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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 ha… 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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Reading & Leeds Lineup 2012

The initial lineups for the venerable UK fests Reading and Leeds were announced today, and the annual proceeds this year feature the likes of the…
Corban Goble | March 12, 2012 - 3:52 pm
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The Black Keys – “Gold On The Ceiling” Video

El Camino's "Gold On The Ceiling" is the next thrust in the Black Keys' sorta-surprising-but-then-again-not-really ascension to becoming one of America's largest rock bands. They…
Amrit Singh | February 7, 2012 - 9:48 am

Nickelback Respond To Black Keys Diss

You might remember that Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney said some stuff about Nickelback. So Nickelback furiously fires back with … nah, they just kind…
Corban Goble | January 6, 2012 - 9:31 am
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Stereogum Buzz Chart: Week Of 1/1/12

New year, new feature! Welcome to Rank & File, where we track the week's biggest people and stories in easily digestible chart-form. We did thi…
Stereogum | January 5, 2012 - 2:44 pm
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Black Keys Pick A Fight With Nickelback

As you can see up top, Black Keys will cover the January 19th issue of Rolling Stone on the strength of their new LP, El
Corban Goble | January 4, 2012 - 10:44 am
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The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Music Videos Of 2011

The Gummy Awards rollout continues today with Your Top 10 Music Videos Of 2011, and while there's not a lot of surprises here, it's a…
Stereogum | December 13, 2011 - 9:24 am
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Watch The Black Keys Do “Gold On The Ceiling” On Letterman

The PR blitz continues! One day after playing the song on The Colbert Report, and a few more after doing it on SNL, the Black…
Tom Breihan | December 8, 2011 - 9:14 am
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Watch The Black Keys On Colbert

The Black Keys should already feel comfortable on the Colbert Report stage; they were there earlier this year to clown themselves for having so many…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2011 - 9:26 am
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Album Of The Week: The Black Keys El Camino

Album releases slow way down this time of year, and this week's Album Of The Week was mostly a two-horse race between the Black Keys'…
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2011 - 4:15 pm
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The Black Keys Return To SNL

Some amateur SNL aficionado will have to confirm or deny this, but I'm not sure the show has ever brought in the same musical guest…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2011 - 9:11 am
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The Black Keys El Camino Comment Party

The Black Keys weren’t exactly small potatoes before, but they got absolutely huge with their last album, 2010’s Brothers. And so they deserve credit for…
Tom Breihan | November 30, 2011 - 9:28 am
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The Black Keys – “Gold On The Ceiling,” “Little Black Submarines” & “Sister”

You've likely already heard "Lonely Boy" and "Run Right Back," two of the track from the impending Black Keys album El Camino. And right now,…
Tom Breihan | November 29, 2011 - 1:05 pm
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Win A Black Keys Prize Package: Epiphone Special II Guitar, Tix To 12/5 NYC Show & Signed El Camino Vinyl

Pay attention to this sweeps, ’cause it only lasts 48 hours. With the Black Keys’ El Camino imminent, today’s cargo on the Stereogum prizewagon i…
Corban Goble | November 29, 2011 - 9:18 am
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Ellen Interviews Black Keys Video Dancer

The Black Keys haven't made a proper video for their fired-up new jam "Lonely Boy" yet, but they did debut the song with a viral…
Tom Breihan | November 15, 2011 - 9:37 am
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The Black Keys – “Run Right Back”

We've already heard "Lonely Boy," the charged-up new single from the forthcoming Black Keys album El Camino, and we've seen its pretty-great viral video. And…
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2011 - 4:03 pm
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The 5 Best Video Of The Week

There aren't too many certainties in life, but here's one: If you're a rich, famous, globetrotting superstar DJ and you piss out of your mouth…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2011 - 3:00 pm
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The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”

"Lonely Boy," the first single from the new Black Keys album El Camino, is a fired-up rager with a surf-inflected central riff and a jumpy,…
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2011 - 9:22 am
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Check Out Record Store Day’s Black Friday Release List

One day a year just isn't enough for the people behind Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent vinyl retailers. So for the second…
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2011 - 11:07 am
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Black Keys Announce El Camino Details

While the Foo Fighters made a fake gay porno, the Black Keys decided to keep it a little less racy yesterday with a fake car…
Corban Goble | October 11, 2011 - 11:31 am
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The Black Keys (And Bob Odenkirk) Announce New Album

The Black Keys, who are incredibly fucking popular right now, are gearing up to release a new album called El Camino on 12/6. This, i…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2011 - 4:40 pm
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