The White Stripes
Why They Split: In the mid-2000s Jack White became interested in expanding his musical palette beyond The White Stripes. Sometimes one guitar and one drummer just isn't enough. Despite the success of the Raconteurs, he came back to the White Stripes in 2007 for Icky Thump. They hit the road to support it, though the final thirty dates were called off due to drummer Meg White's "acute anxiety problem." They announced their split in February of 2011. "The reason is not due to artistic differences or lack of wanting to continue," the post reads. "Nor any health issues as both Meg and Jack are feeling fine and in good health. It is for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band and have it stay that way. Both Meg and Jack hope this decision isn't met with sorrow by their fans but that it is seen as a positive move done out of respect for the music that the band has created. It is also done with the utmost respect to those fans who've shared in those creations, with their feelings considered greatly."
Last Performance: On February 20th, 2009 they returned from their break to perform their 2002 track "We're Going To Be Friends" on Conan O'Brien's final 12:30 NBC show.
Odds Of A Reunion: They're young enough that it seems likely their paths will cross again at some point down the road. Maybe they'll headline Coachella in 2020. We're going to put the odds of a reunion at some point at 80%.