Jack White Slates The Internet

The web a "nuisance"

Guitar slinger Jack White has spoken of his disgust at the rise of the internet, labelling the web a nuisance.

The internet has completely transformed human life, from the way we communicate to the way we purchase music. The rise of iTunes has almost banished any notion of music as a physical entity.

However for all its benefits, there remain a hardy few who are mournful for a simpler era. The internet has led to a massive increase in piracy, with the industry at risk of producing a generation who simply do not expect to pay for music.

Now Jack White has spoken out, labelling the web a nuisance. Through his Third Man label the guitarist has trod an explicitly retro path, with some releases only being made available on seven inch vinyl.

Speaking to the NME, the guitarist longed for simply days. “In my head I’m still living and working as if there is no internet, and treat it as a nuisance,” White explained.

“The internet is a beautiful tool for many, many things, but it is in direct opposition to the art of music being treated with respect.”

Jack White also revealed his disgust with how people act online. The growth of abusive messaging has meant that while The Dead Weather star does read articles online he rarely contributes to discussion.

“Of course, after reading about three words of someone’s comment at the bottom of an article I turn off,” he affirmed.

The Dead Weather are to release their second album ‘Sea Of Cowards’ this summer.

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