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Jack White slams reality television

Jack White slams reality television

Dec 4 2012, 5:04am CST | by

Former White Stripes singer Jack White thinks people who go on reality television shows are in it for instant fame and take away credibility from real artists.

Jack White has hit out at reality TV shows. The former White Stripes frontman has criticised people who appear on talent shows insisting they are only interested in instant fame and he claims the...

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Jack White slams reality television

Dec 4 2012, 5:04am CST | by

Former White Stripes singer Jack White thinks people who go on reality television shows are in it for instant fame and take away credibility from real artists.

Jack White has hit out at reality TV shows.
The former White Stripes frontman has criticised people who appear on talent shows insisting they are only interested in instant fame and he claims the format dilutes the work of credible artists.
In an interview with the new issue of Britain's Esquire magazine, he said: ''The goal of modern celebrity is to make yourself into the lowest common denominator, 'Hey, I'm a guy just like you. I like beer, a football game.' Especially in reality television, you'll see what people will go so far as to make a fool out of themselves just to prove that.''
The 37-year-old musician went on to criticise Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood, 82, who recently appeared on E! fly-on-the-wall series, 'Mrs. Eastwood & Company' with his wife Dina.
He said: ''I don't want to see a reality show about Michelangelo. You know, Clint Eastwood is doing one with his family and it's such a disappointment.
''There's no reason to put yourself in a position that makes things completely un-special.''
As well as taking a shot at reality television, Jack doesn't think celebrities should use social networking site Twitter to report on their mundane everyday activities.
He said: ''I think the only people who should have Twitter accounts are comedians. Because it's all about one-liners. I would use it if Conan O'Brien or Reggie Watts or Stephen Colbert were to walk into a room and tell me one joke and leave. But you don't want Gore Vidal telling you, 'I'm doing my dishes right now.' ''

 
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Jack White Throws First Pitch at Detroit Tigers Game

Jul 30 2014 1:28pm CDT | Source: Fresh 102.7

By Jay Tilles Detroit native Jack White threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Tigers’ series opener against the Chicago White Sox today (July 29) at Comerica Park. Unlike his appearance in the stands at a recent Chicago Cubs game, White looked happy to be there and do the honors. White’s appearance tied in nicely with the Comerica Park’s annual Christmas in July promotion. According to the Tigers, “This always-popular day features Christmas music, decor ...
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What Do You Do If You're Jack White & Bored In Rhode Island? Crash Beck's Concert, DUH!

Jul 29 2014 6:17pm CDT | Source: PerezHilton

This would have been an AWESOME show to be at! Beck performed at the Newport Folk Fest in Rhode Island over the weekend and had an unexpected guest show up during his encore! None other than his good friend Jack White! If you're gonna have anyone crash your set, then the White Stripes singer is the one you want, obviously! Thankfully he looked A LOT happier than that time he went to the baseball game... The duo performed together singing Pay No Mind, Lose ...
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1 day ago

East Nashville Rocks

Jul 29 2014 10:34am CDT | Source: WNYC Music

How do you know you are in East Nashville? Follow the beards, a current joker might say. If you do, you'll find yourself in an area tucked in between Nashville's neat downtown and the city's eastern edge, separated from each by the twisting Cumberland River. To the west, tourists flock to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Ryman Auditorium — the "Mother Church of Country Music." The Opryland complex — the venerable stage and radio sh ...
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Radio playlist update: Xfm

Jul 29 2014 6:07am CDT | Source: Music Week

Xfm has revealed its new playlist and Records of the Week for the period commencing July 28, 2014. All details are below - with new additions or movements in bold.   DAYTIME  1975, The Heart Out 18/08 Alt-J Hunger Of The Pine 28/07 Arctic Monkeys Snap Out Of It 16/06 Black Keys, The Fever 05/05  Bombay Bicycle Club Come To 18/08 Catfish And The Bottlemen Fallout 07/07 Coldplay A Sky Full Of Stars 29/06 Courteen ...
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2 days ago

Pokey LaFarge, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

Jul 28 2014 10:49am CDT | Source: WNYC Music

You can bundle it up in MP3s and send it zinging through the ether, but Pokey LaFarge's music still seems as though it has emerged from the dustiest 78 at the thrift shop. LaFarge is a man out of time and a true wanderer, with the vintage clothing to match, but he never seems like a mere novelty act: His songs are too sturdy, with too much infectiously zippy energy, to feel anything but authentic. The singer and his band now record for Jack White's Third Man Records — a sublim ...
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6 days ago

Raleigh Farm Aid lineup revealed

Jul 24 2014 11:12am CDT | Source: Charlotte Creative Loafing

The 2014 Farm Aid benefit concert will make it's first appearance in North Carolina at Raleigh's Walnut Creek Amphitheatre on Sept. 13. Jack White will headline the event along with Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews.… [ Read more ] ...
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6 days ago

Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1

Jul 24 2014 3:40am CDT | Source: Music Week

The latest BBC Radio 1 playlist for July 28-August has been revealed. Find the full list below, with new additions in bold:   A LIST Alt-J Hunger Of The Pine Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea Problem Cheryl Cole featuring Tinie Tempah Crazy Stupid Love Clean Bandit featuring Stylo G Come Over Kasabian Bumblebeee Lower Than Atlantis Here We Go MAGIC! Rude MK fe ...
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6 days ago

Jack White Is More Disturbed Than Anybody Else at Wrigley Field by the Chicago Cubs' World Series Drought: See the Pic!

Jul 23 2014 3:50pm CDT | Source: E Online

Something's got Jack White shaken. While seemingly enjoying himself the rest of the time, the former White Stripes rocker was caught positively glowering at Wrigley Field... ...
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1 week ago

Jack White Did Not Look Happy at the Chicago Cubs Game: See the Viral Picture

Jul 23 2014 1:03pm CDT | Source: US Magazine

Jack White did not look happy at the Chicago Cubs game on Tuesday, July 22 -- see the viral (and hilarious!) picThis article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Jack White Did Not Look Happy at ...
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1 week ago

Jack White Went to a Chicago Cubs Game and Had A Wretched Time

Jul 23 2014 8:39am CDT | Source: Fresh 102.7

By Shannon Carlin Musicians are just like us, sometimes they do things that just aren’t nearly as much fun as they hoped. Case in point: Jack White hanging out at a Chicago Cubs game. Related: Jack White Covers Lorde’s ‘Royals’: Watch In theory, it should be fun. White can have a hot dog, sit back and take in America’s favorite pastime, try to be as wholesome as apple pie. But, as these photos show from last night’s ...
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