Jack White has beef. At least according to Patrick Carney, drummer for The Black Keys.
In a string of since deleted tweets Carney claimed that White approached him in a bar in New York City and tried to start some sh*t.
He came to a bar in Nyc 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!!!
Three exclamation points means serious business.
There has long been rumors and disparaging things White has said about The Black Keys, suggesting that they stole the sound he pioneered with his band The White Stripes. Both bands are two pieces, both have some rockin', bluesy tunes. There's some similarities, but there's similarities with many, many bands.
It'd be slightly similar to boy bands brawling.
Things took an even spicier turn when White released a statement to Entertainment Weekly refuting the claim.
"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."
Carney responded with a message to Entertainment Weekly of his own:
"The bully a**holes who made me feel like nothing. Music was a collaborative and non competitive thing. So, to get macho bullsh*t from within the musical community makes me angry and sad."
Then, Carney tweeted this out a little later:
Talked to jack for an hour he's cool. All good.— Patrick Carney (@patrickcarney) September 14, 2015
So, sleep easy, children. Those blues-ish musicians will never fight again.
To add a little more context to this terrible music spat, here's an adjustment the AV Club made to the above picture.
The cosmic ballet goes on.
Mackelmore hasn't released a song in three years, instead choosing to take time off to probably go thrift shopping.
While he recently opened up about his experience relapsing on drugs, he saved his biggest news for Aug. 5, when he released his new single featuring none other than Ed Sheeran.
(Ed Sheeran just seems to be everywhere these days.)
Mackelmore explained the meaning behind the song and what brought him back to the studio in greater depth on his Instagram.
When you try to escape yourself, life has an interesting way of creating situations that force you to come back. To look at who you are. This is why "Growing up" felt like the right song to re-emerge with. It's where I've been the last year, through all the ups and downs. We didn't want to do a big campaign or anything over the top with this. We just wanted to put out good music, directly to the people that have been here since the beginning. Thank you for your patience. Hope you enjoy.
And if you're wondering…
Our daughter, Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty was born 2 months ago on May 29th. There is nothing like the joy and happiness that comes from bringing a baby into this universe. She has filled my heart in ways that I never knew were possible. She is the love of my life. This song is for her.
You can listen to the full single, entitled Growing Up (Sloane's Song), right here: