The Black Keys

The Black Keys: “Most people realised we weren’t blues copyists…”

The Black Keys shed light on the making of their greatest albums in the new issue of Uncut, out on Friday (November 23). The duo, who are set to play two dates at London’s O2 Arena in December, explain how they moved from recording on four-track in drummer Patrick Carney’s basement for their first few albums to holing up in more luxurious studios with producer Danger Mouse on last year’s El Camino.

January 2013

This is the last Uncut of 2012, rather unbelievably. It barely seems 12 months since I sat down to write the column that introduced our final issue of 2011. How much faster can time go by?

Pizza Hut and Home Depot deny copying The Black Keys

Pizza Hut and Home Depot have denied that they produced adverts that used songs by The Black Keys without their permission. In June of this year, Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney, as well as producer Danger Mouse, submitted a lawsuit alleging that Pizza Hut and its advertising agency used "significant portions" of 'Gold On The Ceiling' in an ad for Cheesy Bites Pizza while Home Depot used the track 'Lonely Boy' in an advert for power tools.

Watch The Black Keys’ new Harmony Korine-directed video

The Black Keys have released a new video, directed by Harmony Korine. The clip for "Gold On The Ceiling", taken from the group's 2011 album El Camino, sees the group joined by mini-doppelgangers. Korine is best known for directing the films Gummo and Mister Lonely, and for writing 1995's controversial Kids. Watch the video for "Gold On The Ceiling" below.

Hear The Black Keys’ collaboration with Michael Kiwanuka now

The collaboration between The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and Michael Kiwanuka has been posted online – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to listen.
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