Oh no.. Jack White has really stuck his foot pedal in his mouth when Rolling Stone ran an interview with him -
"There are kids at school who dress like everybody else, because they don’t know what to do, and there are musicians like that, too. I’ll hear TV commercials where the music’s ripping off sounds of mine, to the point I think it’s me. Half the time, it’s the Black Keys. The other half, it’s a sound-alike song because they couldn’t license one of mine. There’s a whole world that’s totally fine with the watered-down version of the original.
Some people will hear that and say ’Oh, Jack White thinks he’s the first person to play the blues.’ But certain acts open up a market for a certain style. Amy Winehouse: Did she invent white soul? Wearing a beehive? No. But she did something brand new and fresh, altogether as a package, and you see who’s in her wake, from the Duffys to the Lana Del Reys. Adele selling 20 million records? That would not have happened if Amy Winehouse was alive. The White Stripes did the same thing, and in our absence, you’re gonna find someone to fill that. And you get a band like the Black Keys, who said they never heard of the White Stripes? Sure."
Since then Jack has posted on his website a long retraction and apology which about amounts to -
"...aagh all that was meant to be private.. I felt forced into it... oh god sorry sorry sorry sorry sorry you're all really great. Please leave me alone now. "
Never mind everyone you've all got lots of publicity out of it and people feel really sorry/happy for you and the new album is coming out on the 9th June.
Next week. More show business disease.