Pale ghost Jack White was recently interviewed by Rolling Stone to coincidence with the release of his new album, Lazaretto. Never one to shy away from confrontation, he was quick to share his feelings about those who watch concerts not with their eyes, but through their phones.
“People can’t clap anymore, because they’ve got a f*cking texting thing in their f*cking hand, and probably a drink, too!” he says. “Some musicians don’t care about this stuff, but I let the crowd tell me what to do. There’s no set list. I’m not just saying the same things I said in Cleveland last night. If they can’t give me that energy back? Maybe I’m wasting my time.” (Via)
“A f*cking texting thing”? Jack White seems like the kind of guy who begins most sentences with, “Back in my day…” followed by a monologue about tying an onion around his belt.
Kanye West also asked [White] to collaborate on Yeezus, but never followed up.
That’s probably because he owns a rotary phone, not some “f*cking texting thing.”
White has a message for the female journalist who wrote he has a “Women Problem” in the Atlantic in 2012, accusing him of having retrograde attitudes regarding gender.
“I’ve worked with more women than anyone you’ll ever meet,” he says, adding there’s a difference between the narrators of his songs and his own beliefs. Referring to Lazaretto opener “Three Women,” which references digital photography, he adds, “If you know anything about me, do you think I like digital photography? No. I don’t. So obviously this song is not about f*cking Jack White, so f*ck you! If you’re that chick who wrote that article — and I say chick on purpose — she won’t understand that line, because she doesn’t do her research.” (Via)
Jack White sounds like a miserable person to hang out with.