Jack White labels internet music’s no1 enemy*Win White Stripes screening tickets

Posted on 14 April 2010
By Pierce King
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White Stripes rock legend Jack White has lashed out at the internet calling it the enemy of music and ‘in direct opposition to the art of music being treated with respect.’

The Deadweather mastermind said that he is still living and working as if there is no internet.

Jack, 35, has gone to great lengths to record using anachronistic studio equipment and that the migration of music online has lead to it becoming a soundbite.

He said: “In my head, I’m still living and as if there is no internet and treat it as a nuisance.

“The internet can be a beautiful tool for many things, but it is in direct opposition to the art of music being treated with respect and delivered to the majority in a tangible way.

“The enemy of music right now is the internet. As every day passes music is more and more looked at as a soundbite and a trifle.

“The internet disperses crowds, maybe a positive side effect of this is that individuality is promoted in a way.

“But after reading about three words of someone’s comment at the bottom of an internet article, I turn off.

“Maybe one day, people will figure out the power of the written word. It’s a powerful thing.”

To win three tickets to the exclusive Liverpool White Stripes screening of Under Great Northern Lights at Studio 2, Parr St, answer this question about the Detroit rock duo.

What’s the name of the Mo-Town bar where Jack and Meg played their first gig together?

The winner will be picked by random from all correct e-mail entries to shots@purplerevolver.com and to keep Jack satisfied send postcards to:

Purple Revolver
33-45 Parr St Studios,
Parr St,
L1 4JN

A limited number of tickets are also on sale at £3 each via http://www.wegottickets.com/event/78062 and on the door.