UPDATE: Patrick Carney responded to Jack White’s statement about the alleged fight that took place between the two musicians in New York Sunday night. “I got into music because of people like him,” Carney told EW in a statement. “The bully assholes who made me feel like nothing. Music was a collaborative and non competitive thing. So, to get macho bullsh-t from within the musical community makes me angry and sad.” Carney then tweeted:
EARLIER: The Black Keys don’t have a friendly history with Jack White and further proof of that arrived on Monday morning, when Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney tweeted that he and White had a confrontation in New York City on Sunday night. According to Carney’s tweets, White tried to fight him in a bar. “I’ve never met Jack White. Until last night,” he tweeted Monday.
In a series of posts, Carney alleges White came to a bar Carney often frequents and “tried to fight me.” While the drummer didn’t get into specifics, he tweeted, “A 40-year-old bully tried to fight the 35-year-old nerd.” He called White, “[B]asically Billy Corgan’s dumb-ass Zero t-shirt in human form.”
When asked about the alleged altercation, White told EW in a statement, “Nobody tried to fight you, Patrick. 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.”
Carney and his Black Keys bandmate Dan Auerbach have been in on-again-off-again feuds with White since 2013, after a series of leaked emails between White and his ex-wife Karen Elson showed White sounding off about the Black Keys. He later slammed the band in a 2014 Rolling Stone cover story, accusing the Black Keys of ripping off his sound. White later apologized in a letter posted online.
Here are Carney’s tweets.
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