Two years after their trippy 2008 album with Danger Mouse, the Black Keys went back to basics and released their self-produced, blues-fueled breakthrough.
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“[Miller] said, ‘The whole process was unpleasant,’” Dan Auerbach said. “And for Pat [Carney] and I, honestly, the most unpleasant part was being around him.”
Byrne, the Roots and Kimbra performed "Fame" in honor of the late Bowie, while the Black Keys and Kendrick Lamar introduced new inductees Steve Miller and N.W.A.
It's about a record label owner who makes a long journey and encounters a pair of musicians who play "a raucous brand of doom-laden country blues."
Nick Alexander worked with several bands on the road, and many of those artists have paid touching tributes to the late merch manager.
“I’ve woken up feeling very out of sorts,” Auerbach said. “Why the hell did it happen there and not where we were playing?”
This week's dustup between Jack White and Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney is just the latest shot fired in a long line of actual battles of the bands.
It appears the one-time feud reignited following a run-in between White and the Keys' drummer Patrick Carney at a New York City bar.
Watch the Black Keys kill it on Australian TV while in support of 2003's 'Thickfreakness.'
One of our favorite moments from this year's Mountain Jam was the Black Keys' performance of "Fever" from last year's 'Turn Blue.'