The White Stripes Biography

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The White StripesBand Information

Music Style: Garage Rock, Alternative Rock, Punk Blues
Country: United States
Year: 1997- Present


Jack White- Guitars, Vocals
Meg White- Drums


The White Stripes is an American alternative rock duo that hails from Michigan. The band is composed of Jack and Meg White. They are considered to be one of the pioneers of the new rock music scene. The band was formed in 1997 when Jack left his previous band The Go. The band went on to release two albums before reaching success in the rock music scene.

The band’s first success came by way of their third album White Blood Cells which was released in 2001. With the band’s unique stripped down garage rock sound, the band began to attract attention as well as critical acclaim first in the UK then in the US. Their follow up album, Elephant in 2003 also drew positive reviews and even greater commercial success. This album became the band’s first UK chart topper and also their first US Top 10 album.

The album’s success was fueled by its most successful single to date, "Seven Nation Army". In 2004, the album won the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album while "Seven Nation Army" won the Grammy for Best Rock Song. The band’s 2005 album, Get Behind Me Satan, also won at the 2006 Grammy’s for Best Alternative Music Album.

The band became famous for their raw, low fidelity sound and songs with simple composition and arrangement. Most songs are played with only two musical instruments handled by the duo.


The White Stripes- Released 1999
De Stijl- Released 2000
White Blood Cells- Released 2001
Elephant- Released 2003
Get Behind Me Satan- Released 2005
Icky Thump- Released 2007


Unlike previous reports, Jack and Meg White are not actually siblings. They were actually husband and wife before they got divorced in 2000.

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