White Stripes fans on duo's decision to call it a day

3 February 2011 Last updated at 11:24

The Detroit duo of Jack and Meg have split. We look back at the White Stripes story - and get your thoughts on their break-up.
Jack and Meg White of the White Stripes at the 2004 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
The White Stripes headlined several major UK festivals including Glastonbury in 2005. James Stokes on Newsbeat's Facebook says: "Gutted they split - but ... on later albums they didn't compete with 'Elephant' or 'White Blood Cells'.
Jack and Meg White walking into the BBC's studios at Maida Vale, for a 2007 Zane Lowe session
Jack and Meg arriving to a session for Radio One's Zane Lowe show in 2007. Andy texted to say: "I just don't know what to do with myself. White Stripes will be well missed."
Close up of Meg drumming
This picture shows Meg at the same 2007 Maida Vale session. The group formed 13 years ago and released six studio albums. Lee from Yeovil says: "White Stripes are and always will be a legend."
Close up of Jack White singing live into a microphone
Jack and Meg issued a statement thanking fans for their support. Joel from Sheffield texted Radio 1's Zane Lowe when news of the split broke to say: "White Stripes are the entire reason for me listening to rock music and picking up a guitar. Gutted."
White Stripes performing in front of a Top of the Pops logo
Here's an archive shot from a performance on BBC 1's Top Of the Pops back in the day! The pair released their most recent album 'Icky Thump' in 2007.
Meg White mid drum-roll
Giving their reasons for splitting, Jack and Meg said it was not "due to artistic differences or lack of wanting to continue, nor any health issues".
Jack White mid-song with guitar - at the 2007 Zane Lowe session.
The pair are best-known for songs 'Hotel Yorba', 'Fell In Love With A Girl' and 'Seven Nation Army'. They say they are parting for a "myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band."
Jack and Meg White in Edinburgh for the MTV Europe Awards in 2003
This photo dates back to 2003, at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Edinburgh. "Sad day for music," says Dugie on Newsbeat's Facebook page. "Their new stuff wasn't as good as the early days, but few bands have the energy the White Stripes produced on stage."
Jack and Meg White performing live against a black background
On hearing the news of the split, Leah from Wales texted Radio 1 simply to say: "God save the White Stripes."