The White Stripes

The White Stripes21 posts
17 May, 2012

Responds to claims

Makes Statement

Guinness says the White Stripes were acknowledged as record-holders for shortest concert in the 2009 edition, but have since scrapped the category.

Subsequent to this appearance we received a large volume of applications from bands and performers seeking to beat this record. The ultimate results of this was individuals claiming that simply appearing onstage was enough to qualify them for this record.

The organization also encourages White to “attempt any of the 40,000 records that are currently active on our database.”

16 May, 2012

Claims Guinness denied world record


White claims the Guinness Book of World Records denied The White Stripes’ record for shortest concert in history for its 2007 show.

The thing is, though, that the Guinness book is a very elitist organisation. There’s nothing scientific about what they do. They just have an office full of people who decide what a record is and what isn’t. Most of the records in there – who has the biggest collection of salt-and-pepper shakers or whatever – are just whatever they want them to be.
16 Mar, 2010

Under Great White Northern Lights

Under Great White Northern LightsThe band releases a live album and tour film of its 2007 Canadian performances. Malloy directs the film, mixing black-and-white and color footage. The director says:

I think the reason why the film’s as personal and intimate as it is, is because there was no thought of making a film. Jack was telling me about the tour — these parts of the world that were really interesting, the fact that it was their tenth anniversary — and I told him, “You guys should have somebody film that. That’s too good to pass up.” But once we started, I felt right away, “Wow, this is a real special trip to be on.”

10 Feb, 2008

Wins Grammy


White Stripes wins the Grammy for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for Icky Thump.

13 Sep, 2007

Cancels UK tour

Appearance Cancellation

The band cancels its UK tour due to Meg’s acute anxiety problems. The tour is planned as their largest UK tour yet, starting in Glasgow on October 24 and ending in London on November 2.

We hate to let people down and are very sorry.

16 Jul, 2007

Plays single-note concert

The band ends its Canadian tour with a single-note ‘concert’ in St. John’s. The band plays one note before announcing it has now played in every province and territory in Canada. The band plays a full-length concert that evening at Mile One Stadium.

8 Feb, 2006

Wins Grammy


White Stripes wins the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album for Get Behind Me Satan.

8 Feb, 2004

Wins Grammy


indexWhite Stripes wins the Grammy for Best Rock Song for Seven Nation Army, and Best Alternative Music Album for Elephant.


1 Apr, 2003


220px-Elephant,_The_White_StripesThe band’s fourth album is its first US Top Ten debut. The band releases on V2, which previously re-released the band’s early recordings. Jack White says the band’s success has not diluted their music:

We were completely unaffected. We feel like we recorded the way we always had, which was great. Five of the songs were written there in the studio. A lot of it was just trying to see what we could come up with under this circumstance.

3 Jul, 2001

White Blood Cells

White Blood CellsThe band’s third album is released on Sympathy for the Record Industry, which also propels the band to mainstream commercial success. Jack White recalls:

It’s kind of hard — we sort of feel like the flavor of the month, that there’s nowhere to go but down. We’re kind of hoping that all the fake attention we’re getting lately will go away. In the meantime, we’re trying to decide how to respond.

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