stacelings

kirstenturner asked:

What was he ranting about?

stacelings answered:

There’s lots of news about it:

During his show at Fenway Park in Boston last night, Jack White went on a four-minute tirade that took shots at Foo Fighters and Rolling Stone. (Thanks to Kevin Camire for the tip.)Update: Foo Fighters have responded. See below. Update 3:30pm: Jack White’s camp has issued a statement about the incident. See that below as well.

Early on, he declared that “most performers don’t use microphones anymore, you know,” saying most singers “don’t use microphones that have cords.” He chastised Foo Fighters for having a second guitar player “playing the same parts” to cover up for any mistakes that might be made.

He also mocked Rolling Stone for their web content, joking that the site was “brought to you by the Kardashian family” and that it features articles like ”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.”

After about three minutes, 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.” 

He continued, “So forget ISIS, forget the war in the Middle East, forget any problems at home, forget gay marriage, forget everything you ever thought about everything. This not a rant. This is just me saying, HELLO CLEVELAND!”

He then went on to say he was sorry about the Foo Fighters, but not the rest. Apparently he was having trouble with his guitar.

Having been there, it seemed he did it just to be outrageous. The whole thing was kind of - whatever I say will be more important than the music because that’s all anyone really cares about - the ugly, sensational side of things - and he was right.

Then it’s like he got even madder realizing how right he was and went to town on Rolling Stone for not being about music anymore. 

He put on ONE HELL OF A SHOW AT FENWAY FUCKING PARK….and all anyone mentions is that he went on a rant. 

Rolling Stone has a history of once being amazing. I’m not sure if everyone realizes but it used to really be revered. Now it is EXACTLY like Us magazine.

And that’s what happened.

What also happened is that I heard the best live version of Top Yourself, where he introduced each band member with the line, “How you gonna rock yourself to sleep when I give up my midnight creep….Daru”. Then Dominic, Fats Kaplan, Ikey & Lillie Mae. And that was pretty awesome.