Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, Rolling Stone has a pure music play. Hitting newsstands Friday, the latest issue features a cover story on Jack White that led contributing editor Jonah Weiner down to the artist’s Nashville HQ.
White, bannered with “The Strange Life of a Rock & Roll Willy Wonka”, sure does look the cover-part . And judging by today’s online teaser, this is going to be an everlasting gobstopper of a read:
White has a message for the female journalist who wrote he has a “Women Problem” in The Atlantic in 2012, accusing him of having retrograde attitudes regarding gender.
“I’ve worked with more women than anyone you’ll ever meet,” he says, adding there’s a difference between the narrators of his songs and his own beliefs. Referring to Lazaretto opener “Three Women,” which references digital photography, he adds, “If you know anything about me, do you think I like digital photography? No. I don’t.”
“So obviously this song is not about f*cking Jack White, so f*ck you! If you’re that chick who wrote that article — and I say chick on purpose — she won’t understand that line, because she doesn’t do her research.”
The author of the Atlantic piece, Jessica Misener, is now with BuzzFeed. No doubt she will tweet a reaction.