February 10, 2013 |
The Black Keys honed in on the fundamentals of rock 'n' roll - big guitar riffs, lustful lyrics and a bevy of musical hooks on “El Camino,” which took the Grammy for rock album over Coldplay's “Mylo Xyloto,” Muse's “The 2nd Law,” Bruce Springsteen's “Wrecking Ball” and Jack White's “Blunderbuss.” GRAMMYS 2013: Full coverage | Winners and nominees | Ballot | Nomination snubs & surprises | ...
October 1, 2012 |
Robert Pattinson stepped out Sunday evening in Hollywood for a show by rockers the Black Keys. Making a guys' night of it, Pattinson rolled with friends including his "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" costar Rami Malek for the exclusive show, hosted at the Sayers Club by 98.7 FM. Ducking into a rear entrance close to 9 p.m., Pattinson, in a black baseball cap and jeans, posted up against against a back wall and enjoyed mixed drinks as the band played...
February 12, 2013 |
Justin Bieber's getting a bit feisty in his old age, ripping Patrick Carney on Tuesday after the Black Keys drummer told photogs Sunday night that the Biebs didn't deserve a Grammy. "Grammys are for, like, music, not for money ... and he's making a lot of money," Carney told TMZ after being asked how he felt about Bieber's Grammy-nomination snub. "He should be happy. " That didn't exactly make the younger musician happy. PHOTOS: Justin Bieber performs at Staples Center "the black keys drummer should be slapped around haha," Bieber tweeted Tuesday.
October 7, 2012 |
The Black Keys spent the beginning of last week in New York City, where they played for more than 60,000 people at a massive outdoor concert in Central Park with Neil Young and Foo Fighters. Saturday evening, they ended the week at L.A.'s Staples Center, rounding out a two-night stand sandwiched between similar engagements by Justin Bieber and Madonna. It was a remarkable stretch for an Ohio blues-rock duo that less than a decade ago was making albums in drummer Patrick Carney's cramped Akron basement.
April 29, 2013 |
The Black Keys, Thirty Seconds to Mars and Vampire Weekend top the lineup for the 2013 KROQ Weenie Roast, coming up May 18 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, KROQ officials announced Monday. Tickets go on sale this Friday for the annual indie rock-punk-pop show, which this year also includes Of Monsters and Men, Silversun Pickups, Jimmy Eat World, Imagine Dragons Awolnation, Atlas Genius, C2C, Fitz & the Tantrums, the Neighbourhood, Capital Cities, New Politics and Twenty One Pilots.
January 26, 2014 |
Grammy voters love catching up with acts that weren't significantly recognized when they were at their creative peaks, and this year one of those nods went to Led Zeppelin's “Celebration Day,” the live album documenting the surviving members' 2007 reunion in London. Group founders Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones were supported by drummer Jason Bonham, filling in for his departed dad, John Bonham, for these shows that retraced the group's history in 17 songs including such cornerstone numbers as “Whole Lotta Love,” “Rock and Roll,” “Black Dog,” “Dazed and Confused” and “Stairway to Heaven.” Fans clamored for a tour in the wake of the acclaimed show, and there continues to be talk of the possibility, but nothing's been confirmed to date.