Jack White let loose and criticized both the Foo Fighters and Rolling Stone magazine during what he described as a “Kanye West-esque rant” in Boston on Tuesday night – – this according to Rolling Stone Magazine.
After a technical issue, Jack said “most performers don’t use microphones anymore, you know,” adding most singers “don’t use microphones that have cords on them.” He went on to say that Foo Fighters use a second guitar player whose job is to “play the same parts” as the main band.
Jack then provided zinger after zinger aimed at Rolling Stone, specifically the magazine’s website, which White said is “brought to you by the Kardashian family”. He went on to mock the website, saying it publishes content such as “15 outfits that will blow your mind that Taylor Swift wore this month” and “12 reasons Rolling Stone won’t put a black and white cover on the cover of their magazine unless you’re dead.”
Jack then laughed it all off and acknowledged that his comments could be compared to West, when he said: “OK, I’m officially supposed to stop now, because this is becoming a ‘Kanye West-esque rant’. Because apparently, nowadays, you aren’t allowed to speak to your own fans about anything, lest it be a rant.”
Could Rolling Stone Magazine be blowing the Foo Fighters comment out of proportion? Jack White says YUP! White has since clarified his stance on the Foo Fighters via a statement from his publicist. Read it below.
Dear dream-makers of the media….
Last night Jack White made a joke on stage!
There was a minor equipment mishap, specifically with his guitar, and in an effort to keep his audience engaged, he made a joke! It was meant to be funny and self deprecating: “hey sorry, you’re stuck with just me up here…” vs the Foo Fighters who have three guitar players on stage and regularly play stadium shows.
Jack has the upmost respect for the Foo Fighters and communicated with Grohl this morning.
So if you’ll let us, we’ll all continue with our day and we assure you: All is well in the rock n roll world.
To hear the fan recorded audio of Jack White’s ‘rant’, click HERE.