Jack White hits out at The Black Keys
In May this year, The Black Keys reignited a feud with Jack White in Rolling Stone magazine saying he sounded like an "asshole" in the leaked emails to his ex-wife. The emails referred to White accusing The Black Keys of copying his musical style. White also discussed removing his children from the same private Nashville school where The Black Keys' frontman's children went to.
Now, in the current issue of Rolling Stone, the former White Stripes frontman has continued the verbal fight, he said:
"There are kids at school who dress like everybody else, because they don't know what to do, and there are musicians like that, too. I'll hear TV commercials where the music's ripping off sounds of mine, to the point I think it's me.
"Half the time, it's the Black Keys. The other half, it's a sound-alike song because they couldn't license one of mine. There's a whole world that's totally fine with the watered-down version of the original."
"Some people will hear that and say 'Oh, Jack White thinks he's the first person to play the blues.' But certain acts open up a market for a certain style. Amy Winehouse: Did she invent white soul? Wearing a beehive? No. But she did something brand new and fresh, altogether as a package, and you see who's in her wake, from the Duffys to the Lana Del Reys.
"Adele selling 20 million records? That would not have happened if Amy Winehouse was alive. The White Stripes did the same thing, and in our absence, you're gonna find someone to fill that. And you get a band like the Black Keys, who said they never heard of the White Stripes? Sure."
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