Jack White has posted an unique poem in protection of his former White Stripes bandmate, Meg White, amid scrutiny over her drumming skills.
Although Meg White has been retired from music and out of the general public limelight for nicely over a decade, a debate over her skills erupted on social media this week in response to a tweet posted by author Lachlan Markay. Responding to an article marking the twentieth anniversary of The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Military,” Markay wrote: “The tragedy of the White Stripes is how nice they might’ve been with a half respectable drummer. Yeah yeah I’ve heard all of the ‘however it’s a fastidiously crafted sound mannnn!’ takes. I’m sorry Meg White was horrible and no band is healthier for having shitty percussion.”
Various fellow drummers, together with Questlove of The Roots, have been fast to leap to White’s protection. “I attempt to go away ‘troll views’ alone however this proper right here is out of line af,” Questlove tweeted. “Truly what’s incorrect w music is folks choking the life out of music like an Instagram filter—-trying to achieve a excessive of music perfection that doesn’t even serve the tune (or music).”
Karen Elson, who married Jack White after he and Meg White divorced, additionally expressed her help. “Not solely is Meg White a incredible drummer, Jack additionally stated the White Stripes can be nothing with out her. To the journalist who dissed her, hold my ex husband’s ex spouse title out of your f*cking mouth. (Please and Thank You)”
Now, Jack White himself has seemingly responded to the controversy in a poem posted to Instagram. “To be born in one other time, any period however our personal would’ve been effective,” White writes. “100 years from now, 1000 years from now, another distant, totally different, time. One with out demons, cowards and vampires out for blood, one with the optimistic inspiration to foster what is sweet.”
Learn White’s full poem and see pro-Meg reactions from different musicians under. For his half, Markay deleted his unique tweeted, took his account non-public, and posted a six-tweet apology that may be seen solely by those that had already adopted him. Meg, in the meantime, is retired, counting her hundreds of thousands, and oh yea — is about to be the third girl drummer ever inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame.
I attempt to go away “troll views” alone however this proper right here is out of line af. Truly what’s incorrect w music is folks choking the life out of music like an Instagram filter—-trying to achieve a excessive of music perfection that doesn’t even serve the tune (or music) pic.twitter.com/hCj43qNpcG
— Plug 5. (@questlove) March 14, 2023
Not solely is Meg White a incredible drummer, Jack additionally stated the White Stripes can be nothing with out her. To the journalist who dissed her, hold my ex husband’s ex spouse title out of your f*cking mouth.
(Please and Thank You) https://t.co/qnnxgT3Rxh
— Karen Elson (@KarenElson_) March 14, 2023
Meg White impressed me to sit down behind the drum throne and choose up the sticks. Her type and the White Stripes music was a breath of recent air in comparison with many of the stuff happening on the time.
Anybody who shit talks her wouldn’t know rock and roll if it bit then within the ass pic.twitter.com/mNXO5ONdxI
— Margo Value (@MissMargoPrice) March 15, 2023
When you’re dissing Meg White you basically misunderstand what makes music good
— Ben Lee (@benleemusic) March 14, 2023
Meg White guidelines and all the time will.
— Rubbish (@rubbish) March 16, 2023
Meg White was an unimaginable drummer. Percussion is about really feel, not what number of notes you may play. Does it transfer the tune? Does it make you dance? Do you’re feeling it on a primal stage? 999/1000 drummers couldn’t do it the best way she did. That’s a reality
— Rev. Peyton’s Large Rattling Band (@bigdamnband) March 14, 2023
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