Black Keys Drummer Takes a Shot at Jack White
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.20.2014
Over comments made toward Dan Auerbach...
Patrick Carney is on a roll lately. In the week following the release of the Black Keys' new album, the band's drummer has reignited his feud with Justin Bieber by calling him an "irresponsible moron" and trashed Michael Jackson's Xscape as "some fucking bullshit that sucks so bad that it took them three years after he died to make it listenable." Now he's taking aim at Jack White over comments revealed in the split White had with his ex-wife Karen Elson, where White expressed his disdain for the Keys' frontman Dan Auerbach.
If you don't recall, the situation went down like this: TMZ leaked emails sent from White to Elson in which he accused the band of copying his style and alludes to trying to have his kids removed from classes they shared with Auerbach's kids. White said in the emails, "That's a possible twelve fucking years I'm going to have to be sitting in kids chairs next to that asshole with other people trying to lump us in together. He gets yet another free reign to follow me around and copy me and push himself into my world."
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Carney said that White "obviously sounds like an asshole." He qualified that though when he continued, "I actually feel embarrassed for him… I don't hold grudges, man. I really don't. We've all said fucked up shit in private, and divorce is hard."
Auerbach also weighed in, saying, "I don't know him, so it's extra-unexpected. Like, TMZ? Honestly, they should be fucking ashamed of themselves, that they make a living dragging poor souls that have nothing, that aren't famous, into this world."
White has denied claims that Elson made against him in a restraining order, claiming that he "berated" her for attending the wedding of a rival musician and insisted that he have their daughter Scarlett and son Henry Lee removed from classes with the children of said rival musician.