Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Pat Carney Has an Opinion About Everything

Pat Carney weighs in on the new Michael Jackson album:

Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney also criticised 'Xscape' recently, dubbing it "bullshit" and saying it only exists because producer LA Reid "needed a new boat".

Everyone can rest easy--there is a Pat Carney verdict on what is obviously a bullshit money grab project that not even Quincy Jones can stomach.

Carney reminds me of the asshole drummer from Hootie and the Blowfish who used to run his mouth constantly and have opinions about things no one cared about because he was high all the time:

Jim Sonefeld’s life plays a lot like an episode of VH1’s “Behind the Music.” The boy, who would become the drummer for a famous band, grew up in Chicago and was raised by Catholic parents. He went to college to play soccer at the University of South Carolina. There, he met three guys who were all interested in music and songwriting. What started out as a friendship between like-minded college buddies turned into one of the biggest bands in pop history. Hootie & The Blowfish was catapulted to superstardom, thanks to 1995's Cracked Rear View, which sold more than 25 million copies worldwide and became the fourth biggest-selling debut and the 20th biggest-selling record of all time.

For Sonefeld, the band’s longtime drummer, the road to fame and fortune was paved with drugs, alcohol, and a reliance on his celebrity status for fulfillment. It all came to a screeching halt when his lifestyle began to conflict with his personal life. With a wife and two kids in the mix, Sonefeld was faced with the reality that something had to give. With loving mediation from family and friends, he was prompted to seek professional help. “There were people around me who loved me and were genuinely concerned with my lifestyle, and they were right,” he says.

When all of this is over, perhaps Carney will come clean about his addiction to saying things that are pointedly controversial because no one wants to talk to Dan Auerbach.

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