Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney feuding with Jack White over bar incident

jackwhiteBlack Keys drummer Patrick Carney and former White Stripes frontman Jack White are currently engaged in a back-and-forth over an incident that occurred Sunday night at a New York bar.

Carney, through a series of tweets, said Monday morning that White approached him at the bar and tried to fight him.

“He came to a bar in Nyc I go to a lot with a few friends and tried to fight me,” Carney tweeted (click here to see the series of Tweets via Pitchfork). “I don’t fight and don’t get fighting but he was mad!!! He is why I play music. The bully assholes who made me feel like nothing. Music was a private non competitive thing. Not sure what he’s unhappy with cuz I just liked Zeppelin a lot and wanted to play guitar. Cut my pinky off and ended up being a drummer Not the best drummer but a passionate one. But any way jack white. A 40 year old bully tried to fight the 35 year old nerd. It might get loud but it might also get really really sad and pathetic. Jack white is basically billy corgan’s dumb ass zero t-shirt in human form.”

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White issued a statement to Pitchfork denying there was any fight between the two.

“Nobody tried to fight you, Patrick,” White said. “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.”

The two sides have had a history of beef, some of which coming from an e-mail that was leaked two years ago in which White criticized The Black Keys. White apologized for the e-mail, but it seems perhaps like the two sides haven’t completely buried the hatchet.

Update: Carney put a quick end to the spat on Twitter earlier today —

Photo credit: By White House staff [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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