Jack White on Lady Gaga: ‘It’s all artifice’

"It's all image with no meaning behind it" the former White Stripes man says

Jack White has said Lady Gaga is “all artifice”.

In an interview with Esquire – the same publication he told that he would always miss playing with his old band, The White Stripes, he said:

I don’t think she lives it because it’s all artifice. It’s all image with no meaning behind it. You can’t sink your teeth into it. It’s a sound bite. It’s very of this age, because that’s what people want. They want a Twitter line, a jpeg, an MP3.

In the same interview, White condemned the nature of celebrity culture and Twitter. “The goal of modern celebrity is to make yourself into the lowest common denominator,” he said. “‘Hey, I’m a guy just like you. I like a beer, a football game’. Especially in reality television, you’ll see people will go so far as to make a fool out of themselves just to prove that.

“Twitter is the most perfect example of modern living,” he added. “I think the only people who should have [Twitter accounts] are comedians. Because it’s all about one-liners.”

In October of this year, Jack White debuted a new track titled ‘Blues On Two Trees’ which featured him rapping – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to listen. The track was released as the B-side to the single ‘I’m Shakin’, which was the first single to be taken from White’s debut solo LP ‘Blunderbuss’.