Bittersweet to hear that the White Stripes are officially done, as was reported on their website yesterday. The message addresses many of the questions that might linger, stating that the "break up" isn't due to personal or health issues, but rather to "preserve something beautiful." Those of us who never caught a WS show still have the opportunity to see Jack White and Meg perform in one of their other projects, Raconteurs or Dead Weather.
The White Stripes certainly made an impression on me and kept me busy during my "formidable years" learning songs like Seven Nation Army and Dead Leaves for guitar. A-dios White Stripes, off you ride into rock history and lore.