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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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In 2012, Beck pulled the very Beck-ian move of releasing his newest batch of songs, Song Reader, via a book of sheet music, as opposed to putting out actual recordings of the songs, which has been the norm for a century or so. The official Song Reader website, which solicited fan-performed versions of the songs, said “Only you can bring Beck Hansen’s Song Reader to life.” But “you” is a very open term, and now a lot of rather big names — including Beck himself — will be recording their takes o ...
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Jack White, Jack Black, fun., More Contribute to Beck’s ‘Song Reader’ Companion Album

Jul 9 2014 12:51pm CDT | Source: Houston's Hot Hits

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In 2012, Beck pulled the very Beck-ian move of releasing his newest batch of songs, Song Reader, via a book of sheet music, as opposed to putting out actual recordings of the songs, which has been the norm for a century or so. The official Song Reader website, which solicited fan-performed versions of the songs, said “Only you can bring Beck Hansen’s Song Reader to life.” But “you” is a very open term, and now a lot of rather big names — including Beck himself — will ...
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Jack White Gets His Very Own Ice-Cream Flavour

Jun 18 2014 2:19am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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Following the release of his new solo album Lazaretto, Jack White is now joining that most exclusive of cool clubs: musicians who have their own ice-cream.No, the Third Man Records mogul isn’t moving into confectionary production but instead the former White Stripe has inspired award-winning Australian chain Gelato Messina to honour the musician with their newest flavour, Jack N’ White.The limited edition gelato will be ‘on tour’ for the next 7 days, available at ...
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By Courtney E. Smith In our series Frequently Asked Questions, Radio.com guides you through the unknown about people and topics in music and pop culture.  From the release in 2011 of the music video for her single “Video Games,” Lana Del Rey has slowly amassed a widespread public profile. That grainy music video (which she edited on her MacBook and now has over 62 million views) earned her a strong internet following, but her notoriety soon exploded ...
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