The Black Keys have just released their latest album, El Camino, and are now gracing the cover of the most recent Rolling Stone magazine. In an excerpt from RollingStone.com, we get a punch you in the mouth opinion of rock n’ roll from the bands drummer, Patrick Carney.
“Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world,” he says, blowing cigarette smoke out the window of his rented East Village loft a few days before the band heads to L.A. “So they became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be shit – therefore you should never try to be the biggest rock band in the world. Fuck that! Rock & roll is the music I feel the most passionately about, and I don’t like to see it fucking ruined and spoon-fed down our throats in this watered-down, post-grunge crap, horrendous shit. When people start lumping us into that kind of shit, it’s like, ‘Fuck you,’ honestly.”
I would never think anyone would even try to put The Black Keys in the same category with Nickelback unless that category was solely “music” (which is a stretch for Nickelback), but I guess I was wrong. Someone apparently did and Carney got wind of it and isn’t happy.
There is a longer excerpt from the article found here and you can get this latest issue on newsstands tomorrow, January 6th.