The White Stripes are about to split according to Jack Whiteâ€™s nephew Ben Blackwell.
Blackwell claims that the â€˜Seven Nation Armyâ€™ duo are on the verge of a break-up as Jack wants to continue with his solo work.
"Jack hasn't spoken directly to me about it, but the word in Detroit is that the White Stripes are near-done," explained Blackwell.
"He could certainly live off The White Stripes' legacy for the rest of his life. And that's the best motivator, he can do whatever he wants now and he doesn't have to worry about whether it's safe or commercially viable," reports 6Music.
Jackâ€™s solo work includes an appearance in film â€˜Cold Mountainâ€™, and producing country star Loretta Lynn's new album â€˜Van Lear Roseâ€™.