White accused the Black Keys of copying his style and tried to have his children removed from classes with the children of Keys' frontman Dan Auerbach
Last August, TMZ leaked e-mails sent from Jack White to his ex-wife Karen Elson that showcased his dislike for fellow retro rock revivalists the Black Keys. The Keys fired back at White in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.
Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney says White "obviously sounds like an asshole," though he admits, "I actually feel embarrassed for him… I don't hold grudges, man. I really don't. We've all said fucked up shit in private, and divorce is hard."
In the publicized e-mails, White accuses the Black Keys of copying his style and speaks about trying to have his children removed from classes with the children of Keys' guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach. White writes, "That's a possible twelve fucking years I'm going to have to be sitting in kids chairs next to that asshole with other people trying to lump us in together. He gets yet another free reign to follow me around and copy me and push himself into my world."