Jack White Gets Pissed at Chicago DJ Over Leaked "Icky Thump"
Download: The White Stripes - "Icky Thump"
I don't really listen to a lot of terristrial radio, let alone terristrial radio that plays a lot of mainstream-alternative music, but I saw this on Idolator and it caught my eye. One of the DJ's at Chicago radio station Q101 got a leaked copy of "Icky Thump," the new record from The White Stripes. The DJ played the record in its entirety on the air. Apparently, Jack White got wind of all this and was none too happy about it. Long story short, White called up the station and the DJ to complain, and told the DJ that she was "ruin(ing) the music industry."
Electra, the DJ in question, tells all about the encounter on her blog.
Now, if I were Jack White, I'd probably be unhappy that someone had played a leaked, poor quality, version of my record on the radio. That said, is it really constructive to yell at people about it? Doesn't yelling at someone about how they're ruining the music industry make White sound like the rock music equivalent of Bill O'Reilly?