes?

A: Who the f cares?
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Male 38
ehh the dead weather are much better anyway. didn`t even know the white stripes were still even considered a band
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Male 42
atleast we`ll be able to enjoy jack in the dozen other bands he`s in
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Male 39,524
I guess I`ll have to run right out and find out who the hell they are so I can have an appropriate reaction.
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Male 2,056
: |
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Male 5
The most appropriate reason to break up I have ever heard.
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Male 928
That is actually kind of shocking news for many reasons. Take a good look everyone. This is the first time anyone has ever quit anything while it was still good just to preserve it as a good thing.
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Female 1,963
Whaaaat. Well that makes me slightly unhappy.
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Male 1,557
*shrug*
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Male 1,455
"Okay".
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Male 1,222
Im gonna name my band the white stripes now
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Male 335
The Raconteurs are better.
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Female 7,981
Pass me a bucket..........
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Female 1,780
Link: Breaking: The White Stripes Break Up Today [Pic] [Rate Link] - Click for Jack White`s official statement. A band gone too soon? Was Jack interested in The Stripes anymore? Thoughts?
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