Jack White and Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney are in a feud because Jack White is mad that Patrick Carney plays blues also. Please keep reading for an update on their beef.
BEEF: Both white men; both play notably blues-inspired rock.
EVIDENCE OF BEEF: Last year, Jack White called Black Keys singer, Dan Auerbach, an “asshole,” in an email that was subsequently leaked, after finding out their children may attend the same school:
“That’s a possible 12 fucking years I’m going to have to be sitting in kids chairs next to that asshole. He gets yet another free reign to follow me around and copy me and push himself into my world.”
“There are kids at school who dress like everybody else, because they don’t know what to do, and there are musicians like that, too. I’ll hear TV commercials where the music’s ripping off sounds of mine, to the point I think it’s me. Half the time, it’s the Black Keys...”
DATE OF MOST RECENT MANIFESTATION OF BEEF: September 13, 2015.
LOCATION OF MOST RECENT MANIFESTATION OF BEEF: New York City, New York.
CAUSE OF BEEF MANIFESTATION: According to Carney, Jack White approached him in a bar and tried to “fight” him. According to White, who spoke to EW:
“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.”
It sounds like it was probably a reasonable question, yes? A simple query between boring dorks. Patrick Carney, why won’t you tell Jack White what time it is? Patrick Carney, why won’t you tell Jack White what beers are on tap—is it because you can’t?! Patrick Carney—why won’t you tell Jack White where you purchased your leather jacket? Surely you don’t think you and Jack White will show up to the same event wearing the same leather jacket and, if that is your worry, you can decide to check in with each other. Jack White can text you “leather jacket” if he is wearing the leather jacket, and you can always have first dibs. OK?
CAUSE OF BEEF SQUASH: They talked for an hour Jack’s cool. All good.
Talked to jack for an hour he's cool. All good.— Patrick Carney (@patrickcarney) September 14, 2015
All right, then.