The White Stripes

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The White Stripes
The White Stripes

The White Stripes is a rock band duo from Detriot. The duo composed of Jack White and Meg White are famous in U.K. Their albums are The White Stripes (album), De Stijl, White Blood Cells, Elephant, Get Behind Me Satan, and Icky Thump.

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About

The White Stripes started on 1997 in Bastille Day by Jack White (guitar and vocals) and Meg White (drums). The plan was to make a simple rock & roll music. Both claim in concerts and elsewhere that they are siblings, although divorce papers that surfaced on the internet showed they were married. Jack was a guitarist of a garage band called The Go.

In their performances they dressed up in red and white outfits. In 1997, they released their debut single "Let's Shake Hands" followed by "Lafayette Blues". They signed in with an independent label named Sympathy For The Record Industry. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1999. The following year, De Stijl, was released. The White Stripes attracted the attention of the media.

In 2001, White Blood Cells was issued. The album earned great critic reviews. They took over the world with other rock and roll bands. The duo were guest on the Late Night with David Lettterman, articles were written about them in The New Yorker, Entertainment, Time and Weekly and played on the MTV Movie Awards. In 2003, Elephant, was released. The album was recorded for only two weeks in London. The single "The Death of The Sweetheart" was a hit. In 2005, The White Stripes released Get Me Behind Satan, a calmer album than the rest. In 2007, they released Icky Thump.

Awards & Certifications

Awards

Year Award Category
2002 MTV Video Music Award Breakthrough Video for "Fell In Love With A Girl"
2002 Detroit Music Award Outstanding National Single for "Hotel Yorba
2002 Detroit Music Award Outstanding National Album for "White Blood Cells"
2003 MTV Europe Music Award Best Rock
2003 MuchMusic Video Award Best International Video Group for "Seven Nation Army"
2004 Meteor Ireland Music Award Best Album for "Elephant"
2004 Detroit Music Award Outstanding National Single for "Seven Nation Army"
2004 Detroit Music Award Outstanding National Major Label Recording for "Elephant"
2004 Grammy Award Best Alternative Music Performance for "Elephant"
2004 MVPA Video Award Alternative Video of the Year for "Seven Nation Army"
2004 Brit Award Best International Group
2005 Detroit Music Award Oustanding Video/Major Budget for "Black Math"
2006 Grammy Award Best Alternative Music Album for "Get Behind Me Satan"
2008 Grammy Awards Alternative Music Album for "Icky Thump"
2008 Grammy Awards Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals for "Icky Thump"

Certifications

Year Album Certification
2001 White Blood Cells Certified Gold in U.S.
2005 Get Behind Me Satan Certified Platinum in U.S.

Chart Toppers

Year Title Modern Rock Tracks Mainstream Rock Tracks Pop 100 Album
2002 Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground 19 White Blood Cells
2002 Fell In Love With A Girl 12 12 White Blood Cells
2003 Seven Nation Army 1 Elephant
2003 The Hardest Button To Button 8 Elephant
2004 I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself 25 Elephant
2005 Blue Orchid 32 7 36 Get Behind Me Satan
2005 My Doorbell 13 93 Get Behind Me Satan
2006 The Denial Twist 5 Get Behind Me Satan

News

Tours & Concerts

Jun 17, 2007 - Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester Tennessee United States

Announcements

  • The duo have completed their sixth album entitled "Icky Thump".

Discography

Albums

Singles

Date Title Label Album
2002 Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground XL White Blood Cells
2002 Fell In Love With A Girl Import White Blood Cells
2003 Seven Nation Army Import Elephant
2003 The Hardest Button To Button Import Elephant
2004 I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself Import Elephant
2005 Blue Orchid XL Get Behind Me Satan
2005 My Doorbell XL Get Behind Me Satan
2005 The Denial Twist XL The White Stripes (album)
2007 Icky Thump Warner Bros. Icky Thump
2007 Rag and Bone Warner Bros. Icky Thump

Other artists

Similar artists

Influences

Contemporaries

Trivia

  • He appeared in the film Cold Mountain and recorded songs for it's soundtrack.
  • Jack said that his choice of three colours and three cords is a self-imposed trap. This force him to work hard within his own limitations.
  • Jack married his wife Karen just three weeks after meeting her for the first time.

Reviews

When you listen to The White Stripes you would forget that they are a two-man band. Jack and Meg do a great job covering the whole track. Although, Jack is not the greatest vocalist and Meg's drumming is okay they have their charisma. The duo shows variety in their songs. They have a lot of punk and blues rock tracks in their albums. --Mimi 02:20, 12 March 2007 (PST)

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