The White Stripes' Lyrics to Be Published as a Hardback Book This October

Nicholas Barron

Third Man Books is releasing The White Stripes' stripped-down collected lyrics as a hardback book, "The White Stripes Complete Lyrics." It goes on sale on Oct. 3.

The collection features The White Stripes' lead singer Jack White's lyrics, rough drafts, alternative versions, and photos. Jack White provides the book's forward. The book also includes essays by Ben Blackwell, Caroline Randall Williams, and Hanif Abdurraqib.

The band's former archivist, Blackwell, compiled the material for "The White Stripes Complete Lyrics." You can watch a trailer for the book below.

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Who were The White Stripes?

Jack White met Meg White, the band's drummer who became his wife, in 1994 in Detroit, Mich. The two began performing together and officially formed The White Stripes in 1997.

The band's breakthrough album, "Elephant," came out in 2003 to critical and commercial success. The album featured hits such as "Seven Nation Army" and "The Hardest Button to Button" and solidified The White Stripes' place in rock music history.

The band became known for its stripped-down sound and red-and-white visual aesthetic.

"Elephant" won two Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Music Album and Best Rock Song for "Seven Nation Army." In addition, the White Stripes received other Grammy nominations and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020.

Jack White and Meg White were notorious for being reclusive and reluctant to do interviews or music videos. The couple divorced in 2000, and The White Stripes officially disbanded in 2011.

However, Jack White continued a successful solo career while Meg White retired from music.

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