Guinness World Records Respond To Jack White's Rant

The compilers of the Guinness World Records have responded to Jack White's rant about being denied his rightful place in the tome.

Guinness World Records Respond To Jack White's Rant
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The compilers of the Guinness World Records have responded to Jack White's rant about being denied his rightful place in the tome. White, who released his solo debut album "Blunderbuss" last month, said that he believed he and former White Stripes bandmate Meg White held the record for he shortest concert in history after they performed one single note and a clash of the cymbal at a stop in Newfoundland, Canada, but were denied their place in the record books by the company. However, Guinness World Records said that although the Stripes had been previously acknowledged as the record-holders in the 2009 edition of the tome, they had since scrapped any similar attempts or categories. "The White Stripes were in fact recognized in the 2009 edition of the Guinness World Records book for the shortest music concert ever when, on July 16 2007, they played just one note at St John's in Newfoundland, Canada," they said. "Subsequent to this appearance we received a large volume of applications from bands and performers seeking to beat this record. The ultimate results of this was individuals claiming that simply appearing onstage was enough to qualify them for this record." They added: "The results were difficult to objectively measure (for example, how many members of the crowd need to be able to see the performer before they disappear off stage?) and as such it's difficult to justify an appearance as a concert by any reasonable definition of the word." They then went on to explain: "The nature of competing to make something the 'shortest' by its very nature trivialises the activity being carried out, and Guinness World Records has been forced to reject many claims of this kind. As such, we have been forced to cease listing records for the shortest song, shortest poem and indeed the shortest concert." However, they did invite White to try his hand at being immortalised in the book in another way, adding: "Many of us at Guinness World Records are enormous admirers of Mr White's oeuvre, and we would be extremely pleased if he were to attempt any of the 40,000 records that are currently active on our database." "In order to apply, all he needs to do is head to Guinnessworldrecords.com, fill in a short application and grab his own slice of record-breaking glory." Jack White returns to the UK next month for a series of live shows. Thanks for the story to Nme.com.

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    cbabb7
    I got an idea. How bout ya come out, play a regular concert, get paid, and do it the way it sposed to be done.
    MegadethFan18
    If Jack White cares about it that much he should do the longest concert even. He won't though because it's too much work.
    The Ghostwriter
    we would be extremely pleased if he were to attempt any of the 40,000 records that are currently active on our database.
    I want Jack White to try and break the record for most objects juggled. Or farthest distance covered on a Pogo stick.
    Eifler121
    Am I the only one who is noticing how beautiful his hair looks in that headshot? Probably... It wasn't really a rant, did you see the news for that day? He and Tenacious D had the most interesting articles of the day, and neither of them actually had to do with music. I bet Jack will go for one of those records now that someone's put him up to it.
    Barrier_of_Pain
    Playing the shortest concert ever should get u into the tome for being the biggest douche bag. He would probly charge extra for the show because his fans would become part of the dumbest concert in history
    BradTheBluefish
    MegadethFan18 wrote: If Jack White cares about it that much he should do the longest concert even. He won't though because it's too much work.
    Right on man!
    Voodoochile711
    The only reason he even got that record was because no one else was dumb or lazy enough to think of the idea first. Oh well, even gods make mistakes I guess.
    BradTheBluefish
    CommanderMeaty wrote: rofl longuest concert, they will have to beat 311 or any other bands that makes festivals.
    So long a lot of the General Audience members have to sit down on the floor. That's a freaking long concert. Nothing but respect for a band that doesn't want to stop playing their songs as long as their fans stay, which they do.
    PRSTremontiSE
    MegadethFan18 wrote: If Jack White cares about it that much he should do the longest concert even. He won't though because it's too much work.
    Really? Jack White is the man who plays plastic guitars , puts the piano further away than needed, and only keeps one pick anywhere near him when he's playing on stage. Jack White likes to make extra work for himself.
    L.A.P.D.
    metallica-#1 wrote: Jack White and Kirk Hammett's love-spawn in that picture
    I laughed for a solid 5 min staring at the picture thinking that lol.
    Mouloudo
    this poser would do anything to get noticed... play with a retarded lame drummer girl,write song with 5 notes, not even chords... what about making a regular concert wich would be good actually?