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Jack White

Slams Black Keys Singer

He's an A**hole Rip-Off

8/2/2013 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jack White
DETESTS The Black Keys -- in particular BK singer Dan Auerbach -- and the confession was made in the middle of Jack's very nasty divorce.

Jack's wife Karen Elson submitted a bunch of emails to a judge, claiming he was a threat to her safety.  Frankly, we've read the emails and they're not that threatening, but what really stands out is Jack's venom over Dan and the band.

Jack is clearly pissed his kids are being enrolled in the same school as Dan's kid, writing, "My concern with Auerbach is because I don't want the kids involved in any of that crap ... That's a possible twelve f***ing years I'm going to have to be sitting in kids chairs next to that a**hole with other people trying to lump us in together."

He adds, "[Auerbach] gets yet another free reign to follow me around and copy me and push himself into my world."

Check out the emails, and then tell us who Jack hates more -- Karen or Dan.



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What an many people did he rip off?..there's not much new under the sun...recycle is the operative word...

447 days ago


you a-holes here at TMZ should recognize when the private affairs of certain celebrities/musicians/entertainers should REMAIN PRIVATE!! jack white isn't putting his life on TV with some stupidly idiotic reality show!! he's not broadcasting this to his fans via facebook or twitter...LEAVE THESE PEOPLE ALONE, TMZ YOU FILTHY, NOSY PIG RAPISTS!! let their private lives remain private! man you guys are a collection of human filth!!

447 days ago


I wish dumbasses would focus on their children for once instead of making every thing about them! A divorce is terrible enough to see your parents go through. Why make it worse than it needs to be.

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447 days ago


Tisk, tisk. Artists can be soooo bitchy.

447 days ago


I've been listening to Jack White and The Black Keys and guess what? Jack White lost. From the Raconteurs to his White Stripes down to his solo album.

The only mistake The Black Keys done was do that gig with the rappers a few years ago. That's just so straight up sellout crap. At the same time, it was relevant to do that 7-8 years ago. Not anymore.

But that's about it.And I think they've learned their lesson. If not--Jack White will have the upper edge in the future. That's about his only chance.

Other than that Jack White's lust for power will never beat Dan Auerbach's ,Jewish, powerful melodies. I mean this stuff is just full of light and humanity and it's all wrapped up in the ashes of every human's misery out there.That's why it moves people. AND THAT'S PRICELESS. THAT'S HIGH VALUE. It's genuine.

Apart from his Marvin Gayeness-- if he can fix it and direct his boat to a few degrees of more light and more ''present'' Dan Auerbach's next album will have huge success.

If he stays safe-- there will be more reasons for Jack White to hate. Lol. But I testify that Jack White is envious.

Dan has something that is priceless. He puts humanity in music. And we all effin need that in the times we live in.

447 days ago


Well, Jack, I'd rather be an "A**hole Rip-Off" than a "F**king Ponce"...

447 days ago


Glad he is a rock star since it seems he barely graduated from High School!

447 days ago


They both suck

447 days ago


Yep, completely the same... except... Auerbach actually has some talent and White will always be a hack and a joke in the guitarist community. Saying Jack White is a talented musician is like saying Dane Cook is a hilarious comedian.

447 days ago


Complete BS. I don't see a single threat in those emails. How sad that Jack didn't get to spend his birthday with his kids.

447 days ago

Morticia Cowghoul    

i totally dig Jack White, his side projects and solo stuff. i don't know much about this black keys band but if they're ripping off Jack....they must be pretty good.

447 days ago


What a world we live in where we can read this stuff. None of it seems to warrant a restraining order. I feel bad for Jack White; he seems to be getting railroaded.

447 days ago


Love is stupid.

447 days ago


Huh? There weren't any threats in those e-mails.

447 days ago
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