Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello defends "untouchable" Meg White of The White Stripes
Morello says she has "style and swag and personality and oomph and taste and awesomeness that’s off the charts"
Following a recent controversy surrounding Meg White's drumming ability, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine has come to her defense. The drama started when writer Lachlan Markay criticized Meg's musicianship in a now-deleted tweet during Women's History Month. Markay's tweet quickly gained attention, resulting in backlash from many musicians, including Meg's former bandmate and ex-husband Jack White. Markay eventually apologized and deleted his tweets.
Tom Morello took to Instagram to express his opinion, stating that Meg is "one of the greatest drummers in the history of rock n roll." Morello praised Meg's style and personality and criticized those who focus solely on technical ability. He stated that Meg's records are a testament to her ability to rock the planet while doing it her own way.
The statement read:
"Does she do a lot a complicated tom tom fills? No, THANK GOD. She has style and swag and personality and oomph and taste and awesomeness that's off the charts and a vibe that's untouchable by all you boring-ass skin beaters who think we care about your 'tight' syncopated para-diddles. She is a FORCE and her records are forever step-stones on how to do it your own way while rocking the damn planet. @officialjackwhite knows too, so show some respect."
Markay's initial tweet read, "The tragedy of the White Stripes is how great they would've been with a half-decent drummer." His tweet received significant backlash, with many musicians and fans coming to Meg's defense.