After 13 years and 6 studio albums, The White Stripes introduced their breakup in February 2011. In an announcement on the time, Jack and Meg White, the storage rock band’s drummer and Jack’s ex-wife, stated they had been going separate methods for a “myriad of causes, however principally to protect what is gorgeous and particular concerning the band” and never “as a result of creative variations or lack of eager to proceed, nor any well being points,” per BBC Newsbeat.
In a 2014 Rolling Stone cowl story, Jack stated Meg was an unbelievable drummer however an unenthusiastic collaborator.
“She’s a kind of individuals who received’t high-five me after I get the landing,” he stated on the time. “She seen me that means of ‘Oh, large deal, you probably did it, so what?’ Nearly each single second of the White Stripes was like that. We’d be working within the studio and one thing wonderful would occur: I’m like, ‘Rattling, we simply broke into a brand new world proper there!’ And Meg’s sitting in silence.”
He went on: “I bear in mind listening to Ringo Starr say, ‘I all the time felt sorry for Elvis, as a result of within the Beatles we had one another to speak about what it felt like. Elvis was by himself.’ I used to be like, ‘S—t, strive being in a two-piece the place the opposite particular person doesn’t discuss!’”