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Meg White is best known a member of the musical duo, The White Stripes.
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Meg White is the most improbable of rock stars. She is by nature shy, humble and quiet with no musical training. And although she has won four Grammy Awards and formed one-half of the most acclaimed alternative-rock band of the past decade, White still remains as humble and shy as ever. But according White herself, it was out of her limitations that the simplistic rhythms that defined The White Stripes' sound, and captured the imagination of a generation, grew. "I'm just a very shy person,
" she explains. "That is my strength. A lot of drummers would feel weird about being that simplistic."
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