Black Keys' Patrick Carney: Jack White 'Tried to Fight Me' in a New York Bar

Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney had a few things to say this morning on Twitter about Jack White, who, Carney alleges, attempted to fight him in a New York City bar on Sunday night:

Entertainment Weekly grabbed the story this morning and explains:

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.”

The Black Keys/White feud, of course, is nothing new; the music-makers have been in-directly hurling insults at each other for several years. And then there's this:


Head over to EW for the full catalog of Carney's colorful tweets and other commentary.

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Alaina Nutile is the Web Editor who oversees all digital content and social media initiatives for Cleveland Scene Magazine and Detroit Metro Times. Before joining the staff in June 2013, she interned at Business Insider in New York City, and at La Hora in Quito, Ecuador. Alaina is a graduate of Kalamazoo College...
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