Jason Von Bondie Speaks Out!

The Von Bondies are headling Detour‘s Rock City Fest in Detroit this weekend.

Real Detroit Weekly catches up with Jason Stollsteimer and gets the scoop on the whole Jack White ass-whooping incident:

“What happened was I stood up for Jim Diamond [of Ghetto Recorders], he produced Lack of Communication,” Stollsteimer explains. “I didn’t own a computer that had Photoshop. When the artwork got done for the album, [Marcie Bolen] was dating Jack, and did it on his computer. He took it upon himself, from what I heard, to put himself as producer. I’m not an egomaniac looking at the back of my record all night jerking off, I never noticed it until I did an interview in 2001 and they said, ‘What was it like having Jack White producing the record?’ And I was like, ‘What?’ Jack introduced us to Jim Diamond, he was there, but he didn’t help write or change anything on the production. The next day, I got a death threat on my door from him and I gave that to the cops. The next time he saw me, he beat the crap out of me.”

Almost makes you feel bad about those “I Beat Up Jason Von Bondie” T-shirts

Stollsteimer also talked recently to the Metro Times. Lots of good quotes in there, too. Read some after the jump…

MP3: Von Bondies – “Pale Bride” from We Are Kamikazes Aiming Straight for Your Heart (courtesy of sxsw)

Metro Times Detroit – Love, hate and then there’s…

And we were happy with having 800 people at our show. That was good enough. We didn’t want to be like the Rolling Stones or something. We’re not crazy. I don’t have that kind of appetite. I don’t look good dressed in a top hat and a cane. You know, I’m from Michigan. You will never see me in some fancy, funny outfit. It wouldn’t make any sense. I’m not from Hollywood. And that’s why a lot people move away from Michigan when they become that famous. Because it doesn’t make sense to be here anymore. You’ll get mugged if you show up with a top hat and cane at a gas station in Detroit! And rightfully so!

Can’t argue with that!

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Via mcr.

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