The Black Keys are never shy about speaking their mind (just ask the Beliebers), and lately they’ve made it known that they’re not fans of Michael Jackson’s new record, XSCAPE. And that’s putting it mildly. “[It’s] some f-cking bullsh-t that sucks so bad that it took them three years after he died to make it listenable,” drummer Patrick Carney recently vented Rolling Stone. Their feelings had not cooled when they met up with VH1‘s own Jim Shearer before kicking off their world tour at Hangout Fest!
XSCAPE was released on the same day as The Keys’ latest disc True Blue, and both are currently duking it out for the top of the charts. Needless to say, they’re pretty pissed that their shot at Billboard supremacy is being thwarted by the late King of Pop. “It’s the classic story of Dan and I,” said Patrick. “The one time we have the potential to have a number one record, Michael Jackson releases something from the grave and c-ckblocks us.”
Just to hammer the point home, guitarist Dan Auerbach made an extra special stage announcement during the band’s set in front of 45,oo0 people. “We have a new record out this week. I hope everyone went out and bought it, so we can beat Michael Jackson in the charts.” We’ll have to wait until Billboard publishes it’s latest issue next Wednesday to find out!
Patrick also opened up about his much-publicized feud with Justin Bieber, which he says is not really a full fledged “beef” but “more of a sausage patty.” For more, check out the video above!
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