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The Black Keys Dan Auerbach: Drummer Patrick Carney's Comments "Pretty Stupid Sometimes"

Image courtesy of Nonesuch Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Nonesuch Records (via ABC News Radio)

Black Keys  drummer  Patrick Carney  is known almost as much for making provocative, obscenity-laced statements aimed at other musicians as he is for his drumming.  He's taken aim at a range of targets from  Jack White  and  Justin Bieber  --  Carney referred to them an "ass****s" in  two  separate  Rolling Stone  interviews -- to the team behind the release of  Michael Jackson 's posthumous  Xscape .  Carney  also has said  the folks at gossip website TMZ should be "f***ing ashamed of themselves."

Now come a few not-so-nice words from the other Black Key,  Dan Auerbach , directed at Carney. Auerbach tells the  Toronto Sun , that he thinks his friend's comments are "pretty stupid sometimes. He generally regrets them after he says them."

Auerbach goes on to say that Carney's running his mouth is a recurring problem. "He's always been like that," Auerbach says. "He's done it a bunch [of times] where he's said something bad about somebody and then completely regrets it, then runs into that person."

Auerbach says he has tried to steer Carney away from trash-talking others but, "It doesn't work... he doesn't seem to filter [anything]."

Auerbach and Carney will have lots of time to discuss the issue on the road.  The Black Keys recently announced a full-scale U.S. tour set to kick off on September 5 in Columbus, Ohio and run through December 21 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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