Jack and Meg White, Making Music (and Mystery)

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The White Stripes (Meg and Jack White) have just released their sixth album, Icky Thump. Evan Agostini/Getty Images hide caption

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Meg White and Jack White of the White Stripes

The White Stripes (Meg and Jack White) have just released their sixth album, Icky Thump.

Evan Agostini/Getty Images

Guitarist and vocalist Jack White and drummer Meg White, of the White Stripes, have just released their sixth LP, called Icky Thump.

The two have tried to keep their relationship a mystery, claiming at various times to be brother and sister or husband and wife. (The truth, confirmed by numerous sources, is that they're a divorced couple. )

One reviewer writes that "the White Stripes are grounded in punk and blues, but the undercurrent to all of their work has been ... striving for simplicity, a love of American folk music, and a careful approach to intriguing, emotional and evocative lyrics." This interview first aired on June 9, 2005.

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