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White Stripes, Von Bondies Rumble
| Associated Press
Posted on 12/17/2003 2:54:00 PM PST by freepatriot32
Police are investigating a fight at a Detroit music venue involving the lead singers of the White Stripes and Von Bondies.
The fight between Jack White of the White Stripes and Jason Stollsteimer of the Von Bondies broke out Saturday night at the Majestic Theatre Center, police said.
Stollsteimer, 25, told police that White punched him seven times in the face. Police said Stollsteimer's right eye was bruised and swollen, and he was bleeding from his nose. He was treated and released from a Detroit hospital.
Prosecutor Marcus Connor said his office is awaiting results of the police investigation before deciding whether charges should be filed.
White, 28, told police he struck Stollsteimer in self defense. Stollsteimer's manager, Rick Canny, said "this was not a fight, this was an attack."
White's Spokeswoman Alison Zero declined comment Monday. White is the lead vocalist, songwriter and guitar player for the White Stripes, a two-piece rock band based in Detroit.
TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: albondy; assault; bondies; fistfight; rumble; stripes; turfwar; von; white
The Von Bondies?
Who are these a$$ clowns?
posted on 12/17/2003 3:23:44 PM PST
I have seen and like both bands. There is a huge following in "alternative" circles for each with the White Stripes being by far the more popular. There is a whole rock scene coming out of Detroit right now (well, for the last few years, really) with the White Stripes and Jack White at the center. The style and scene is often referred to simply as "Detroit." Two years ago or so being into the White Stripes was about as terribly hip a thing as one could possibly be, at least among young, hip, urban white kids. Jack White is a fantastic guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer. Young and self-made with a sound and a style all his own. Definitely not the typical record industry construct. This story is significant to some because it shows a seemingly major rift at the heart of a major new scene. That said, I have no idea why it is posted to FR. As for whether Jack White is a druggie, a thug, a psycho, a jerk, and/or a liberal - I have no idea.
posted on 12/17/2003 7:51:19 PM PST
by rogue yam
That White Stripes dood looks badass ... I hope the other guy is OK.
posted on 12/17/2003 7:55:55 PM PST
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