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Rolling Stone might be worrying right about now.
For the last few months, the music magazine has served as the mouthpiece of choice for Jack White and the Black Keys, who've been embroiled in a rock SSRqn' roll feud of sorts that started after White accused the Keys, in a series of leaked emails, of boosting his garage-rock style.
Both acts have commented on the matter in interviews with Rolling Stone. White described the Keys' music as a "watered-down version of the original" in the magazine's current cover story.
"I'll hear TV commercials where the music's ripping off sounds of mine, to the point I think it's me. Half the time, it's the Black Keys," White told writer Jonah Weiner.
Now, though, White has taken to his own website to address the feud -- and perhaps bring it to an end -- in a statement posted Saturday.
Titled, An Apology and Explanation From Jack White, the note begins with White saying he's making a statement only in the hope that he might avoid being "hounded by nonsense" as he promotes his upcoming record.
Then he insists he was "in a way forced into talking about very private opinions of mine that are very much in the realm of 'behind the curtain' showbusiness conversations."
Finally, he offers up a straightforward version of his feelings: "I wish the band the Black Keys all the success that they can get.
"Lord knows that I can tell you myself how hard it is to get people to pay attention to a two-piece band with a plastic guitar, so any attention that the Black Keys can get in this world I wish it for them, and I hope their record stays in the top ten for many months and they have many more successful albums in their career," he wrote.