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The Black Keys (2011)

Interview by Andrew Purcell, Rock's Backpages audio, May 2011

Messrs. Auerbach and Carney rap about classic American recording studios, working with Danger Mouse, Ike Turner, the Blackroc project with Damon Dash, and their Brothers and Attack & Release albums.

File format: mp3; file size: 45.6mb, interview length: 49' 48" sound quality: ***

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The Black Keys: Attack and Release

Review by Jude Rogers, The Guardian, 28 March 2008

IN THE SHADOW cast by the mighty White Stripes, blues-rock often lumbers between despair and excess. ...

Blackroc: Cold Fusion

Profile and Interview by Alan Light, Relix, January 2010


The Black Keys: The Ongoing Adventures Of Two Complete Knuckleheads

Interview by Johnny Black, R2/Rock'n'Reel, July 2010

"WE DIDN'T KNOW what the hell we were doing," laughs the Black Keys' frontman Dan Auerbach, in a not entirely successful attempt to sum up ...

The Black Keys: "It's ridiculous to say that we play the blues"

Report and Interview by Andrew Purcell, The Guardian, 9 July 2010

FOR EIGHT MONTHS NOW, since the end of a relationship, the Black Keys drummer Pat Carney has been living in New York's Lower East Side. ...

The Black Keys: El Camino

Review by Will Hermes, Rolling Stone, December 2011

OVER 10 YEARS and seven albums, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney have turned their basement blues project into one of America's mightiest bands. ...

The Black Keys "We've put in more hours than anyone"

Interview by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 1 December 2011

THE BLACK KEYS' singer/guitarist, Dan Auerbach, surveys his surroundings — a five-star hotel in one of the more salubrious parts of London — and seems ...

The Black Keys: El Camino

Review by Graeme Thomson, Uncut, January 2012

TEN YEARS into the game, Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach add funk and soul to their potent blues-rock brew, with triumphant results. ...

Black Keys: Keys to the Kingdom

Interview by Andy Gill, Uncut, February 2012

How an unassuming garage blues duo from Akron became the biggest new rock band of the decade. With a little help from Danger Mouse, two ...

The Black Keys: O2 Apollo, Manchester ****

Live Review by Rob Hughes, Daily Telegraph, 7 February 2012

ONE OF THE great things about pop music is its happy habit of making heroes from the unlikeliest base material. ...

Guitarist Dan Auerbach Discusses Gear, Influences and the Latest Black Keys Album, El Camino

Interview by Ted Drozdowski, Guitar World, March 2012

His Nashville studio is full of sweet vintage gear, but Dan Auerbach isn't just a retro-obsessed guitar hound. The Black Keys guitarist gets his motor ...

How The Black Keys Rose Without Trace

Interview by Graeme Thomson, The Word, March 2012

"There's a lot that goes into being a band aside from the music," say the quiet pair from Ohio. "We pay attention to that stuff." ...

Billy Gibbons and Dan Auerbach

Interview by Ted Drozdowski, Guitar World, October 2012

MISSISSIPPI FRED McDowell's haunted, woody voice sails through the air as the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach nurses a cup of coffee and flips through a ...

When Lightnin' Strikes: Billy Gibbons and Dan Auerbach talk Lightnin' Hopkins

Interview by Ted Drozdowski, Guitar World, October 2012

BILLY GIBBONS AND Dan Auerbach are standing shoulder to shoulder on Easy Eye Studio's checkerboard floor, trading lazy blues licks through a battered old Gibson ...

The Black Keys: Turn Blue (Nonesuch)

Review and Interview by Bud Scoppa, Uncut, June 2014

Following the triumph of El Camino, Auerbach, Carney & Danger Mouse roll the dice, play it where it lays.  ...

The Black Keys: Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore

Live Review by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore City Paper, 5 December 2014

GUITARIST DAN AUERBACH sings all the vocals, takes all the solos, and plays the fundamental riffs, so why is drummer Patrick Carney considered an equal ...

see also Richard Swift

see also Dan Auerbach


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