Jack White’s Response to Clickbait Trash Music News Sites

The American rock duo The Raconteurs is back with a new album titled “Help Us Stranger“. The new album arrived after 11 years. The band has given an interview to The Irish Times, about the process of the new album and what has happened in last 11 years. One of the biggest music news site Spin announced the interview with the headline “The Raconteurs’ New Album Was Delayed Because Jack White ‘Started Doing Heroin.” However, in the interview it is obvious that was a joke since White explains why the album process took so long in the next section of paragraph. White has blamed Spin for clickbait headlines.

Jack White made an announcement on social media and shared a long comment about all the trash “music” cough “journalism” sites. You can read the full comment below.

Dear Spin,

I’ve never done heroin or any other illegal drug in my life and anyone close to me could confirm this. If you’d actually read the article in full, you could see that I was joking. But, I supposed Spin never lets the facts get in the way of good clickbait.

Dear Pitchfork, Stereogum, Noisey and the rest of the trash “music” cough “journalism” sites: Though I realize that you work in the business of soundbites and clickbait, and that you’re pissed Third Man Records didn’t send you a free copy of the new Raconteurs album because of how nasty you regularly are, here’s a couple other notes: I don’t hate people who own cell phones, or never allow one near me, or hate ALL technology etc. Stop painting with such a wide brush. Just because I don’t own a cell phone in an attempt to lead a healthy life doesn’t mean I hate all technology. Though you’d love for me to be the luddite that provides you with cyber laughs ’til the electric cows come home, I hate to break that myth by stating that I listen to digital music, I drive an electric car, and I typed this boring response on my computer.

Also, back in my day in the 1800s, artists weren’t punished for taking the road less traveled, or for answering questions with unpopular responses. Hell, we were even expected to rebel against the status quo if you can believe that. I encourage people to lead their own healthy lives and find ways to engage in things that inspire one another rather than bring them down. If you love music and the arts, I think your organizations should start to learn to do the same thing, or at least pretend you love music rather than looking to please your advertisers with clicks.

You can check White’s instagram post below.

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