The Black Keys: ‘We don’t care if rock music is dead’

The Black Keys' frontman Dan Auerbach has said that he doesn't 'really care' if rock music dies out.

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The Black Keys‘ frontman Dan Auerbach has said that he doesn’t ‘really care’ if rock music dies out.

Last month (January 4), his bandmate – drummer Patrick Carney – had claimed there was a current lull in guitar music blamed the popularity of Canadian band Nickelback for its decline, adding: “Rock and roll is the music I feel the most passionately about, and I don’t like to see it fucking ruined and spoonfed down our throats in this watered-down, post-grunge crap, horrendous shit.”

However, in an interview with the Independent, Auerbach said he wasn’t concerned or worried about the future of the genre, stating: “Is rock music dead? Ha. Honestly? I don’t really care. I don’t listen to just one kind of music.”

He went on to add: “As long as music doesn’t die, I’ll be OK. All that talk is just fads and stories and that’s not my job. I don’t worry about anything other than playing music. We’ve always ignored the trends.”

The Black Keys are currently touring the UK and will play a one-off London show as part of the 2012 NME Awards Shows. They will headline London‘s Alexandra Palace on Saturday night (February 11).


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