The White Stripes

The White Stripes

United States · Group · 1997–2011
The White Stripes were an American rock duo formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The group consisted of Jack White (songwriter, vocals, guitar, piano, and mandolin) and Meg White (drums and vocals). After releasing several singles and three albums within the Detroit music scene, The White Stripes rose to prominence in 2002, as part of the garage rock revival scene. Their successful and critically acclaimed albums White Blood Cells and Elephant drew attention from a large variety of media outlets in the United States and the United Kingdom, with the single "Seven Nation Army" and its now-iconic guitar line becoming their signature song. The band recorded two more albums, Get Behind Me Satan in 2005 and Icky Thump in 2007, and dissolved in 2011 after a lengthy hiatus from performing and recording.

The White Stripes used a low-fidelity approach to writing and recording. Their music featured a melding of garage rock and blues influences and a raw simplicity of composition, arrangement, and performance. The duo was also noted for their fashion and design aesthetic which featured a simple color scheme of red, white, and black—which was used on every album and single cover the band released—as well as the band's fascination with the number three. Read more »

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The White Stripes — "City Lights" Official Video


Icky Thump
2007 Official Album
Get Behind Me Satan
2005 Official Album
2003 Official Album
White Blood Cells
2001 Official Album
De Stijl
2000 Official Album
The White Stripes
1999 Official Album
Live at the Gold Dollar
2012 Official Live Album
Live at the Glastonbury Festival
2013 Official Live Album


Former members