Today in “biting the hand that feeds you” news: Jack White took some time out of his Wednesday night concert at Boston’s Fenway Park to viciously mock RollingStone.com and Jann Wenner.
Before setting the sights of his Civil War-era musket on RS.com, White chided the Foo Fighters for allegedly having “a second guitar player play the same guitar parts in case [they] make a mistake.”
After that, the unusually chatty White declared open season on the venerable music mag. “RollingStone.com, brought to you by the Kardashian Family!” White joked. “Fifteen outfits that will blow your mind that Taylor Swift wore this month. Ten reasons why Rolling Stone.com didn’t cover the Newport Folk Festival for 15 years straight. Twelve reasons Rolling Stone won’t put a black-and-white cover on their magazine — unless you’re dead!”
Continuing his gleefully ruthless rant, White then turned the spotlight directly on RS co-founder and editor Jann Wenner. “Did you know Jann Wenner also owns Us Weekly, the tabloid capital of magazines? Jann Wenner, keeping paparazzi alive for more than 20 years!
“Okay, I’m officially supposed to stop now, because this is becoming a Kanye-esque rant,” White said. “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!” (Yes, White knew he was in Boston, this was just part of the joke.)
You can listen to the whole glorious thing below.