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The Black Keys

The Black Keys


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Blues-rock music duo

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Birth Place :

Akron, Ohio, USA

Claim to fame :

Debut album "The Big Come Up" (2002)


%The Black a two-piece band with Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney as the members, were formed in 2001. They were in their early twenties when their debut album, "The Big Come Up", was issued in 2002. They played raw blues-rock music with funk, soul and rock influences from the likes of Jimi Hendrix and James Brown that avoided undue repetition of the overdone chord progressions and stock riffs common to so many such acts. Before the year's end, the band inked a deal with Fat Possum Records.

A year later, they dropped "Thickfreakness" and followed it up with a mini album "The Six Parts Seven" and another full-length studio project "Rubber Factory". Despite being recorded only in an abandoned warehouse, "Rubber Factory" led them to stardom. Their music was everywhere, from being used as Victoria's Secret commercial to being featured in a movie starring Christina Ricci and Justin Timberlake to being performed live at major events with Pearl Jam and Radiohead as headliners.

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The Black Keys Cancels More Tour Dates due to Patrick Carney's Shoulder Injury

March 23, 2015 08:28:28 GMT

has been forced to cancel more dates on their "Turn Blue World Tour" due to member Patrick Carney's shoulder injury. The band previously nixed their European concerts after the musician dislocated his shoulder while swimming off the coast of the Caribbean island St. Bart.

The Black Keys' Frontman Dan Auerbach Engaged and Expecting a Baby

February 09, 2015 07:40:48 GMT

Though his band didn't win any Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 8 event, Dan Auerbach still has plenty to celebrate, an engagement and bun in the oven. The music star walked the red carpet of the Grammy Awards hand in hand with a pregnant woman who none other was his fiancee Jen Goodall.

The Black Keys Cancels European Tour Due to Patrick Carney Injury

January 23, 2015 19:32:58 GMT

is forced to scrap the European leg of their world tour to promote new album "". At least seventeen scheduled dates were axed from their schedule after the drummer Patrick Carney suffered a serious shoulder injury.

Drake, Lana Del Rey, Black Keys, Bjork Among Performers for 2015 Governors Ball

January 07, 2015 16:47:58 GMT

Hot on heels of the announcement of this year's Coachella lineup, musical guests for the upcoming 5th annual Governors Ball Music Festival are announced. apparently has landed himself a gig in both the Californian festival and the New York City event.

The Black Keys' Patrick Carney: U2 'Devalued Their Music' With Free Album

October 17, 2014 07:48:37 GMT

The idea of free music just doesn't sit well with ' drummer Patrick Carney. The outspoken musician recently had an interview with The Seattle Times and took the opportunity to voice his opinion about 's decision to release their latest album "" for free on iTunes last month.

Jack White Clarifies Negative Comments About Black Keys, Adele and Other Stars

June 01, 2014 19:29:46 GMT

clarified his comments in Rolling Stone magazine about , , , and other musicians. Since what his said was perceived as negative comments, the former member of issued a new statement insisting that he never meant to insult any of those artists.

The Black Keys' 'Turn Blue' Blocks Michael Jackson's 'Xscape' From Billboard 200's No. 1

May 22, 2014 01:43:13 GMT

has scored their first No. 1 album on Billboard 200 with their latest album, "". According to Nielsen SoundScan, the record makes its debut at the chart's top spot after selling 164,000 copies.

The Black Keys Performs 'Turn Blue' Tracks on 'Saturday Night Live'

May 12, 2014 01:42:56 GMT

served as a musical guest in the Saturday, May 10 episode of "". The duo, who was just a few days away from releasing their "", promoted their new album by performing two tracks off it.

The Black Keys Debuts New Track 'Fever'

March 25, 2014 04:02:41 GMT

has debuted a new track titled "Fever". Marking the group's first new song in three years, the new catchy track features the vocals of Dan Auerbach over the sounds of drum, guitar and organs.

The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach Loses 'Bob Dylan Hair' in Divorce Settlement

August 23, 2013 06:36:11 GMT

Estranged couple Dan Auerbach and Stephanie Gonis have finally arrived at a divorce settlement earlier this week in Tennessee, half a year after they were first reported to have split back in February. Based on the terms of the agreement, ' vocalist will have to turn over to his ex-wife $5 million, their 2012 Toyota Highlander and one of his prized possessions tagged as " hair."

Penelope Cruz Confirms Second Pregnancy

February 13, 2013 03:26:50 GMT

Spanish actress and her husband, , are expecting their second child. Although the news broke out in early February, Cruz's publicist, Javier Giner, only announced it on Tuesday, February 12.

'Finding Nemo 2' Still in the Works With Albert Brooks Returning as Marlin

February 13, 2013 03:18:43 GMT

There have been no updates on the potential sequel project for "" since the plan was announced in July last year. However, that doesn't mean the project is already dead since it is now confirmed that has just closed a deal to join the sequel's voice cast ensemble.

Justin Bieber Fires Back at Black Keys' Patrick Carney for Grammys-Related Diss

February 13, 2013 03:06:55 GMT

A war of words has just been waged by 18-year-old pop superstar against a much older and an unlikely opponent, ' drummer Patrick Carney. The Biebs hit back at the recent Grammy winner for his comment on the Recording Academy's snub on the "Boyfriend" singer.

