If I were a dramatic person, I would have put “and ruin my life” in the headline. As is, I’m just slightly above that. After all, I did get to see them put on one of the best shows I’ve ever seen — Bonnaroo 2007. But as you can see on their homepage, it’s over.
“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. 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”
The White Stripes are one of my favorite bands. I think that they (and My Morning Jacket) are the last great rock ‘n roll bands. They’ll be missed.
(I say the reunion rumors start in 2014)