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image from www.google.com(UPDATED) During an interview on radio station WGRD in GrandRapids, Michigan, outspoken Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney took aim at streaming music and Napster co-founder Sean Parker. Parker also sits on Spotify's boad of directors. "...He’s [Parker] an asshole." said Carney. "That guy has $2 billion that he made from figuring out ways to steal royalties from artists, and that’s the bottom line."

"You can’t really trust anybody like that," continued Carney. "The idea of a streaming service, like Netflix for music, I’m totally not against it. It’s just we won’t put all of our music on it until there are enough subscribers for it to make sense."

“Trust me, Dan and I like to make money. If it was fair to the artist we would be involved in it," concluded Carney. "I honestly don’t want to see Sean Parker succeed in anything. I imagine if Spotify becomes something that people are willing to pay for, then I’m sure iTunes will just create their own service, and they’re actually fair to artists.”

Listen to the full interview here.

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