Grammys 2013: The Black Keys, Jay-Z and Kanye West Win Early

February 11, 2013 02:08:23 GMT

Before the 55th Grammy Awards went on air live, some of the trophies had been handed out during the pre-telecast show. , , and were among the winners, already bagging multiple prizes early on Sunday, February 10 night.

Mumford and Sons, Black Keys and More Tapped to Perform at Grammys

January 10, 2013 06:12:22 GMT

Popular bands and will take the same Grammys stage where country music pop star and R'n'B diva will perform their nominated hits as they are all slated to perform at this year's Grammy Awards on February 10. It will mark the first time that the Black Keys perform on the Grammy stage, and the same goes for indie rock band , newcomers to the annual music awards.

Black Keys to Work on New Album and Go on Tour With Flaming Lips

January 08, 2013 04:37:31 GMT

Blues and indie rock band revealed that they're set to work on their eighth studio set beginning this month as a follow-up to their latest album "" released in 2011. The rock duo of Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums) has likewise announced that they're going on a four-date tour with the neo-psychedelic quintet of .

Ashley Olsen's Flight From Dallas Delayed After Engine Fire

December 10, 2012 19:52:53 GMT

escaped a potentially fatal plane crash on Monday, December 10 morning. The former "Full House" star hopped on an American Airlines flight from Dallas, Texas when smoke forced pilot to abort the take-off.

Lady GaGa, Bruce Springsteen to Join Rolling Stones' Final '50' Date

December 10, 2012 17:59:19 GMT

have prepared a big surprise for the closing of their 50th Anniversary Tour. A number of artists such as , and have been tapped to join the rockers on stage this Saturday, December 15 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Chris Evans' Actor Brother Scott Evans Arrested on Drug Charges

December 06, 2012 06:49:20 GMT

Scott Evans, who played a police officer on "", was taken into custody on Tuesday, December 4. The younger brother of "" hunk was charged with felony for attempt to possess a controlled substance.

Grammy Awards 2013 Nominees: Jay-Z, Fun., The Black Keys and More

December 06, 2012 06:45:56 GMT

All genres of music were very well represented in the 2013 Grammy Awards list of nominees. Artists , , and were among those with multiple nominations at the prestigious awards show. Other musicians who got multiple nominations include , , and . The list of nominees was announced on Wednesday, December 5 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Black Keys Settle Lawsuit Over Songs Used in Home Depot and Pizza Hut Ads

November 28, 2012 04:13:00 GMT

finally reach a settlement in their copyright lawsuit against Home Depot and Pizza Hut for allegedly using their songs in the companies' TV commercials. Lawyers of the band informed a federal judge in Los Angeles that the settlement with Pizza Hut was reached on Monday, November 26 while the one with Home Depot was done earlier this month.

The Black Keys File Copyright Infringement Suit Against Pizza Hut and Home Depot

June 23, 2012 02:43:55 GMT

are not pleased when Pizza Hut and Home Depot used their songs without permission. The duo have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against both the pizza eatery and the DIY store, claiming that the two companies didn't own the rights to use elements of the band's hit songs in their recent ads.

Nicki Minaj Bows Out of Summer Jam After Hot 97 DJ Disses Her Song

June 04, 2012 06:40:27 GMT

has scrapped her scheduled performance at Hot 97's Summer Jam 2012. The Harajuku Barbie bowed out of the hip-hop summit at the last minutes after the radio's DJ Peter Rosenberg dissed her song "Starships" at the concert that took place at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday, June 3.

Latest 'The Dark Knight Rises' Footage Lets Out Tons of New Materials

June 04, 2012 06:16:20 GMT

The brand new footage from "" which was unveiled during the 2012 MTV Movie Awards has made its way out onto the web. The clip was jam-packed with tons of new materials, including Catwoman's interview with John Blake, as well as Batman's intense fight with Bane.

Artist of the Week: Tenacious D

June 04, 2012 06:03:26 GMT

Six years after they dropped their second album "", are back with "". The duo comprising of and Kyle Gass released the effort in May and bowed at No. 4 on Billboard Hot 200.

Olivia Culpo Wins Miss USA 2012 After Answering Question About Transgender

June 04, 2012 05:06:40 GMT

The new Miss USA was crowned during a pageant taking place on Sunday night, June 3 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Olivia Culpo, a 20-year-old cellist from Rhode Island, won the title over 51 beautiful women from all over the country.

MTV to Turn 'Scream' Into a TV Series

June 04, 2012 04:59:04 GMT

The Ghostface may spread his terror on the small screen. It has been reported that MTV is developing a weekly series based on the "Scream" film franchise, which came from writer Kevin Williamson and director Wes Craven.

Video: Johnny Depp Rocks 2012 MTV Movie Awards With The Black Keys

June 04, 2012 04:57:05 GMT

In addition to receiving the Generation Award at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards which was held on Sunday, June 3, cheered the audience by presenting a rocking musical performance. Strapping on a yellow guitar, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor took the stage along with .

Video: The Black Keys Pay Tribute to Levon Helm at Coachella

April 23, 2012 02:30:12 GMT

Although lineup of the second weekend on Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was pretty much the same as that of the first weekend, there were some highlights that couldn't be found on the first weekend. One of them was paying tribute to Levon Helm, who passed away earlier that week.

The Black Keys Apologize to Nickelback in a Not-So-Apologetic Statement

March 22, 2012 02:19:24 GMT

delivered "the worst apology" when being asked to comment on their previous statement about being a "s**t." Patrick Carney said that he didn't mean to diss Chad Kroeger's band, but managed to launch another attack in the process.

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