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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, Eddie Vedder & Paul Simon All Went to the Same Mariners Game: See the Epic Group Photo

Aug 28 2014 8:55am CDT | Source: Fresh 102.7

By Philip Cosores Talk about a traffic jam in VIP hospitality at Seattle’s Safeco Field. Today (August 27), for a game between MLB wild card hopefuls, the Seattle Mariners, and the worst team in the American League, the Texas Rangers, three of rock and roll’s biggest names all showed up and took a picture together: Jack White, Eddie Vedder, and Paul Simon. See the awesome group photo below. Related: Jack White Throws First Pitch at Detroit Tigers Game: Watch ...
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Backstage With Jack White – Exclusive Live 105 Interview

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Live 105 program director Jacent Jackson spoke with Jack White before White's sold-out concert Friday night at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic ...
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Benjamin Booker Is Raw, Yet Disciplined On Debut Album

Aug 22 2014 1:34pm CDT | Source: WNYC Music

There's something about a rapidly strummed guitar chord followed quickly by an urgent vocal that is one definition of an effective rock song, and Fresh Air critic Ken Tucker thinks he's found quite a few examples of this on Benjamin Booker's self-titled debut album. The 25-year-old guitarist-singer-songwriter has already served as an opening act on Jack White's recent tour, and he may be ready for headliner status. Copyright 2014 NP ...
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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 ... and was rejected. But in a conversation with week ...
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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 Gr ...
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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 track “Ruth,” which features quaint l ...
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2 weeks 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, f ...
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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 a live show until two yea ...
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3 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 ...
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