Thursday, May 31, 2007

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?

(Jonathan Graef)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a Chicago native, I feel Q101 should be blamed not just for the decline of rock music, but for all of society's ills. In fact, I plan on calling them later to scold them for 1) the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, 2) lack of funding for America's national parks, and 3) the sad fact that Crystal Clear Pepsi is not longer available. Tear...

12:39 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

Dare I ask you your views on Eric and Kathy? Because as bad as Q101 is...

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Opinions aside, I'm not the one who has an Eric and Kathy magnet on my refrigerator. Don't even deny it, Jon.

9:26 AM  

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