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Guest analogue wings

I could have seen them at their first ever show outside the US. It was a tiny little blues dive and about 30 people went. I knew the promoter and he would have let me in free.


Couldnt be arsed.


The next time they played NZ it was a huge venue and the tickets cost $80 :facepalm:

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Guest analogue wings

Mate of mine was at a party chatting up one of Jack White's exes (not Meg).


White spots this and slams him up against a wall and yells STAY THE FUCK AWAY FROM THAT WOMAN!


Bit of a drama queen then.

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i also enjoyed the shit drumming.


they were a pretty cool band but overrated i reckon and therefore this big retirement announcement seems quite pretentious to me. "the white stripes belong to the fans now" oh thanks dude.

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Damn, that's unfortunate. I respect that it's "mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band and have it stay that way", though.


"The White Stripes would like to announce that today, February 2nd, 2011, their band has officially ended and will make no further new recordings or perform live.

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.

Meg and Jack want to thank every one of their fans and admirers for the incredible support they have given throughout the 13 plus years of the White Stripes’ intense and incredible career.

Third Man Records will continue to put out unreleased live and studio recordings from The White Stripes in their Vault Subscription record club, as well as through regular channels.

Both Meg and Jack hope this decision isn’t met with sorrow by their fans but that it is seen as a positive move done out of respect for the art and music that the band has created. It is also done with the utmost respect to those fans who’ve shared in those creations, with their feelings considered greatly.

With that in mind the band have this to say:

“The White Stripes do not belong to Meg and Jack anymore. The White Stripes belong to you now and you can do with it whatever you want. The beauty of art and music is that it can last forever if people want it to. Thank you for sharing this experience. Your involvement will never be lost on us and we are truly grateful.”"

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