The Black Keys and the Flaming Lips will join forces for a brief but all-powerful spate of dates this spring. Both bands are already touring separately, and their paths will converge on April 28 and remain as such through May 3. It's not enough to label it an actual "tour," but that's semantics. All that matters is that they will grace the same stages.
Here we go! The end of the year is upon us and everyone is dishing out their list for 'Top' things of year. How can I pass up a chance to let you have access to the albums that have been stuck in my head all year in hopes they do the same to do? So without further ado, here are my picks for Albums of the Year, in no certain order.
It looks as though the Black Keys will get their case heard in court. The group filed legal action earlier this year against both Pizza Hut and Home Depot, claiming that both companies had used their songs without permission in commercials.
More than 40 years after George Harrison put together the all-star ‘Concert for Bangladesh,’ rock fans have become inured to the concept of stars coming together in order to combat societal ills — and these days, in order to really get attention, a charity festival has to have a pretty impressive lineup. Like, for instance, the 2012 Global Festival, scheduled for Sept. 29 in New York City’s Centra
After years of holding out, the Black Keys finally saw the benefits of commercial usage when their single ‘Tighten Up’ blew up after being featured in a number of TV ads. But just because they said okay once before does not mean it’s a free-for-all, and the group is now taking legal action on both Home Depot and Pizza Hut.
If there’s one thing to say about the Black Keys‘ Patrick Carney, he doesn’t pull punches when talking about other bands. In a new interview, the ever-candid drummer gives an outline for the Akron, Ohio, duo’s next album and slams “reunion tours” that have missing pieces, specifically Black Sabbath and Van Halen.