Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney is well known for bluntly stating his opinions on other artists, and just in the past couple of weeks alone he’s slammed Justin Bieber, the producers behind the late Michael Jackson‘s new posthumous album, and fellow Nashville resident Jack White. But what does Black Keys singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach, who’s much more soft-spoken, think about all this?
According to Jam! Music, Auerbach said when asked about Carney’s remarks, “I think they’re pretty stupid sometimes. He generally regrets them after he says them . . . he’s always been like that. He’s done it a bunch (of times) where he’s said something bad about somebody and then completely regrets it, then runs into that person.” Pressed on whether he’s ever tried to get Carney to stop the trash talk, Auerbach replied, “It doesn’t work . . . he doesn’t seem to filter (anything).”
- Carney said earlier this week that White “sounded like an a*****e” after it came out that the ex-White Stripes frontman said in an email to his ex-wife that he did not want his kids in the same class as Auerbach’s daughter and claimed that Auerbach ripped him off.
- Carney did add, however, that it wasn’t fair to White that his private emails were made public. Carney explained, “I actually feel embarrassed for him. I don’t hold grudges, man. I really don’t. We’ve all said f***ed-up s*** in private, and divorce is hard.”
- The Black Keys collected the first Number One album of their 13-year career this week as the duo’s eighth studio effort, Turn Blue, debuted at the top of the Billboard album chart on Wednesday (May 21st).
- The disc, which arrived on May 13th, sold 164,000 copies in its first week of release, a single-week sales peak for the group and 10,000 copies ahead of industry predictions.