9:30 Coffee Break: Famous Beefs between Musicians

Mr Beef in Chicago
Mr. Beef in Chicago's River North neighborhood. (Wally Gobetz - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Earlier this week, tempers flared between Jack White and the Black Keys' Patrick Carney over an alleged altercation between the two musicians in a New York City bar.

It was the latest chapter in a feud between White and the Black Keys that dates back to 2013, when White argued with Carney's Black Keys partner Dan Auerbach.

Thankfully, Carney and White spoke on the phone yesterday and appear to have reconciled.

But the Black Keys and Jack White are not the first musicians to have a beef with one another. There have been plenty of beefs — or rivalries — between musicians through the years. What are the musical rivalries that have stood out for you? Let's assemble a playlist that puts them head to head.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by musicians who have had beefs with one another? Keep it fair: Make sure to suggest a tune for each feuding party.

Songs Played


The Black Keys "Your Touch"
The White Stripes "Seven Nation Army"

The Flaming Lips "Buggin'"
Arcade Fire "Keep The Car Running"

Neil Young "Southern Man"
Lynyrd Skynyrd "Sweet Home Alabama"

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