Jack White vs. the Black Keys: A Beef History

As feud between rival blues-rock camps makes headlines again, we look back at story so far

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January 19th, 2012: White Bars Dan Auerbach From Nashville Studio
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January 19th, 2012: White Bars Dan Auerbach From Nashville Studio

The roots of the conflict date back to 2010, when Jack White told Rolling Stone, "I'm a lot more to do with Jay-Z than the Black Keys." And when we interviewed the Keys for our 2012 cover story, we found out that White had recently barred Dan Auerbach from entering his Nashville studio — though Auerbach declined to discuss the incident on the record. "Anything you've ever heard anyone say about me is 100 percent accurate," White quipped when we reached out to him for a comment.