Tom Morello has joined the chorus of stars defending Meg White, calling her “one of the greatest drummers in the history of rock n roll”.The White Stripes drummer has been at the centre of a debate in recent days after journalist Lachlan Markay called her “terrible” and suggested the band would have fared better “with a half decent drummer”.Numerous musicians and fans rushed to White’s defence online, with the Rage Against The Machine guitarist now joining them. “I hear there’s some controversy on this matter lately so let me set fools straight: #MegWhite is one of the greatest drummers in the history of rock n roll,” Morello wrote on Instagram.“It’s not even a debate.
There are a HANDFUL of drummers EVER who are INSTANTLY recognizable rocking their MANY HIT SONGS with Flavor, Fire & Flair.
She’s on that list, bruh. 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.”A post shared by Tom Morello (@tommorello)He added: “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.”Earlier this week (March 15), Jack White also weighed into the debate sparked by Markay’s post – for which the journalist has now apologised.
The star shared a photo of White at her drum kit on social media along with a poem that read: “To be born in another time, any era but our own would’ve been fine.Read more on nme.com