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The White Stripes have broken up. Read their touching letter here.
There are few bands that can embody the American brand of rock and roll, but The White Stripes were as close to perfection as I think we may ever get. The band only had two members: Jack White and Meg White. For show and band purposes they were brother and sister. In reality they aren’t. They were married, and in typical rock and roll fashion Jack White took Meg White’s last name. Which is a microcosm of what rock and roll is. Rock is thwarting normal social mores. Rock is going against big business and republicans. Rock by definition cannot be mainstream, like The Dave Matthews Band or what has happened to The Beatles (They are soulless pop). I have always felt that The White Stripes have kept it real.