"Jack White has spoken of his hatred for the internet, saying he thinks it's a "nuisance" and that it detracts from the "art of music".
Speaking as one of our 10 cover stars in a special edition of a revamped NME out this week (April 7), The White Stripes, Raconteurs and Dead Weather man said the web is music's main enemy right now.
"In my head I'm still living and working as if there is no internet, and treat it as a nuisance," White explained. "The internet is a beautiful tool for many, many things, but it is in direct opposition to the art of music being treated with respect."
White added that he does sometimes use the net himself, though he usually gets annoyed at how harsh other users are.
"Of course, after reading about three words of someone's comment at the bottom of an article I turn off," he said.
Elsewhere in the interview, White talks about President Obama, Oasis and also gives his opinion on what he thinks is the true underground music at the moment."