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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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5 days ago

Jack White's Keyboardist Isaiah "Ikey" Owens Dies at 38, Singer Cancels Remaining Tour Dates in Mexico

Oct 14 2014 4:41pm CDT | Source: US Magazine

Jack White's keyboardist Isaiah "Ikey" Owens was found dead in his Mexico hotel room at age 38 on Tuesday, Oct. 14This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Jack White's Keyboardist Isaiah "Ikey" Owens Dies at 38, Singer Cancels Remaining To ...
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5 days ago

Ikey Owens, Jack White's Keyboardist, Found Dead in Mexico Hotel Room; Jack White Cancels Tour

Oct 14 2014 1:20pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, Long Beach musician and Jack White's touring keyboardist, was found dead in his Puebla, Mexico hotel room on this morning, according to media reports.Mexico's Periodico Digital broke the news that Owens was found dead at about 10AM. Police reportedly found drugs and alcohol in Owens's room in the Camino Real Hotel, but the exact cause of death is still under investigation. Owens was in Mexico while on tour with White suppo ...
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1 week ago

Jack White Announces First 2015 Tour Dates, Including Madison Square Garden Show

Oct 7 2014 11:24am CDT | Source: Fresh 102.7

Jack White is set to headline New York’s Madison Square Garden for the first time since the White Stripes played the world-famous arena in 2007. White announced his first two concerts of 2015 on his Facebook page yesterday: he’s playing the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Jan. 28, followed by New York’s Madison Square Garden on Jan. 30. Related: Jack White’s 2014 Bonnaroo Gig Getting Vinyl Releas ...
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Jack White Announces First 2015 Tour Dates, Including Madison Square Garden Show

Oct 7 2014 11:23am CDT | Source: Mix 96-5

Jack White is set to headline New York’s Madison Square Garden for the first time since the White Stripes played the world-famous arena in 2007. White announced his first two concerts of 2015 on his Facebook page yesterday: he’s playing the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Jan. 28, followed by New York’s Madison Square Garden on Jan. 30. Related: Jack White’s 2014 Bonnaroo Gig Getting Vinyl Release The rest of his touri ...
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1 week ago

Jack White Says Female Musicians Are Still Treated Like Novelties

Oct 6 2014 8:42pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Jack White has gone to bat for gender equality, saying female musicians are often perceived as a “novelty” on stage, and struggle to get the recognition they deserve despite in many cases being more capable than their male counterparts.White made the comments in a new interview with guitarist Mike McCready from 90s grunge icons Pearl Jam — of all people — for American satellite radio service Sirius XM, after McCready inquired to the different dynamics between White’s all-female and ...
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4 weeks ago

Jack White Slams The Foo Fighters & Rolling Stone In 'Kanye West-esque' Concert Rant!

Sep 19 2014 5:01am CDT | Source: PerezHilton

Jack White is a rebel with a cause! The rocker was playing Fenway Park on Wednesday when he took a minute to speak to his audience, joking about how, unlike the Foo Fighters, he wouldn't be using a backup guitar player to cover up his mistakes. He followed that comment by teasing that the Dave Grohl diss was just to help feed RollingStone.com. After bashing the mag for its covers, its coverage of K ...
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4 weeks ago

Jack White Trashes the Kardashians, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, and Just About Everyone Else in EPIC Onstage Rant!

Sep 18 2014 12:59pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

When we last saw Jack White, he was hating life at a Chicago Cubs game. Now, it seems that that wasn't an isolated incident, and baseball stadiums just bring out the rocker's cranky side, as dude went off on a tirade for the ages during a show at Fenway Park last night. Jack White Rants Against Everything! White kicked things off with an attack on the Foo Fighters, accusing the band of having a second guitar "play all the same parts" to he ...
Source: The Hollywood Gossip   Full article at: The Hollywood Gossip
 

 
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4 weeks ago

Jack White Blasts Foo Fighters and Rolling Stone in Onstage Rant

Sep 18 2014 12:08pm CDT | Source: Ultimate Classic Rock

In a rambling talk that he admitted was "Kanye West-esque," Jack White took shots at the Foo Fighters, lip-syncing pop stars and Rolling Stone magazine during a performance last night at Fenway Park in Boston. Contin ...
Source: Ultimate Classic Rock   Full article at: Ultimate Classic Rock
 

 
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4 weeks ago

Jack White blasts Foo Fighters and Rolling Stone Magazine in “Kanye West-esque rant”

Sep 18 2014 9:56am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Jack White played a show at Fenway Park’s Bleacher Theater in Boston on Wednesday night. The real headline, however, was what the Third Man rocker said in between performances.As Pitchfork points out, White took swipes at Foo Fighters and Rolling Stone magazine during what he himself quipped to be a “Kanye West-esque rant.”Much like Kanye, White’s comments were all over the place. He began by defending the sanctity of live performance, expres ...
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Dolomite Minor - 'Let Me Go'

Sep 16 2014 4:54am CDT | Source: Clash Music

Feel good rock 'n' roll...Rock 'n' roll is supposed to make you feel good. It's designed to be a distraction, an imaginary world to escape into. Within seconds of listening to Dolomite Minor, you sense that this is something they've bought into hook, line and sinker. Thick, sludgy blues, this is Jack White lost in a Louisana swamp, it's the Black Keys with some dirt underneath their fingernails. New single 'Talk Like An Aztec ...
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