According to BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat, Jack and Meg White have decided to put an end to The White Stripes. They said that it wasn’t about artistic difference or health issues, but really becuse they didn’t want to ruin a good thing. 13 years and six studio albums is a pretty good run and the band has gathered a legion of fans that are sure to follow the pair’s other projects. For me though it feels like the end of an era, they were one of my favourite bands as a teenager and remain so now. It’s a good thing then that The Dead Weather and Raconteurs are both brilliant substitutes.
I suppose at least now there will be no more shows to cancel and so no more pissed off and disappointed fans, loyal as they may be. Goodnight and good luck Jack and Meg, thanks.