The pair almost came to blows...
Jack White

The Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney and Jack White have had one another in their sights for some time.

Jack White initially claimed that the Black Keys ripped off his sound, before posting a statement to the Third Man website which read: "I wish the Black Keys all the success they can get."

The guitarist seemingly entered a New York bar on Sunday night (September 13th) frequented by Patrick Carney. The two seemingly argued, before the confrontation spilled out onto Twitter.

Jack White's representative then handed Pitchfork a statement which read: "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."

In turn, Patrick Carney replied: "I got into music because of people like him. The bully assholes who made me feel like nothing. Music was a collaborative and non competitive thing. So, to get macho bullshit from within the musical community makes me angry and sad."

After a short break, the drummer returned to social media. The pair had seemingly spoken for an hour on the telephone, and in the process cleared the air - "Talked to jack for an hour he's cool. All good."

Closing the furore, Jack White tweeted via Third Man: "From one musician to another, you have my respect Patrick Carney."

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