Jack White, of the White Stripes, the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather, has advice for new musical artists, and it does not involve playing videogames.
Asked “The three things every new artist starting out today needs” by NME, White responded, “They need to quit playing video games, throw away their Auto-Tune program and cut three strings off their guitar.”
White was also asked “Who or what is the enemy of music right now?” He responded, “The internet. The internet. Your mom, and the internet.”
CVG rightly notes that White has profited off of videogames, from the use of the White Stripes song Blue Orchid in Guitar Hero 5, to a Raconteurs Track Pack in Guitar Hero: World Tour to Dead Weather songs being available in the Rock Band store.
White’s comments appear in the latest issue of NME, which can be viewed online digitally here.
White previously expressed some anti-game sentiment in the White Stripes B-side Hand Springs, in which he sings about smashing a pinball machine.