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In 2001, friends Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney decided to drop out of college and start a rock band. Their sound was defined by clipped-fuzz guitars underpinned by shuffling, grooved-out drums. This approach worked well enough to get the duo noticed by the general music-loving public, but the Black Keys got their first taste of the big time after teaming up with producer Danger Mouse. They then started incorporating more complex arrangements into their music, but without sacrificing that blues sound that made the band so popular initially. The 2010 album ‘Brothers’ pushed the Keys to another, higher level of success. It also primed fans for 2011’s ‘El Camino’ and the dance-inducing single ‘Lonely Boy.’ ‘El Camino’ was a departure for the band in that, aside from including lush instrumentation, it was probably the most accessible album the band had ever recorded. Today, they remain one of the diligent few keeping old-fashioned guitar rock alive and well.

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The Black Keys Unveil NSFW ‘Weight of Love’ Video

Supermodel Lara Stone stars in the Black Keys' cinematic new video for 'Weight of Love' and it's one that censors would have a field day with.

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Paul Zimmerman/Theo Wargo, Getty Images

‘NBA 2K15′ Soundtrack Features the Strokes, Lorde + More

Pharrell Williams curates the soundtrack to the upcoming installment in the NBA 2K video game franchise and one thing is clear: he won't be passing (over) the rock.

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Janette Pellegrini, Getty Images

Watch the Black Keys on a French TV Show

Apparently the Black Key's media blitz, which stormed the States last month, is still going strong overseas.

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Kevork Djansezian / Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Black Keys and Jack White Now Available As Restaurant Menu Items

Even if they seemingly can't get along in the real world, Jack White and the Black Keys may go together in a completely unexpected place: the dinner table.

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Noam Galai, Getty Images

The Black Keys and the Myth of the Modern Rock Star

The Black Keys have secured their place in rock 'n' roll history ... or have they?

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Janette Pellegrini, Getty Images

Black Keys Finally Have a No. 1 Album

Looks like all those promotional appearances the Black Keys have put in the past few weeks has paid off.

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Black Keys Have No Beef With Jack White, but TMZ Should Be ‘Ashamed’

The Black Keys have spoken out about Jack White's dissing of Keys frontman Dan Auerbach in a private e-mail to his ex-wife, Karen Elson.

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Noam Galai, Getty Images

Black Keys’ Promo Blitz Continued on ‘Colbert’ Last Night

The Black Keys' promo blitz in support of their just-released eighth album 'Turn Blue' continued last night.

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YouTube

Watch the Black Keys Tear It Up on ‘Late Show With David Letterman’

On last night's 'Late Show With David Letterman,' the TV host busted out some special treatment for the Black Keys.

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25 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About the Black Keys

With their latest album, 'Turn Blue,' out today, we figure it's about time to take an inside look at the Black Keys and share some facts you probably didn't know about the bluesy Akron duo.

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