Ding dong A Brief History Of… The White Stripes vs The Black Keys

Beef - and unexpected friendship - has been flying around these past 24 hours, but what’s led the two acts to clash in the past?

What’s gone wrong between two of the biggest blues-rock bands in the world? Today an almighty spat unfolded between Patrick Carney of The Black Keys and Jack White of The White Stripes. Carney first accused White of “trying to fight” him in a New York bar last night. White’s retort of “quit whining to the Internet and speak face to face like a human being” seems to have been taken on board by Carney, though, stating that he spoke to the White Stripes vocalist for an hour, leading to things now being “all good”.

In the space of twenty-four hours, Carney and White have seemingly gone from a potential brawl to the beginning of a blossoming friendship. Although it might not be that black and white (ahem).

Clashes between the bands run much deeper than today’s fiasco though, and we’ve gone through the previous spats between the two to try and work out just what they have against each other.

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