Rolling Stone first wrote about the White Stripes — who just announced that they're breaking up — when we reviewed their second disc, De Stijl, in November of 2000. "If The Who played 'Maximum R&B,' then you could call The White Stripes' music 'minimum R&B,'" Jenny Eliscu wrote. "It's blues-tinged rock & roll scaled back to its most essential elements — one guitar, a simple drum kit and sneering vocals." Since then we've covered the White Stripes extensively, from naming them People of the Year in 2002 through their cover story in 2005 to their final tour in 2007. Check out these articles and more below.
• The Many Guises of Jack White, From Frontman to Actor, Drummer, Label Boss and Beyond
• The White Stripes on Tour in 2007
• The White Stripes on Tour in 2001
• Jack White, the Dirty Bluesman of Last Decade
• Jack White on Jack White: The 2005 Cover Story
• Jack White, Rock Innocent: The 2003 Interview
• The White Stripes, 2002 People of the Year
• The White Stripes, Reluctant Rock & Roll Saviors: The 2002 Feature
• Conan O'Brien on His Friendship With Jack and Meg
• The White Stripes Help Conan O'Brien Say Goodbye to 'Late Night'
• Inside the White Stripes' Epic 2007 Canadian Tour
• White Stripes Offer Rare Look Behind the Scenes in 'Under Great White Northern Lights'