June 1, 2007 10:44

The White Stripes react angrily to album leak

Jack White has a go at DJ

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The White Stripes' mainman Jack White has allegedly reacted angrily to the DJ who played their album ’Icky Thump’ on the radio.

Chicago Q101’s DJ Electra has posted on Djelectra.blogspot.com about how White personally phoned her up after she played the album on her show.

She wrote: “At 2pm today, during my show Q101 became the first station in the world to play the new White Stripes album ’Icky Thump’.

“At 4pm today Jack White called Q101’s main offices from Spain where they’re touring, looking specifically for me, to yell at me for leaking the album and, in part, being 'messed up for the entire (music) business'. I felt like I was going to throw up. Weirdest, most surreal conversation of my life.

Jack asked me to take responsibility for leaking the record, and asked if I was sorry for what I'd done… We tried to explain where we were coming from - someone gave us a copy of a record that we were really excited to play, and the whole experience was an hour-long love-fest for him and his band - but he wasn't having it. He hung up, very, very angry, and I thought I was going to cry.”

'Icky Thump' is released in June 18.

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