Last week, WWD reported that Fiona Apple stormed offstage during a Tokyo performance because the audience wouldn’t stop talking. (She also climbed atop a piano and attempted to silence the crowd with a ringing bell, if you want to get detailed.) Today, Questlove has an e-mail clarification from Fiona herself: She did finish the set. “I did my job, and they should do theirs too,” she writes of the many Internet reports. “They all miss the fact that there is a difference between the back-of-the-room-chatter that is simply annoying,–and the operatic drunken blather, or the heckling that is really just INTERRUPTING that makes it impossible for us to do our jobs.” Free Fiona, again and always.
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