November 28, 2012 |
If you're a Black Keys fan and you've ever been enticed to order a Meat Lovers' Supreme at Pizza Hut or invest in a storage shed from Home Depot, there might have been a subliminal reason. Each company used songs in commercials that sounded an awful lot like tracks from the Black Keys' smash album "El Camino," namely "Lonely Boy" and "Gold on the Ceiling. " The Black Keys noticed this too, and have reportedly settled the resulting lawsuits around copyright infringement of the band's music.
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.
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.
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.