Jack White Shares Prince’s Advice About His Guitar Playing


Former White Stripes frontman Jack White recently joined an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe and revealed the advice Prince once gave him about his guitar playing.

Jack White released his fourth solo studio album, ‘Fear of the Dawn,’ on April 8, 2022. It had been four years since the release of his third album, ‘Boarding House Reach,’ and his fans were excitedly waiting for the new music from the singer. They are lucky that White will release another album, titled ‘Entering Heaven Alive,’ within the same year. The follow-up album is scheduled to arrive on July 22.

Music fans will also have a chance to see two different facets of White’s artistic side with these two albums. The first album that arrived is based on his traditional rock sound, while the upcoming one will include folk sounds. The singer has been currently continuing his North American and European tour supporting his new album. His tour began in Detroit on April 8 and will end on August 29 in Kansas City.

Jack White is famous for his amazing guitar skills, but apparently, it didn’t stop Prince from giving him advice. White said during a recent interview that he crossed paths with Prince once at a show featuring Zoë Kravitz and his ex-wife Karen Elson’s musical project, the Citizens Band.

The two started to talk about music and guitar, and then the late icon gave him a piece of guitar advice by saying that no one would tell him how to play the guitar, so he needed to find his own way. Later on, Prince also praised the song, ‘Another Way to Die,’ which White produced for the 2008 James Bond film ‘Quantum of Solace.’ Prince said that he found the track very powerful and of good quality.

Jack White speaking on Prince’s advice regarding his guitar playing:

“The phrase he had said to me was like, ‘No one is going to tell you how to play your guitar, Jack.’ And he talked about the James Bond song I had just done. And he said, ‘I really like it.’ And I said, ‘Oh, that’s great. Because some people, it’s like making a song for Star Wars fans or something. You’re throwing yourself into the sea of… It’s a very divisive track.’ And he goes, ‘Oh, I thought it was really strong.'”

You can watch the full interview below.