Last week, ear-biting (and boxing) legend Mike Tyson announced the new Black Keys album, Turn Blue, via his Twitter feed. The Tyson Tweet led readers to the strange video below, which — eventually — provides the details of the band's upcoming album. It also lets us know the Black Keys are "rock musicians."
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new video by the Sheepdogs. It features a new acoustic version of “I Don’t Get By,” a track from their 2010 album, Learn and Burn. The video was filmed at Atlantic Records — in the old offices of Ahmet Ertegun, the late founder and president of the label.
Learn how to play one of the best albums of 2011 -- The Black Keys' El Camino -- courtesy of this artist-approved tab book. The softcover book by Cherry Lane Music contains spot-on transcriptions of all 11 songs on the garage/blues-rocking album by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, which was produced and co-written by Danger Mouse.
This month, ZZ Top's blues-rock godfather, Billy Gibbons, and the Black Keys' garage-rock scion, Dan Auerbach, sit down for a talk about the long history of the blues and its enduring power in the 21st century. They also discuss their love of talking-blues legend Lightnin' Hopkins.
Even though the Afghan Whigs reunion was a dream come true for those who didn’t get a chance to see the band before their 2001 dissolution, it wasn’t even the biggest hatchet buried that day. Heavy metal godfathers Black Sabbath also reunited for their first stateside show in seven years, a nostalgic 95-minute set that was hopefully not their final farewell (guitarist Tony Iommi is currently battling cancer).
Here are two more pro-shot videos from this past weekend's Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago. This time it's The Black Keys performing "Howlin' for You," a track off 2010's Brothers album, and "Little Black Submarines," from 2011's El Camino, last Friday, August 3.