UPDATED: Black Keys’ Patrick Carney Accuses Jack White of Trying to ‘Bully’ Him Into a Bar Fight
UPDATE II: Patrick Carney says all's okay now:
UPDATE: Jack White has responded to Patrick Carney's allegation, issuing a statement to Entertainment Weekly. "Nobody tried to fight you, Patrick," White says. "Nobody touched you or ‘bullied’ you. You were asked a question you couldn’t answer so you walked away. So quit whining to the internet and speak face to face like a human being. End of story."
White and the Black Keys clashed — sort of — in 2014, when TMZ released private e-mails he'd sent to his ex-wife, Karen Elson, that were brought to court as part of the pair's divorce proceedings. In one exchange, White complained that Elson had enrolled their children in the same school attended by the children of Keys singer Dan Auerbach, saying, "That’s a possible 12 f—ing years I’m going to have to be sitting in kids chairs next to that a–hole … He gets yet another free rein to follow me around and copy me."
At the time, Carney said he felt "embarrassed" for White and criticized TMZ for making the e-mails public — and White, for his part, later apologized and said he wished the Black Keys "all the success that they can get." But according to a series of tweets Carney posted the morning of Sept. 14, it would seem White still bears the band plenty of ill will — or at least its drummer, anyway. Read the complete string of messages below, and remember to always keep an eye out for angry rockers at your local watering hole.
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