If it wasn't already obvious from the picture, The Black Keys will be covering the January 19th issue of Rolling Stone, as an homage to the already stunning success of El Camino, and its critically positive reception--not to mention that they are nominated for a couple Grammys...no biggie.
In an interview for the mag, uber lanky drummer Patrick Carney gives us his take on all the acclaim:
"...Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world,” he says, blowing cigarette smoke out the window of his rented East Village loft a few days before the band heads to L.A. “So they became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be shit – therefore you should never try to be the biggest rock band in the world. Fuck that! Rock & roll is the music I feel the most passionately about, and I don’t like to see it fucking ruined and spoon-fed down our throats in this watered-down, post-grunge crap, horrendous shit. When people start lumping us into that kind of shit, it’s like, ‘Fuck you,’ honestly."
(via Rolling Stone)
Personally, I see no connection between the horrid Nickelback and the likes of the Keys, but hey, perhaps I missed that article. Perhaps this disdain for labels like 'biggest' or 'best in the world' is a tad misdirected? In any case, its fair to say Pat and Dan are leaps and bounds ahead of Chad Kroeger these days [and everyday]. Remember when Nickelback got rocks and flash grenades thrown at them? I do.
The Black Keys - Black Mud
The Black Keys - Keep Your Hands Off Her
The Black Keys - Psychotic Girl
....who brings grenades to a concert?