NEWS: The White Stripes split, lovers of all things red, white, bluesy and possibly incestuous mourn

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  • 02 Feb 11

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Garage rock gargantuan’s The White Stripes have split up, giving very little reason other than preserving their undoubtedly influential legacy. A post on the duo’s website reads:

“It [the split] is for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band and have it stay that way. The reason is not due to artistic differences or lack of wanting to continue, nor any health issues as both Meg and Jack are feeling fine and in good health.”

Chin up eh? You can always try and fill that gaping void, by stuffing it full of Blood Red Shoes records…or The Ting Ting’s…OH GOD DON’T LEAVE WHITE STRIPES. Oh and before any of you think about making plans because of this other little tid bit…

“The White Stripes do not belong to Meg and Jack anymore. The White Stripes belongs to you now and you can do with it whatever you want.”

Don’t. MiscMusic already called dibs. We’re getting the tourbus packed/ironing our red t-shirt and trouser combo’s as we speak.