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Detroit, Michigan, United States (1997 – 2011)

The White Stripes were an band, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. They disbanded in 2011. The group consisted of songwriter Jack White (vocals, piano/keyboards, guitar) and Meg White (drums, vocals).

After releasing several singles and three albums within the Detroit independent music underground, The White Stripes rose to prominence in 2002, as part of the scene. Their successful albums White Blood Cells and Elephant drew them attention from a large variety of media outlets in the United States and the United Kingdom.

The White Stripes used a low-fidelity, do-it-yourself approach to writing and recording. Their music features a melding of and influences and a raw simplicity of composition, arrangement, and performance. The duo is also noted for their fashion and design aesthetic which features a simple color scheme of red, white, and black.

The White Stripes’ discography consists of six studio albums, two extended plays (EP), one video album, 26 singles and fourteen music videos. The band has sold approximately 12 million albums worldwide, 2 million in the US alone, and their latest three albums have each won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album.

On February 2, 2011, the band announced on their website that they had disbanded.

Official band website: www.whitestripes.com

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  • I_Am_Kid_A

    Here's my review of Jack's Lazaretto! See what you think and whether you agree :-) http://amusicaltimetravellingdiamond.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/lazaretto-by-jack-white/

    4 Jul 1:51pm Reply
  • Bee-3

    Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Joleeeeeeene! ♥ [2]

    3 Jul 10:13pm Reply
  • RiceCookie

    Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Joleeeeeeene!

    3 Jul 2:06pm Reply
  • EricValeev

    Icky Thump ♥

    24 Jun 8:47pm Reply
  • kelseymillz

    Just when I thought I needed some more Jack White in my life, he releases an incredible album and music video!! But really, I may miss the White Stripes, but Lazaretto honestly makes up for it

    13 Jun 3:12am Reply
  • karl_seifert

    Black Math putooosssss!!!!

    12 Jun 12:55am Reply
  • Otaviomaniezo

    feel in love with a girl, my favorite song. <3

    11 Jun 12:29am Reply
  • AndrePissiota

    Ahh cara, TWS é amor. <3

    6 Jun 2:45pm Reply
  • impronen

    Pretty good is a letdown after consistently achieving awesomeness. I really dont mean hes bad. Just not as good as he usea to be with Meg.

    5 Jun 3:57pm Reply
  • henrikfelix

    I just don't know what to do with myself <3 [4]

    5 Jun 2:05am Reply
  • cvn2nvc

    @impronen Nope. Way off the mark. Everything Jack White touches is pretty good.

    5 Jun 1:56am Reply
  • DenUltimata

    I just don't know what to do with myself <3 [8]

    1 Jun 10:04pm Reply
  • vidalog32

    "I just don't know what to do with myself <3" [3]

    29 May 7:11pm Reply
  • impronen

    Apparently Meg's not doing much, at least in relation to music. My theory is that Meg's introversion and simplistic playing was Jack's "Little Room" and now that she's not there, he really doesn't know what to do with himself. I like The Raconteurs and some of his solo stuff is decent but it's just pale when compared to the things he achieved with Meg. So don't you be looking down on her!

    24 May 9:36am Reply
  • TaynahSB

    I just don't know what to do with myself <3

    24 May 3:32am Reply
  • Zanderich

    You got a reaction.

    24 May 12:50am Reply
  • Zanderich

    You got a reaction,

    24 May 12:49am Reply
  • Zanderich

    Didn't you?

    24 May 12:49am Reply
  • pastlives

    The White Stripes reunion probably won't ever happen :'(

    23 May 2:33pm Reply
  • harpseel

    I'm almost certain that Ultra LP is making fun of record collectors at this point

    20 May 6:05am Reply
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