Black Keys drummer says ‘bully asshole’ Jack White tried to fight him last night


UPDATE 10:44 a.m.: Jack White has responded, via a statement to Pitchfork:

White responded to Carney’s claims. “Nobody tried to fight you, Patrick,” he 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.”

UPDATE 11:16 a.m.: Oh shit it’s “all good,” Carney tweets. And White says he has respect for the Black Key. Carry on, Monday. Carry on.



Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney claims he had an encounter with Jack White last night, and the former White Stripe tried to fight him.


Carney went on a Twitter rant this morning, calling White “basically billy corgan’s dumb ass zero t-shirt in human form” and a “bully asshole.” Carney says White tried to start a fight with him at a bar in New York City. “I don’t fight and don’t get fighting but he was mad!!!”, Carney writes.

Uh oh. Carney also brought Billy Corgan into this mess, calling White “basically billy corgan’s dumb ass zero t-shirt in human form.”

The beef between White and the Black Keys goes back quite a bit, and White apologized to the band in May of last year. The NME reports that it has reached out to a White spokesperson about this latest situation, but there has been no rebuttal at press time. Read Carney’s recap of the situation below, and when White — and/or Corgan — responds to all this nonsense, we’ll update this post.

Happy Monday.