The Death of The White Stripes: A Day That Will Live in Infamy
Since middle school, I have ADORED The White Stripes! This band has become an alternative rock legacy in America. The other day, when I was checking my Facebook, I found out through an old prep school friend's status that this amazing duo has broken up.
The Detroit duo has been around since 1997 and is comprised of a former married couple, Jack and Meg White. The interesting mixture and fusion of many primal, rock, and all-American minimalistic music is hypnotizing!
Jack White, the eccentric lead singer and public face of the band, is an unorthodox figure in modern alternative music history. However, he has options: a solo career, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather are only a few of his other endeavors.
Meg White, the second half of the duo, is an equally interesting artistic genius. Unlike White, the primal drummer is a simple woman. Admittedly shy, she gives few interviews. She has a dark mystique that captivates audiences.
On February 2, 2011, the duo announced their split and devastated their legions of fans, including myself.
They believed in themselves and there was no obstacle they couldn't overcome together. How many former lovers do you know that can say that?
So, to end this, here is their reason why they split:
"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."