Former White Stripes frontman Jack White is Record Store Day’s newest ambassador
The sixth annual Record Store Day is only two months away, and former White Stripes frontman Jack White will be a big part of this year’s festivities. White has been named the event’s ambassador for 2013, joining the likes of Iggy Pop, Ozzy Osbourne, Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes, and Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, who have all served as ambassador at one point.
White broke the news via a message on Record Store Day’s official website. “We need to re-educate ourselves about human interaction and the difference between downloading a track on a computer and talking to other people in person and getting turned onto music that you can hold in your hands and share with others,” the singer and guitarist said.
White also stated that he’s a big fan of visiting locally owned, brick-and-mortar record shops.
“As Record Store Day Ambassador of 2013 I’m proud to help in any way I can to invigorate whoever will listen with the idea that there is beauty and romance in the act of visiting a record shop and getting turned on to something new that could change the way they look at the world, other people, art, and ultimately, themselves,” he explained.
For more information on Record Store Day’s 2013 festivities, visit the event’s official website.
- Jack White to Receive Honors from Recording Academy Producers and Engineers
- Jack White Acoustic Album to Drop in September
- Jack White Has a Fan in Dolly Parton
- Pearl Jam Perform Surprise Gig with Jack White
- White Stripes’ ‘Peel Sessions’ to Drop on Record Store Day