Indie-Rock Duo The White Stripes Announce Break Up Breaking up is apparently not hard to do for The White Stripes, the indie-rock duo of guitarist/producer Jack White and drummer Meg White that gained mainstream fame with the racing punk single “Fell in Love with a Girl.”

The band posted an official statement on their Web site today announcing the split, explaining that the decision was for “a myriad of reasons.”

According to the statement: “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’s for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band and have it stay that way.”

Since it’s been nearly four years since The White Stripes released any fresh material, the break up doesn’t come as much as a surprise. Jack White has also been pouring most of his energy into his other musical projects over the years, including The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, and producing albums for his Nashville-based label, Third Man Records. But the duo states unreleased studio and live recordings will be made available for fans through Third Man.

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