Published Feb 13, 2018Jack White is one of few rock'n'rollers who still gets top billing at major music festivals, but he's the first to admit that the genre needs some fresh talent.
White appeared on KROQ yesterday (February 12) to discuss the state of modern rock music, and he declared: "Rock'n'roll needs an injection of new young blood."
He elaborated, saying that the genre goes through peaks and valleys, but he thinks the next explosion of rock music is currently "brewing."
"Since rock'n'roll's inception, every 10 or 12 years, there's a breath of fresh air and a new injection of punk attitude or wildness," he explained. "Things get crazy, and then they're crazy for a couple years, and then they kind of get subtle and you have to wait for the next wave to come through to get people really excited and screaming about it again."
Listen to the interview clip below.
White will do his own part to stir the rock'n'roll pot when he releases his next LP Boarding House Reach on March 23 via Third Man Records/Columbia.
If it gets you excited enough to catch him on tour, though, don't expect to leave the show with any photo souvenirs.