The White Stripes in Rolling Stone: Interviews, Photos, Features and More

See everything from our review of their first album to our 2005 cover story to photos from their final tour

February 2, 2011 5:55 PM ET
The White Stripes, 2002.
The White Stripes, 2002.
Tim Roney/Hulton Archive/Getty

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'

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Wake Up Everybody”

John Legend and the Roots | 2010

A Number One record by Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes in 1976 (a McFadden- and Whitehead-penned classic sung by Teddy Pendergrass) inspired the title and lead single from Wake Up!, John Legend's tribute album to message music. The more familiar strains of "Wake Up Everybody" also fit his agenda. "It basically sums up, in a very concise way, all the things we were thinking about when we were putting this record together in that it's about justice, doing the right thing and coming together to make the world a better place," he said. Vocalists Common and Melanie Fiona assist Legend on this mission to connect.

More Song Stories entries »