The White Stripes (1997-2011)
WHO WERE THEY?: The color-coordinated duo from Detroit broke out amongst the garage-rock resurgence of "the" bands in the early '00s. While many of their peers faded away, The White Stripes went on to become one of the most prominent rock bands of the decade, ultimately selling 5.6 million albums in the U.S. (according to Nielsen SoundScan). 2007's "Icky Thump" ended up being The White Stripes' final album, and on Feb. 2, 2011, the band announced a breakup on its official website. "The reason is not due to artistic differences or lack of wanting to continue, nor any health issues as both Meg and Jack are feeling fine and in good health," they wrote.
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