After accusing Jack White of trying to fight him in a bar on Sunday night (13 September), The Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney has deleted the tweets and says he has spoken to White for an hour.
Yesterday, Carney took to Twitter to accuse White of trying to fight him in a bar in New York City.
"I've never met Jack White," he wrote, "until last night. He came to a bar in Nyc [sic] I go to a lot with a few friends and tried to fight me. I don't fight and don't get fighting but he was mad!!!"
He continued, "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."
Jack white is basically billy corgan's dumb ass zero t-shirt in human form.— Patrick Carney (@patrickcarney) September 14, 2015
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.— Patrick Carney (@patrickcarney) September 14, 2015
Jack White subsequently responded to the claims in a statement to Pitchfork, saying, "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."
Since then, Carney has deleted his accusations. He also tweeted, "Talked to jack for an hour he's cool. All good" - but has now deleted that as well.
Talked to jack for an hour he's cool. All good.— Patrick Carney (@patrickcarney) September 14, 2015
White and The Black Keys have a colourful and far from amicable past, which reignited last year when emails sent from White to his estranged wife Meg White, which showed him strongly criticising Dan Auerbach, were leaked
Later, White told Rolling Stone magazine, "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."
He also insisted: "Adele selling 20 million records? That would not have happened if Amy Winehouse was alive. The White Stripes did the same thing, and in our absence, you're gonna find someone to fill that. And you get a band like The Black Keys, who said they never heard of The White Stripes? Sure."