Jack White - he of The White Stripes fame, now finding similar critical acclaim with The Raconteurs - has doused the rumour flames rather by stating that The White Stripes are not to split. To be honest, we hadn't heard anything along the lines that they were.
Anyway, White told a 'paper by the common name of The Evening Echo the following:
"I'm having a slight break from the White Stripes, but not too much. I've already got a lot of songs for our next record, so when I find two minutes to record it, I will."
This information comes to you courtesy of BBC 6Music, who go on to stress that Jack and Meg have quite a workrate once they do hit the studio, having turned out last album Get Behind Me Satan in two weeks.
On The Raconteurs front, the Brendon Benson-featuring four-piece will finally release their debut album, Broken Boy Soldier, on May 15.