There are two bands known as The Stripes. 1. The Stripes is also a band founded in Hagen, Germany by Rainer Kitzman, who played guitar. Nena Kerner, who would later form the band Nena , was the vocalist. Another future member of Nena, Rolf Brendel, played the drums. Frank Rohler played bass. The band was known for singing exclusively in English. They released four singles, after which they split up.