1. Takeover Tuesday: Michelle Branch's Engagement Playlist

    July 11, 2017 10:00 AM EDT Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday, where each week  Billboard  taps chart-topping artists and tastemakers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to  Billboard 's Spotify account. We give the artists free rein to base the list on whatever subject they choose. The only rule? Make it…

  2. Michelle Branch & Black Keys' Patrick Carney Are Engaged

    July 03, 2017 8:31 PM EDT Michelle Branch 's 34th birthday turned out to be more than she bargained for -- in a good way. The singer's boyfriend, Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, proposed to her right before she blew out the candles on her cake. "I had nothing left to wish for," Branch gushed on…

  3. Michelle Branch Is a 'Hopeless Romantic' on New Track: Exclusive Premiere

    February 02, 2017 9:00 AM EST Michelle Branch is back and it sounds beautiful. The singer/songwriter is tapping into her rock side on “Hopeless Romantic,” premiering exclusively on Billboard today (Feb. 2). The track kicks off with powerful lyrics as Branch sings “’Cause I’m a hopeless romantic/ When I should run for my…

  4. Watch The Black Keys' Patrick Carney Initially Trash & Then Come Around on Lady Gaga's 'Perfect Illusion'

    October 19, 2016 4:58 PM EDT Drummer is also embarrassed to realize he likes a OneRepublic song in new "Vice News Tonight" segment. The Black Keys ' Patrick Carney is typically behind a drum set on Billboard Hot 100 hits like "Lonely Boy" and "Fever," but in a new Vice News Tonight…

  5. The Black Keys' Patrick Carney Blasts YouTube's Payouts: 'A Song Should Cost as Much as an Avocado'

    June 16, 2016 7:28 PM EDT After Trent Reznor of  Nine Inch Nails  and Nikki Sixx' new band Sixx:AM publicly slammed YouTube earlier this week, the Black Keys ' Patrick Carney is jumping on the dog pile to trash the streaming service over its artist royalty payouts.  YouTube Responds to Latest Criticisms From…

  6. Outside Lands 2015 Day 2 Highlights: Angus & Julia Stone, Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, the Black Keys and More

    August 09, 2015 10:36 PM EDT More than 70,000 people returned to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Saturday (Aug. 8) for day two of the Outside Lands Music and Arts festival. The evening's lineup presented a skew of performance conflicts with an overabundance of the year’s biggest acts scattered throughout…

  7. Black Keys' Patrick Carney Has Post-Op Shoulder Infection, Asia-Pacific Tour Canceled

    March 22, 2015 11:59 PM EDT The Black Keys tour of Australia, New Zealand and Japan has been canceled due to drummer Patrick Carney's shoulder injury.  Carney underwent surgery in January after injuring the joint in a body-surfing mishap off the Caribbean island of St Barts. The band had already nixed its European…

  8. Exclusive: Turbo Fruits to Release Patrick Carney-Assisted Album, Share New Track

    January 20, 2015 11:10 AM EST In seven years, Nashville's raucous garage-rawk royalty  Turbo Fruits have upgraded like car models: increasingly streamlined without losing their power. Their 2007 debut's supernova of thrashing tempos and crashing snares has been slowing down and growing up, injecting 2009'…

  9. Black Keys' Patrick Carney Dislocates Shoulder After Being Struck by Giant Wave

    January 04, 2015 3:49 PM EST Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney might have to take a break from his duties behind the kit for a while. The Black Keys Considering January Studio Return Carney, who plays in blues-rock duo The Black Keys alongside guitarist/singer Dan Auerbach , dislocated his shoulder in St. Barths on…

  10. The Black Keys' Biggest Beefs: Justin Bieber, Michael Jackson & More

    May 27, 2014 1:03 PM EDT These days, it's not too hard being the Black Keys. The Ohio-bred duo of singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney earned its first No. 1 album this week, as new LP "Turn Blue" beat out Michael Jackson's posthumous album "Xscape" by about 7,000…

  11. Black Keys on Jack White: '(He) Obviously Sounds Like an A--hole'

    May 20, 2014 1:57 PM EDT White accused the Black Keys of copying his style and tried to have his children removed from classes with the children of Keys' frontman Dan Auerbach Last August, TMZ leaked e-mails sent from Jack White to his ex-wife Karen Elson that showcased his dislike for fellow retro rock…

  12. The Black Keys Rock ‘Saturday Night Live’ With New Songs 'Fever' and 'Bullet In the Brain'

    May 11, 2014 11:35 AM EDT Blues-rock duo the Black Keys returned to “Saturday Night Live” on May 10 to preview new tunes from its eighth studio album, “Turn Blue,” due May 13 on Nonesuch Records. Black Keys Announce Turn Blue World Tour Backed by an organist and bass player, the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and Patrick…

  13. Black Keys Announce Turn Blue World Tour

    May 08, 2014 9:37 AM EDT The Keys are out to support new album "Turn Blue," due May 13 via Nonesuch One of rock's biggest and bluesiest 2014 tours has just been announced. The Black Keys have unveiled an extensive run of headlining dates for the second half of the year via a smart-alecky "press…

  14. The Black Keys Selling Shirts to Raise Funds for Local Little League

    March 10, 2014 9:08 PM EDT After sponsoring the band's childhood little league baseball team in 2013, the Black Keys are looking to help out the entire league, rather than just one outfit. According to MTV, the Ohio band will be selling t-shirts on its website to benefit the West Akron Baseball League, with all…

  15. The Rentals Set First Album in 15 Years, With Black Keys' Patrick Carney on Drums

    December 05, 2013 2:20 PM EST Former Weezer bassist Matt Sharp is dusting of The Rentals for the Moog-loving rock band's first studio album in 15 years, to be released in 2014 via Polyvinyl Records. The untitled album, which was recorded in New York City, Nashville and Los Angeles, features a new batch of members,…

  16. Justin Bieber Fans Pounce on Black Keys Drummer Over Grammys Comment

    February 12, 2013 4:11 PM EST Bieber (and his followers) react to Patrick Carney's remark about singer's lack of attention from The Grammys Comments made by Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney apparently made Justin Bieber's already-frustrating Grammy night a tad worse, and his fans are having a…

  17. New Year's Eve: 13 Hot Shows to Ring In 2013

    December 28, 2012 2:45 PM EST Across the country, music fans will be kicking off 2013 at massive arenas and intimate venues, at overwhelming raves and scintillating hip-hop shows, at rock showcases and pop explosions. Which New Year's Eve experience is right for you? Check out these 13 hot U.S. shows for the…

  18. Ke$ha's 'Warrior': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 15, 2012 11:00 AM EDT When Ke$ha burst onto the scene in 2009 -- rapping through an Auto-Tune filter about brushing her teeth with whiskey and boys trying to "touch [her] junk" -- the then-22-year-old quickly positioned herself as pop's resident troublemaker and made the charts her home. In sales…

  19. Black Keys Map Out 'El Camino' Followup

    October 12, 2012 3:35 PM EDT The Black Keys played a stint of recent dates in Los Angeles, headlining the Honda Center and two nights at the Stapes Center. Prior to the shows, they performed an intimate invite-only show at KROQ's Red Bull Sound Space, where we caught up with singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach to get the…

  20. Foo Fighters Say So Long, Neil Young Stomps at Global Citizen Festival

    September 30, 2012 12:35 PM EDT Dave Grohl delivered more warnings that the Foo Fighters will be staying away for a very long time at the massive Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park on Saturday, flatly telling the estimated 60,000-plus fans that "this is it." "Without making a big deal out…

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