Jack White: The last rock star

Jack White might just be the last person on the planet under 35 who actually understands what it means to be a rock star. Here's a snippet from an article that ran in the New York Times on Sunday:

“Everything from your haircut to your clothes to the type of instrument you play to the melody of a song to the rhythm — they’re all tricks to get people to pay attention to the story,” [White] said.

“If you just stood up in a crowd and said your story — ‘I came home, and this girl I was dating wasn’t there, and I was wondering where she was’ — it’s not interesting,” he said. “But give it a melody, give it a beat, build it all the way up to a haircut. Now people pay attention.”

The White Stripes new album Icky Thump (pictured) drops June 19.