Jack White is…sorry?!?!
Recently, he’s made some negative comments about The Black Keys, Adele, Meg White and other artists. But now he seems to be changing his tune; here’s his blog post, titled “An apology and explanation from Jack White.”
Some quotes from the letter, in case you don’t read the whole thing:
“I wish the band the Black Keys all the success that they can get.”
I should’ve been smarter to know that it would be pointless to use comparisons like I did…and that my words would seem very negative in nature. That’s not me trying to sound like I’m above anyone, it was just “shop talk” and it sounded a lot more negative than it was meant to.”
“I wish no slight to the talents of Winehouse, Duffy, Lana del Rey, and Adele. All of whom are wonderful performers with amazing voices. I have their records and I hope for more success for them all as the years go on. They deserve all they’ve gotten. And, I also would love to state that I personally find it inspiring to have powerful, positive female voices speaking out and creating at all times in the mainstream, and all of those singers do just that, so I thank them.”
“Meg White…is, of course, a musician I’ve personally championed for 15 years. She is a strong female presence in rock and roll, and I was not intending to slight her either, only to explain how hard it was for us to communicate with our very different personalities. This got blown out of proportion…and somehow I looked like I was picking on her. I would never publicly do that to someone I love so dearly.”
And to conclude:
“…this is an apology to anyone I’ve offended with my comments about my creativity, their creativity, and the music business in general.”
“Anyone who can get people to pay attention for more than a second with musical notes in this age, or any age for that matter, deserves credit and applause. Thank you for reading all of this and I hope that the nonsense started by lawyers and strangers to me and perpetuated by tabloid journalism can be left behind, and all of the musicians can move forward in positivity. So, God bless the Black Keys, Danger Mouse, Adele, Meg White, and anyone else I’ve spoken about, and thank you for understanding. Good fortune to all of them, and I’m sorry for my statements hurting anyone.
Wow; that was pretty heartfelt. I had no idea Jack White could be so kind and sincere, but hey, he had it in him.
Fingers crossed he doesn’t mess it all up in the next interview…