By Brian Ives
He opened the note by noting “I should make a statement to clear up a lot of the negativity surrounding things I’ve said or written, despite the fact that I loathe to bring more attention to these things.” He lamented that things that he’d never discussed publicly became public “through the actions of lawyers trying to villainize me in a private legal scenario,” a reference to statements he’d made about the Black Keys in emails to his ex-wife, Karen Elson.
He starts to address the Black Keys in what seems to be a sincere way, saying: “I wish the band the Black Keys all the success that they can get. I hope the best for their record label Nonesuch who has such a proud history in music, and in their efforts to bring the Black Keys songs to the world. I hope for massive success also for their producer and songwriter Danger Mouse and for the other musicians that their band employs.” (White has also worked with Danger Mouse, on the producer’s 2011 Rome project.)