Jack White takes pop at Foo Fighters during ‘Kanye West-esque rant’ at Boston gig – listen

Frontman also hit out at Rolling Stone magazine during onstage outburst

Jack White criticised both Foo Fighters and Rolling Stone magazine during what he described as a “Kanye West-esque rant” in Boston last night.

White, who recently revealed the video for new single ‘Would You Fight For My Love?’, was performing at Fenway Park in Boston when he spoke to the audience for four straight minutes. Audio recorded by a member of the audience can be heard below.


White began by saying “most performers don’t use microphones anymore, you know,” adding most singers “don’t use microphones that have cords on them.” He went on to claim that Foo Fighters use a second guitar player whose job is to “play the same parts” as the main band.

He then spoke out against Rolling Stone, specifically the long-running magazine’s website, which White claims is “brought to you by the Kardashian family”. White continued by mocking the website, saying it publishes content such as “15 outfits that will blow your mind that Taylor Swift wore this month” and “12 reasons Rolling Stone won’t put a black and white cover on the cover of their magazine unless you’re dead.”

Acknowledging his comments could be compared to West, White said: “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.”

He continued, “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!”