Jack White Is Now Officially the James Franco of Music

August 31st, 2011 will go down in history as the day Jack White became the James Franco of music. You see, now that the White Stripes are over and he’s celebrated the end of his marriage to Karen Elson with a big, ol’ divorce party, he’s got time for more ridiculous projects than ever. In addition to his other bands, the Dead Weather and the Raconteurs, the label he founded (Third Man Records), and his prolific producing, White has been making music with such unlikely collaborators as Conan O’Brien and Stephen Colbert. And that was just fine with us. But now he’s gone a bridge too far — kind of like when the also-ubiquitous Franco had “Brad” (as in Renfro) carved into his arm as part of an ill-conceived art project.

What, you ask, could Jack White do that would even compare to pseudo-artistic self-mutilation? Well, friends, he could start producing Insane Clown Posse — and that is exactly what he has done! Seriously. You can see video evidence of the project after the jump. Here is an excerpt from the press release, which also mentions that JEFF the Brotherhood play on the single, presented without comment: “Back in ’82, ahem, 1782, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote a piece that’s been left out of the spotlight ever since. The title of the piece is ‘Leck Mich Im Arsch’ or literally translated to English as ‘Lick me in the arse.’ Understandably this piece has figuratively been swept under the rug. So who better to give this piece it’s due respect than the wildly successful, much misunderstood, and divisive Southwest Detroit rappers Insane Clown Posse?”