The White Stripes split
The White Stripes have announced via their official website that they have broken up.
In a statement posted today the band explain "the reason is not due to artistic differences or lack of wanting to continue. It is for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band and have it stay that way."
There is a small silver lining, as the post goes on to explain, Jack White's Third Man record label will continue to release unheard material and live recordings from the duo via a subscription club.