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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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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
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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
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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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Patrick Carney Is Still Pissed At “Fucking Irresponsible Asshole” Justin Bieber

In case you don't have an encyclopedic knowledge of Very Important Music Beefs, let's first set the stage. Last year, after the Black Keys won…
James Rettig | May 9, 2014 - 3:53 pm
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Watch The Black Keys Goof Around With Charlize Theron In Some SNL Promos

It's a big day for goofy promo videos featuring the Black Keys! First it was the Turn Blue tour announcement; now it's the promos for…
Chris DeVille | May 8, 2014 - 5:08 pm
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Watch The Black Keys Announce Turn Blue Tour (With St. Vincent) In Jokey Press Conference

The Black Keys are releasing Turn Blue next week -- it's streaming now! -- and as monstrously successful rock bands are wont to do, they've…
Chris DeVille | May 8, 2014 - 10:20 am
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Stream The Black Keys Turn Blue

Two and a half years after El Camino, the Black Keys are now one of the biggest rock bands in the world, and their new…
Tom Breihan | May 5, 2014 - 4:17 pm
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Watch The Black Keys Debut “Bullet In The Brain” At BBC’s Maida Vale Studios

The Black Keys recently performed a live session at BBC Studios for Zane Lowe, where they debuted a new song off their upcoming album, Turn
Miles Bowe | May 1, 2014 - 12:23 pm
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The Black Keys – “Fever” Video

Unstoppable arena-rock monsters the Black Keys are about to unleash their latest Danger Mouse-produced album Turn Blue upon us, and they shared the tense and…
Tom Breihan | May 1, 2014 - 11:10 am
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Watch The Black Keys Play “Fever” On Jools Holland, Che Tempo Che Fa

The most recent episode of the BBC live-performance show Later With Jools Holland was a deeply star-studded one. The big news from the episode was…
Tom Breihan | April 30, 2014 - 10:11 am

St. Vincent Playing SNL Season Finale With Host Andy Samberg

Spring has finally sprung, which means what remains of the traditional network TV season is winding down, and with it the 39th season of Saturday
Chris DeVille | April 23, 2014 - 1:48 pm
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The Black Keys – “Turn Blue”

Next month, triumphant arena-blooz stars the Black Keys return with their new album Turn Blue, which band members Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney co-produced with…
Tom Breihan | April 14, 2014 - 11:44 am
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The Black Keys – “Fever”

Two and a half years is a pretty standard interim between albums for major rock acts, but preeminent blooz rockers the Black Keys have never…
Chris DeVille | March 24, 2014 - 1:31 pm
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The Black Keys Announce Turn Blue; “Fever” Out Monday

The Black Keys just announced the details of their new album the only way you really can do such a thing in this age of…
Michael Nelson | March 21, 2014 - 6:02 pm
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An Annotated Media Guide To Danger Mouse

On February 24, 2004, music fans worldwide participated in a coordinated act of civil disobedience. Dubbed Grey Tuesday, the digital demonstration was this simple: Hundreds…
Chris DeVille | February 26, 2014 - 2:08 pm
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Looks Like Dan Auerbach Is Producing Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence

When Lana Del Rey premiered her short film Tropico, she also announced that her next album would be called Ultraviolence. There have been rumors this…
Chris DeVille | February 20, 2014 - 3:26 pm
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The Rentals Announce First Album In 15 Years

We last heard from ex-Weezer bassist Matt Sharp's Rentals in 2009, when the multimedia project Songs About Time generated a series of four new EPs…
Chris DeVille | December 5, 2013 - 2:01 pm
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Watch The Black Keys Compete To Give Stephen Colbert A Prostate Exam

Last week Today hosts Matt Lauer and Al Roker got prostate exams on live TV to raise awareness for men's health. In the name of…
Chris DeVille | November 15, 2013 - 11:01 am

Jack White Thinks Dan Auerbach Is Ripping Him Off And Won’t Let Their Kids Play Together

Earlier today, we reported the disturbing news that Karen Elson, Jack White's ex-wife, had filed a restraining order against him, alleging, among other things, that…
Tom Breihan | August 2, 2013 - 2:01 pm
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Photos: The Black Keys, The Flaming Lips @ Aaron’s Ampitheatre At Lakewood, Atlanta 5/2/13

The Black Keys and the Flaming Lips, who released a 7" split for Record Store Day 2009, are currently on a little mini tour together.
Stereogum | May 3, 2013 - 11:57 am
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