White Stripes Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

3rd April 2013

Fact: Songs by The White Stripes have been reworked as lullabies for babies for a new album compilation. Rockabye Baby executives, who have previously given baby makeovers to tracks by U2, The Beatles, and Coldplay, will release Lullaby Renditions of The White Stripes on 6 May (13).

5th December 2012

Quote: "Not too often. She doesn't answer her phone so it's very hard to talk to her." Jack White admits he has very little contact with his former wife and White Stripes bandmate Meg White.

11th April 2011

Fact: The White Stripes' final gig is to be released as a live album. The rockers, who announced their split earlier this year (Feb11), held their last concert on 31 July, 2007 in Southaven, Mississippi.

14th February 2011

Fact: THE White Stripes have ended their career together with a Grammy Award. The duo, which recently announced it had split, picked up a Best Boxed or Special Limited-Edition Package at Sunday's (13Feb11) Grammy Awards pre-show ceremony for its Under Great White Northern Lights package.

21st October 2010

Fact: A rare White Stripes track, dubbed "the holy grail" for fans of the duo, has been sold at auction for $18,000 (£12,000). Lafayette Blues was originally released in 1998.

11th May 2010

Quote: "I love his style. I love his writing and I think he's an amazing player too, so any kind of collaboration there would be really awesome." Taylor Swift dreams of duetting with White Stripes rocker Jack White.

8th April 2010

Quote: "They are for overweight Aunt Millies and girls who wear gym pants to the mall. Why? Do you actually watch that garbage?" White Stripes rocker Jack White is not a fan of TV talent shows such as American Idol and The X Factor.

1st April 2010

Quote: "I can think back to when... I wanted to put Seven Nation Army out as a single. The label in England and the label in America both didn't want to. Can you imagine not putting Seven Nation Army out as a single?" Jack White defied executives to score a hit with his White Stripes track.

24th August 2009

Fact: The White Stripes, DEAD WEATHER and RACONTEURS star Jack White's Third Man Records company is to launch a 'pop-up record store' in Los Angeles next week (26-28Aug09). The store, located at 448 South Main Street, will boast all things relating to White's three bands. A similar venture in New York recently included a surprise Dead Weather gig.

5th August 2009

Fact: THE White Stripes rocker Jack White is releasing a solo song later this month (Aug09). White wrote and recorded Fly Farm Blues during the filming of Davis Guggenheim's upcoming music documentary IT MIGHT GET LOUD.

26th June 2009

Quote: "In the age of reality TV, when so many things are accessible, it's changing. It's less romantic than it used to be, but it's going to come back in the next 10 or 20 years." White Stripes rocker Jack White is convinced all access shows have ruined the mystery of being a rock star.

29th January 2009

Fact: THE White Stripes' star Meg White is auctioning off one of her drum kits to help raise money for Detroit music scene lynchpin Jim Shaw, who is battling cancer. The kit, which featured in the video for the band's hit The Hardest Button To Button, will go under the hammer at the Jim Shaw Rock'n'Roll Benefit on 07 February (09), at the Cpop Gallery venue in Detroit.

2nd August 2008

Fact: AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH director Davis Guggenheim has directed a new movie about the world's best guitar players. IT MIGHT GET LOUD features Jimmy Page, The Edge and the White Stripes' Jack White.

12th September 2007

Fact: British rockers Muse will replace THE White Stripes on two of the duo's cancelled U.S. tour dates: Saturday's (15Sep07) show at the Austin City Limits festival and Sunday's (16Sep07) slot at the Stubbs Bar-B-Q, both of which are in Texas. The White Stripes were forced to cancel their concert dates because drummer Meg White is suffering from "acute anxiety".

7th August 2007

Quote: "We're an attic band. That would be a better way to categorise bands - by where they actually practice." THE White Stripes star Meg White dislikes the term 'garage band'.

23rd July 2007

Quote: "Everyone in our band's crew is required to wear a black-white-and-red suit, but everyone's allowed to wear whatever style hat they want... I think hats are really important things." White Stripes star Jack White is very particular about what his crew wear.

16th July 2007

Fact: THE White Stripes played their 10th anniversary show at the ornate Savoy theatre in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on Saturday (14Jul07).

19th June 2007

Quote: "They should have made our skin white, not yellow." Jack White on THE White Stripes' guest appearance on The Simpsons.

4th June 2007

Quote: "Ten years - it feels like one year to me." Drummer Meg White can't believe that next month (Jul07) marks a decade since THE White Stripes' first live performance.

4th June 2007

Quote: "You don't have to worry about being cool here. I had enough of that." THE White Stripes frontman Jack White feels comfortable in his new hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.

3rd June 2007

Quote: "We're in a totally different mindset than we used to be. We're in a really positive, happy mood and environment." Jack White reveals things are looking up for THE White Stripes.

11th April 2007

Fact: White Stripes stars JACK and Meg White will don Cockney 'Pearly King and Queen' outfits for the cover of their upcoming album ICKY THUMP.

2nd April 2007

Quote: "I want to release them both and tour them both in the next year. I'm trying to do as much as I can with the short time I have on this earth." Rocker Jack White on his plans to double up as the frontman for THE White Stripes and The Raconteurs with back-to-back projects.

26th February 2007

Quote: "I like him so much that I never want to meet him." Jim Carrey on THE White Stripes star Jack White. Ironically, both dated Renee Zellweger.

11th January 2007

Fact: Music legends including David Bowie, THE White Stripes and Led Zeppelin are re-living their favourite gigs for a new book. The recollections appear in THE SHOW I'LL NEVER FORGET: 50 WRITERS RELIVE THEIR MOST MEMORABLE CONCERT-GOING EXPERIENCE, to be published in paperback later this month (JAN07).

17th November 2006

Fact: A ballet based around the songs of THE White Stripes opens at London's Royal Opera House tonight (17NOV06). CHROMA features orchestrations by former THE Divine Comedy member JOBY TALBOT and choreography by WAYNE MCGREGOR.

20th July 2006

Fact: Italian soccer stars MARCO MATERAZZI and ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO joined THE Rolling Stones onstage in Milan, Italy last week (ends14JUL06) for a rendition of teammate FRANCESCO TOTTI's theme tune, THE White Stripes' SEVEN NATION ARMY.

12th May 2006

Quote: "I very much like being a cog in a machine." Jack White prefers life as an equal member of the RACONTEURS to the pressures of fronting THE White Stripes.

15th February 2006

Quote: <p>Jack White has guitar tone like a motherf**ker. It's massive." Rocker Henry Rollins is a big fan of THE White Stripes. </p>

25th January 2006

Fact: <p>THE White Stripes frontman Jack White's side project The Raconteurs will release just 1000 copies of their single STEADY AS SHE GOES/STORE BOUGHT BONES on 30 January (06). </p>

5th October 2005

Fact: <p>Rockers the White Stripes will become the first band to ever perform on satirical US news show THE DAILY SHOW WITH JOHN STEWART on 01 December (05). </p>

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