Meg White

Born Jul 9, 1975

Megan Martha "Meg" White is an American drummer best known for her work in the Detroit rock duo The White Stripes.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Meg White.


1974 Birth Born on December 10, 1974.


1996 21 Years Old They began dating and were eventually married on September 21, 1996. … Read More
1997 22 Years Old …  On an impulse, she played on Jack's drums in 1997. … Read More
1999 24 Years Old The band released its self-titled debut album in 1999, and a year later the album was followed up by the cult classic, De Stijl. The album eventually peaked at number 38 in Billboard's Independent Albums chart. Even as their success as a band was mounting, their personal relationship was faltering, and they were divorced in 2000.
2001 26 Years Old Meg calls herself "very shy", and has kept a very low public profile. Though publicly insisting they were siblings, public records emerged in 2001 that indicated that she and Jack were married in 1996, prior to the band's formation; they divorced in 2000, before The White Stripes ascended to international fame.
2002 27 Years Old As the White Stripes fame spread beyond Detroit, the unconventional band with no bass player and a novice drummer began to be the subject of mixed commentary among critics and fans. Of a 2002 concert in Cleveland, Ohio, Chuck Klosterman said, "Meg never grimaced and didn't appear to sweat; yet somehow her drums sounded like a herd of Clydesdales falling out of the sky, one after another. … Read More
2003 28 Years Old White has also appeared on the cover of Whirlwind Heat's single "Pink", in a Detroit Cobras music video "Cha Cha Twist" as Little Red Riding Hood, and appeared with Jack White in a segment of Jim Jarmusch's 2003 film Coffee and Cigarettes.


The White Stripes guest starred on The Simpsons in an episode titled "Jazzy and the Pussycats", which first aired on September 17, 2006.
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In 2009, she married guitarist Jackson Smith, son of musicians Patti Smith and Fred "Sonic" Smith. They divorced in 2013. … Read More
2013 38 Years Old White and Smith divorced in July 2013.
2014 39 Years Old As of 2014, White resides in Detroit, Michigan. … Read More
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