The White Stripes was an American rock duo, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The group consisted of Jack White (songwriter, vocals, guitar, bass and keyboards) and Meg White (drums and occasional vocals), who were married from 1996 to 2000. After releasing several singles and three albums within the Detroit music scene, the White Stripes rose to prominence in 2002, as part of the garage rock revival scene. Their successful and critically acclaimed albums White Blood Cells and Elephant drew attention from a large variety of media outlets in the United States and the United Kingdom, with the single "Seven Nation Army" and its now-iconic guitar line becoming a huge hit. The band recorded two more albums, Get Behind Me Satan in 2005 and Icky Thump in 2007, and dissolved in 2011 after a lengthy hiatus from performing and recording.

The White Stripes used a low-fidelity approach to writing and recording. Their music featured a melding of garage rock and blues influences and a raw simplicity of composition, arrangement, and performance. The duo was also noted for their fashion and design aesthetic which featured a simple color scheme of red, white, and black - which was used on every album and single cover the band released - as well as the band's obsession with the number three. The band's discography consists of six studio albums, one live album, two extended plays (EP), one concert film, one tour documentary, twenty-six singles, and fourteen music videos. Their last three albums each won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album.

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Jack White to release White Stripes live album 'Live Under The Lights Of The Rising Sun'

Jack White to release White Stripes live album 'Live Under The Lights Of The Rising Sun'

Live LP features 31 tracks recorded across two gigs in 2000

  • Jul 8, 2014

Jack White claims White Stripes' 'Elephant' sleeve was made out of recycled elephant dung

"We forgot to tell people about that at the time," says musician

  • Jun 25, 2014

Third Man Records to release The White Stripes ‘Elephant’ singles collection on vinyl

‘Seven Nation Army’, ‘The Hardest Button To Button’, ‘There’s No Home For You Here’ and ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’ included in box set

  • Jan 5, 2014

Jack White's Third Man reissue 'Elephant' on vinyl – and say every fan needs it on their shelf

The duo's classic 2003 LP to be reissued on August 27

  • Aug 15, 2013

The White Stripes to release 'Nine Miles From The White City' live album

Double LP will be released to celebrate 10th anniversary of 'Elephant'

  • Apr 9, 2013

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Album Review: The White Stripes - 'Under Great White Northern Lights' (Third Man/XL)

Album Review: The White Stripes - 'Under Great White Northern Lights' (Third Man/XL)

The duo's new DVD and live album makes you realise how much you miss them

  • Mar 12, 2010

Alicia Keys and Jack White

Another Way To Die

  • Oct 3, 2008

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  • Jan 14, 2008

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You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)

  • Aug 30, 2007

The Hentchmen with Jack White, Hentch-Forth.Five

Hidden classics unearth yet more strings to Jack White’s bow

  • Jul 3, 2007

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