Often grouped together, The Black Keys and The White Stripes are - in reality - almost entirely distinct.
Jack White, though, seemingly isn't keen to be associated with his Nashville near-neighbours. Engaged in divorce proceedings against Karen Dalton, leaked emails indicated that he wasn't exactly keen on his children sharing the same school as Dan Auerbach's family.
In a rant, the guitarist wrote: "that’s a possible twelve fucking years i’mg going to be sitting in kids chairs next to that asshole with other people trying to lump us in together. he gets another freee reign to follow me around and copy me and push himself into my world."
Speaking to Rolling Stone, The Black Keys were probed on this. Preferring to stay out of the argument, Dan Auerbach said: "I don’t know him, so it’s extra-unexpected."
Patrick Carney, though, wasn't one to hold back. Stating that Jack White "sounds like an asshole" he then adds: "I actually feel embarrassed for him."
However the drummer did explain that people he really blames are (drum roll, please!) the media.
"I don’t hold grudges, man. I really don’t. We’ve all said fucked-up shit in private, and divorce is hard… I really think personal things are personal things. Like, TMZ? Honestly, they should be fucking ashamed of themselves, that they make a living dragging poor souls that have nothing, that aren’t famous, into this world…"
"You’re a fucking rock musician, you’re a fucking actor, you’re a fucking model or whatever. It’s your job, you know what I mean? No one’s doing anything illegal, it’s just that people are living lives that get complicated… Those emails that Jack White wrote that got leaked, as fucked up as that shit is, that was a private conversation, and it doesn’t register to me. You know how horrifying it would be if all of our private shit was aired? And people go sniffing around looking for this shit. And ultimately it’s no one’s business."
Read the full interview HERE.