17 settembre. Siamo al Fenway Park di Boston. Jack White dal palco del Bleacher Theater si “abbatte” contro il Rolling Stone e i suoi articoli tipo – “15 outfits that will blow your mind that Taylor Swift wore this month, 10 reasons why Rolling Stone did not cover the Newport Folk Festival for 50 years straight and 12 reasons Rolling Stone won’t put a black and white cover on the cover of their magazine unless you’re dead” – e ancora vs Kanye West: “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. 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!”. Le manda a dire anche i Foo Fighters rei di avere due chitarristi che “playing the same parts to cover up for any mistakes”. Stoccata anche a quegli artisti a quei cantanti “who don’t use microphones” (elettronica…?).
UPDATE – La risposta dei Foo Fighters è arrivata su Twitter. La foto di una scimmietta che suona la chitarra e “Busted… Beh old, the secret of the Foo Fighters sound…”. Poi la precisazione delle parole di Jack White nel seguente comunicato.
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.