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The Black Keys slam new Michael Jackson album and call Justin Bieber a bad word all in one week

2014-05-15 19:00

Los Angeles - The Black Keys have slammed Michael Jackson's posthumous album Xscape, calling it "bullshit".

The Fever hitmakers, who released their new album Turn Blue on Monday, the same day Michael's record came out, aren't impressed by the decision to release the album after his death in 2009.

In the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine, drummer Patrick Carney said: "[It's] some fucking bullshit that sucks so bad that it took them three years after he died to make it listenable.

"Like he had to be dead for three years for it to be released."

Patrick hit out at executive producer LA Reid, claiming he only decided to release the album, which was also worked on by Timbaland and Justin Timberlake, because he "needed a new boat".

Meanwhile, Patrick also voiced his opinion on pop star Justin Bieber earlier this week, describing him as an "irresponsible asshole" after a throw away comment to TMZ resulted in Justin telling his fans on Twitter the musician should be "slapped around".

He said: "Justin Bieber, like a fucking irresponsible asshole, sicced 40 million Twitter followers on me because I paid him a compliment he didn't understand.

"He shouldn't be fucking telling his followers to slap me, and then also be doing anti-bullying bullshit. It's so irresponsible.

"Honestly, I feel bad for him. Every single person who works with him should fucking be embarrassed that they don't. . . No one is doing him any favours, you know?

"And honestly, I don't dislike his music. I don't listen to his music, but he needs to not conduct himself that way. Like, really, you make millions of dollars playing music, you should feel fucking lucky." publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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