Black Keys’ Patrick Carney hits out at ‘bullshit’ posthumous Michael Jackson album ‘Xscape’

The album will be released the same day as the band's new album 'Turn Blue'

Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney has hit out at the new Michael Jackson album, dubbing it “bullshit”.

The album, titled ‘Xscape’ is released this week on the same day as The Black Keys put out their album ‘Turn Blue’. It features eight unrleased Michael Jackson tracks re-tooled by producers including LA Reid and Timbaland.

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“[It’s] some fucking bullshit that sucks so bad that it took them three years after he died to make it listenable,” he told Rolling Stone. “Like he had to be dead for three years for it to be released.” He added that the tracks were only being released because “LA Reid needed a new boat”.

The Black Keys appeared on Saturday Night Live over last weekend, performing ‘Fever’ and ‘Bullet In The Brain’ from their new album, ‘Turn Blue’, which is out this week (May 12). The album, their eighth, follows 2011’s Grammy-winning ‘El Camino’. Click below to watch their rendition of ‘Fever’ and below for ‘Bullet In The Brain’.