Although they sent the demos to Turner, the band felt like the songs were more for them than the R&B legend. In the end, the tracks were never used for Turner, who died before ever completing the album. Instead the band recorded those songs with production help from Danger Mouse, and ‘Attack & Release’ was born.
A video of an old lady covering ‘Lonely Boy’ with spoons went viral, generating a million and a half views on YouTube. You can hire her to entertain at your next party too.
Even though he’s played on every single Black Keys song, Carney has never sang a word on any of them.
Remember the guy dancing in the Keys’ ‘Lonely Boy’ video? That’s Derrick T. Tuggle — a middle-aged actor, musician and part-time security guard who was promised an extra part in the visual but ended up being its focal point.
Carney’s uncle Ralph is a saxophone player who’s worked with Tom Waits for decades.
When Auerbach recorded a solo album in 2009, Carney formed a side project called Drummer featuring all drummer friends.
Even though the Black Keys shot a live performance video for ‘Gold on the Ceiling,’ they went back and did it again with ‘Kids’ director Harmony Korine helming one that was way trippier.
They were named by an artist friend of theirs, who called them “black keys” — his nickname for people he thought were a bit off center from the norm.
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