Friday, June 22nd 2012
Studio Reports: The Black Keys
It’s been barely half a year since The Black Keys reached new levels of success with their seventh LP El Camino, and the band is already planning a return to the studio.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, drummer Patrick Carney was asked about the band’s plans for this year; he replied: “We’re going back in the studio in July. We’ll have a couple weeks to start the next album then.” When questioned about a possible release window for this upcoming album, he hinted that it would likely only come out next year: “We don’t know when we’ll be done but we’re starting it in July. We might not finish it until March since we have to tour so much but we’ll see. We don’t know what’s going on. After July, we’ll be able to know how long it’ll take.” He added that an animated video for their upcoming single Dead And Gone is also on the way.
Not one to hold back negative comments about other bands (as exemplified in the Nickelback incident), Mr. Carney also commented about the reunited Black Sabbath – who are performing at Lollapalooza on the same day as The Black Keys -, saying: “I love Black Sabbath, but I don’t know if I’d want to watch Black Sabbath without Bill Ward. The band is Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward and Ozzy. I have no interest in seeing bands with partial lineups. I just saw Van Halen without Michael Anthony. I’m not a very big Van Halen fan but it was such a fucking bummer. Like what the fuck is the point?” Then the drummer went on about Van Halen’s “partial” lineup, stating: “Eddie Van Halen’s son is a pretty good bass player and he’s a 20-year-old kid and that’s cool, but like, what the fuck is that? That’s fucking retarded. If someone is able to be in a band for 30 years and then people are okay with replacing him with a 17-year-old, they’re obviously motherfucking assholes, right?” Check out the rest of the interview for more remarks on Sabbath, Halen, LMFAO, and how Jon Spencer smashed one of his demo tapes.