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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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For Benjamin Booker, A Missed Shot Became A Music Career

Aug 16 2014 4:07pm CDT | Source: WNYC Music

Benjamin Booker has had a big year. On the strength of a homemade demo that caught on strong, the 25-year-old musician has signed with a big label, toured with Jack White, booked sets at Lollapalooza and the Newport Folk Festival and been a musical guest for David Letterman and Conan O'Brien. A few years ago, Booker had his eyes on a different prize: working at NPR. He applied for an internship ... a ...
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6 days ago

15 Things To Do This Week In The Bay Area, Mostly Free — August 16th to August 24th

Aug 14 2014 4:46pm CDT | Source: CBS 5

Hi, it’s Jayn with another 15 things you can do in the Bay Area. 1 – Come get your laugh on with comedian Bill Bellamy at Cobb’s Comedy Club on Thursday August 21st at 8:00pm. Show is 18 & over with valid photo ID. 2 – Head over to The Mission Village Market on Saturday, August 23rd, from 9:00am to 4:00pm and take advantage of the weekly offerings of regionally grown produce, food, live music and swap meet. 3 – Jack White, front man of The White Stripes will be performing at the Bill G ...
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1 week ago

Michael Cera Released an Album

Aug 13 2014 11:48am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

The strangest things happen on Twitter. On Tuesday night, actor Jonah Hill tweeted a link to True That, the debut album from none other than Michael Cera. Yep, that Michael Cera.“Not only is a brilliant actor, he also makes great music,” Hill gushed about his Superbad & This Is The End costar.The songs on the lo-fi bedroom-pop record are relatively abstract and almost entirely instrumental, with one exception being the tr ...
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1 week ago

Benjamin Booker Breaks Out in GQ Magazine August 2014

Aug 13 2014 11:33am CDT | Source: GossipCenter

Bringing his own unique flavor of southern rock to the table, Benjamin Booker is quickly making a name for himself with an opening slot on Jack White’s tour and a well-received debut album. The “Violent Shiver” rocker is featured in the latest edition of GQ magazine, and therein he discusses his special sound- "I guess I would call my music blues punk. There's a lot of influences. When I was making the record, I was listening to a lot of things, fro ...
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1 week ago

First Listen: Benjamin Booker, 'Benjamin Booker'

Aug 10 2014 10:03pm CDT | Source: WNYC Music

At 22, Benjamin Booker has experienced an auspicious rise. Tampa-born but based in New Orleans, the young singer-guitarist has already found a label deal, played Letterman and Lollapalooza, and had his debut album recorded by the in-demand producer Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff). To top it off, Booker was tapped to open Jack White's most recent tour — not bad for someone who hadn't even played ...
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2 weeks ago

A Label Paramount To Early Blues And Jazz

Aug 6 2014 1:55pm CDT | Source: WNYC Music

There's nothing a certain type of record collector likes better than finding a stack of 78s on the Paramount label. Between 1917 and 1932, the label, which was one of several run by a furniture company in Grafton, Wisc., released thousands of records, but its real accomplishment was recording some of the greatest early blues and jazz performers. Jack White's Third Man Records has joined with the reissue label Revenant to release the fi ...
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2 weeks ago

Jack White's Lazaretto sells 60,000 on vinyl to break 20-year record

Aug 6 2014 4:07am CDT | Source: Music Week

Jack White's second solo album Lazaretto has sold 60,000 copies on vinyl since its June 10 release to become the biggest-selling vinyl album in 20 years. The last to reach that record was Pearl Jam's 1994 release Vitalogy. 40,000 copies of White's album were sold in its first week of release meaning it's the fastest-selling vinyl album since Nielsen Soundscan began recording vinyl sales figures in 1991. Released via XL recordings, Lazaret ...
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2 weeks ago

Radio playlist update: Xfm

Aug 6 2014 3:40am CDT | Source: Music Week

Xfm has revealed its new playlist and Records of the Week for the period commencing August 4, 2014. All details are below - with new additions or movements in bold.     DAYTIME 1975, TheHeart Out18/08 Alt-JHunger Of The Pine28/07 Arctic Monkeys Snap Out Of It 16/06 Black Keys, The Fever 05/05 Bombay Bicycle Club Come To 18/08 Coldplay A Sky Full Of Stars 29/06 Courteeners How Good It Was 01/09 Death From Above 1979 Trainwreck 1979 08/09 Family Of The Year Hero 28/07 George Ezra Budape ...
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2 weeks ago

Kate Upton Reacts Adorably to Justin Verlander Baseball Toss: Watch!

Aug 5 2014 2:05pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Lest anyone doubt they were a full-on couple, baseball star Justin Verlander let the whole country know Kate Upton is his MVP last night at Yankee Stadium. Upton was in the front row supporting the Detroit Tigers pitcher, whom she's dated off and on for some time. Looks like they're 100 percent "on" now. You don't toss a baseball into just any pretty girl in the stands. Justin Verlander Give ...
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2 weeks ago

Listen: First Aid Kit Cover Jack White

Aug 1 2014 3:47am CDT | Source: Clash Music

Oh, and Tenacious D...Utilising his Third Man Studios in Nashville as a base, Jack White has built up a global network. Everyone from Conan O'Brien to Neil Young has recorded at the studio complex, with First Aid Kit recording a one off version of Buffy Sainte-Marie's 'Universal Soldier'. To salute the guitarist, the Swedish duo recently laid down a version of 'Love Interruption' as part of Triple J's Live A Version se ...
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