Jack and Meg White have called it quits. The White Stripes are ending their highly acclaimed run of rock and roll, a career that formed in 1997 when the dynamic duo first started performing together.
In a joint statement Jack and Meg said:
“We will make no further new recordings or perform live.”
Jack White in the last several years has been focusing his energies on bands The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs while building his record label Third Man Records.
According to the pair, there is a “myriad of reasons” for the split which comes after a three year hiatus from the music scene, but above all they wanted to preserve “what is beautiful and special about the band.”
Allow me to collect myself for a moment as I’m a bit more than a little heartbroken over this news, even though after a three year hiatus I figure it was only a matter of time.