Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Rolling Stone's New Cover Boys: The Black Keys

Posted By on Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 10:00 AM

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Former Akronites turned Nashvillians the Black Keys are on the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone, which comes out on Friday.

Among some of the things we learned from the excerpt now online:

—Drummer Patrick Carney is engaged to someone named Emily.

—Even though he recently moved to Nashville, he rents a place in NYC because he "got restless."

—He has two copies of The Hunger Games on his coffee table.

Also, like most people with decent taste in music, he really hates Nickelback:

"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."

We're guessing singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach is also interviewed in the cover story, but everything in the tease has to do with Carney.

One more thing we learned this morning: Apparently there's a story about Snoop Dogg in the new issue of the magazine. Hopefully it'll mention his appearance on The Price Is Right the other day. —Michael Gallucci

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