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Somewhere along the way, the Black Keys sneakily became one of the weirdest bands of the 21st century. Not stylistically, of course — and that’s where a whole lot of the weirdness is rooted. There are still famous rock bands in 2015, but the topic of their decreased relevance is by now its own cliché. More »

Just setting a festival in Barcelona means you don’t really have to try as hard. Who doesn’t feel like going to Spain for a festival overlooking the water? Bonnaroo is probably my favorite festival, and while Nashville is cool and the Farm is a special setting, it’s not exactly the allure of Tennessee that has… More »

From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead’s fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow rock stars. We polled dozens of notable musicians about their favorite Radiohead songs, and this is how they responded. More »

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Watch The Black Keys Play “Little Black Submarines” On Austin City Limits (Stereogum Premiere)

When The Black Keys filmed their Austin City Limits episode last November, they mostly stuck to songs from their 2014 record Turn Blue. But to…
Caitlin White | January 29, 2015 - 11:08 am

The Black Keys Cancel European Tour Because Of Patrick Carney’s Shoulder Injury

At the beginning of this month, Black Keys drummer dislocated his shoulder after getting knocked over by a giant wave while on vacation at St.
James Rettig | January 23, 2015 - 8:54 am

Black Keys’ Patrick Carney Dislocates Shoulder After Getting Hit By A Giant Wave

TMZ reports that Patrick Carney dislocated his shoulder yesterday during a trip to St. Barts after "a humungous wave slammed him to the ocean floor."…
James Rettig | January 4, 2015 - 3:01 pm

Bestselling Vinyl Of 2014 Includes Jack White, Beck, Lana Del Rey

The comeback is real: vinyl now makes up about 3.5% of album sales -- still not a huge number in the scheme of things, but…
James Rettig | December 12, 2014 - 12:08 pm

Watch Nardwuar Interview The Black Keys

Nardwuar's latest interview is with the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney. His typical gifts this time around include a Devo bobblehead from 1980,…
James Rettig | November 3, 2014 - 1:01 pm

The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney Says U2 “Devalued Their Music Completely”

Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney has earned something of a reputation for talking shit on his bands' various peers, from Jack White to Justin Bieber.
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2014 - 4:01 pm

Bob Dylan To Be Honored By Beck, Jack White, The Black Keys, Eddie Vedder At 2015 MusiCares Gala

Bob Dylan has been named as the 2015 MusiCares Person Of The Year by The National Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences, the same organization…
James Rettig | September 23, 2014 - 6:39 pm

Watch The Black Keys Cover Edwyn Collins For Fallon

The Black Keys took a break from their current U.S. tour to bring their brand of crunchy rock to Fallon last night. They performed "Gotta…
James Rettig | September 23, 2014 - 10:43 am

Watch The Black Keys Cover Edwyn Collins’ “A Girl Like You”

Since embarking on their latest U.S. tour at the beginning of this month, the Black Keys have been covering Edwyn Collins' early '90s hit "A…
James Rettig | September 22, 2014 - 10:44 am

Hear Patrick Carney’s Theme To New Animated Netflix Series BoJack Horseman

BoJack Horseman is a new animated sitcom on Netflix about a washed-up sitcom star who happens to be an anthropomorphic horse-person. The first season is…
Tom Breihan | August 29, 2014 - 9:14 am

The Black Keys – “Weight Of Love” Video (NSFW)

The Black Keys' video for their seven-minute Turn Blue power ballad "Weight Of Love" begins the same way their "Fever" video ended: With a grainy…
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2014 - 12:31 pm

Watch Glastonbury 2014 Performances From Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Jack White, Disclosure, Haim, & More

Glastonbury, the world's biggest and wettest music festival, is going down this weekend and despite what M.I.A. claims the BBC has been broadcasting bits of…
Scott Lapatine | June 28, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Jack White Calls Black Keys “Watered-Down” White Stripes, Later Apologizes

Earlier this month, the Black Keys discussed their Jack White feud and were pretty sympathetic to the guy -- but now White has talked more…
Miles Bowe | May 30, 2014 - 6:15 pm

The Week In Pop: Ain’t Paramore Fun?

The question is not so much "How did Paramore end up on American Idol?" as "Why did it take them so long to get there?"…
Chris DeVille | May 22, 2014 - 4:08 pm

The Black Keys Discuss Ugly Jack White Feud

Jack White might live in the same city as the Black Keys, but that doesn't mean he has to like them. White has reportedly refused…
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2014 - 2:26 pm

Watch The Black Keys’ Full Hangout ’14 Set

The Black Keys played their first show since the release of their new album Turn Blue at Alabama's Hangout Festival. The set was comprised of…
James Rettig | May 18, 2014 - 4:31 pm

Steve Reich & Philip Glass Bury The Hatchet For Nonesuch’s 50th

Tastefully curated Warner Bros. subsidiary Nonesuch turns 50 this year and is still going strong (next week they may very well have the #1 album…
Scott Lapatine | May 15, 2014 - 10:21 am

Black Keys Take Turn Blue To Colbert, Patrick Carney Says Michael Jackson’s Xscape Is Fucking Bullshit

Patrick Carney, famously bespectacled drummer for the Black Keys, has made a habit lately of attacking easy pop targets. First, it was Justin Bieber. Now,…
Tom Breihan | May 14, 2014 - 9:40 am

Watch The Black Keys’ Live On Letterman Webcast

David Letterman doesn't usually make a big deal about his musical guests, even the really famous ones. But last night, he gave actual literal marquee…
Tom Breihan | May 13, 2014 - 11:46 am

Watch The Black Keys Play SNL With Charlize Theron

The Black Keys' Turn Blue is out on Tuesday and last night the band returned to Saturday Night Live to play a couple of songs…
Scott Lapatine | May 11, 2014 - 9:01 am
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