Whether the band is kicking out the jams or dropping controversial comments, the Black Keys are turning heads.
The alternative blues-rock band followed up the double-Grammy-winning “Brothers” with “El Camino,” which has received wide critical acclaim.
The two-man band — guitarist and singer Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney — started putting out bluesy records and touring clubs about 10 years ago. These days, they’ve graduated to playing “Saturday Night Live” and packing arenas.
Lately, the band has also been getting attention for its strong opinions.
Whether he’s talking about his ex-wife, other bands or fans, Carney seems to make some controversial statements.
“Rock and roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world,” he recently told Rolling Stone, which caused an uproar with the Canadian rock band and its fans.
Since then, the band apologized, but has also said a few other things that have gotten followers talking, including stabs at Black Sabbath and Van Halen.
Next up for the group is another new album. After its tour, the band is heading back into the studio.
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