He may use a Motorola Razr, however, at least Glenn Danzig can nonetheless be reached by smartphone. The same cannot be mentioned about fellow rock legend Jack White, whose gone fully phoneless.
In a brand new interview with the UK’s Channel 4, the Third Man rocker revealed that he’s “never owned” a cellphone. “For somebody like me, who is one of the few who doesn’t own a smartphone, it’s pretty funny to walk down the road and see everyone doing this,” he commented.
“I’ve never owned one, so when I’m out there I’m an anomaly, and I’m looking at everyone. To me, all people seem to be silly,” White continued. “And then you’re like, ‘No matter. It’s their lives.’ Who knows? Possibly that is the way everything goes to be from now on. I don’t know, and nobody does. Perhaps it’ll flip to implants. Probably it’ll turn into a microchip behind our eyeball or no matter.”
For his half, White has taken a proactive approach in prohibiting the usage of smartphones at his live performances. Jack White is one of the first musicians to embrace Yonder’s phone-storing pouches, requiring attendees of his live shows to give up their smartphones before getting into the venue.
“I thought it was a big art project at first, just to see if folks would think if it was funny, or cool, or just a new experience, like an escape room.” He continued, “To my surprise, and to everybody else’s surprise, everybody loved it. We’ve been doing it now for over a year, so it’s been surprising how a lot of individuals love it.”