Fiona Apple Calls Critic Rex Reed A C*** On Stage At Walt Disney Concert Hall
It's been tough year for Fiona Apple. Last year she canceled part of her tour for The Idler Wheel to be with her dying dog Janet. But she hit the road again, and she recently told Pitchfork, "I'm just eager to be around people so I don’t miss my dog."
Apple wasn't always a fan of touring, but she says that she's trying to approach it differently. She asked a heckler who yelled at her to "get healthy" to leave a show in Portland last week. Then, last night at the Walt Disney Concert Hall she said that she had something she wanted to get off her chest.
The Huffington Post reports:
She proceeded to explain that years ago, her father, actor Brandon Maggart, got a bad review from film critic Rex Reed. He not only misspelled Maggart's name, but apparently he also "fucked with people and how they looked." She continued, "I've wanted to do this for a long time. Daddy, this is for you. Rex Reed: you're a cunt."
In her interview with Pitchfork, it sounds like part of what has helped Apple enjoy touring is taking ownership of the stage, and we're guessing this latest settling of very old scores is a part of that. Maybe feeling comfortable on her home turf helped—even if Walt Disney Concert Hall isn't exactly The Largo. She also admitted that she expects to get more hecklers hoping to provoke her at future shows: "But I’m going to try and be more prepared for that. I'm assuming that people are going to start to say those kinds of things just to egg me on now. Those people are going to have to leave if they interrupt me. I need to be able to do my job."However she did or didn't look, the LA Weekly said she sounded amazing: "Amidst spiraling piano progressions, Apple called out to her potential lover with a strong voice. She hit every note from the chiming falsetto of "Waltz (Better Than Fine)" to the guttural, gritty screams of "Regret."
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