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White Stripes To Split?

The White Stripes are about to split according to Jack White’s nephew Ben Blackwell (of The Dirtbombs). Blackwell claims that the ‘Seven Nation Army’ duo are on the verge of a break-up as Jack wants to continue with his solo work. “Jack hasn’t spoken directly to me about it, but the word in Detroit is that the White Stripes are near-done,” explained Blackwell. “He could certainly live off The White Stripes’ legacy for the rest of his life. And that’s the best motivator, he can do whatever he wants now and he doesn’t have to worry about whether it’s safe or commercially viable,” reports 6Music. Jack’s solo work includes an appearance in film ‘Cold Mountain’, and producing country star Loretta Lynn’s new album ‘Van Lear Rose’ (please keep in mind that this is an unconfirmed rumor.. We are checking with our sources in Detriot to confirm this.)

UPDATE:: according to a spokesperson for the band. “It’s horse shit!!” they said, “that’s the official line. They’re headlining Reading for frigs sake.. THE WHITE STRIPES ARE NOT BREAKING UP..