1. 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…

  2. 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'…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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,…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Ke$ha Debuts 'Die Young' Single: Listen

    September 25, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Electro-pop maven Ke$ha returns with her new single, the abandon-free "Die Young," which was released on Tuesday (Sept. 25) and previews sophomore album "Warrior," out Dec. 4 on RCA Records. The new single sees the 25-year-old returning to the formula of her past hits:…

  16. Ke$ha Returns: 'Warrior' Attacks Stores in December

    September 19, 2012 5:20 PM EDT New single 'Die Young' will impact radio on September 25. Ke$ha will at long last release "Warrior," the follow-up to her hit debut "Animal" (and stopgap EP "Cannibal"), on Dec. 4 through RCA Records. The title, release date and glitter-tastic album…

  17. Black Keys' Patrick Carney Weds in Nashville

    September 18, 2012 8:59 PM EDT Patrick Carney of The Black Keys has gotten married. The rock drummer married Emily Ward on Saturday at the home they share in Nashville. The Keys' publicist says the couple was joined by about 350 family and friends for the back-yard ceremony. Comedian Will Forte officiated. Ward wore a…

  18. Ke$ha 'Really Close' to Finishing Album

    August 03, 2012 5:00 PM EDT "You're going to hear an artist that's evolving, but it's Ke$ha. She's no choir girl yet" -- Dr. Luke What should we expect from Ke$ha 's next album? "I think Ke$ha would answer that as 'awesomeness," Dr. Luke, who's executive producing…

  19. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 15, 2012 10:45 AM EDT If Friday night at Coachella was all about the old-timers like Pulp, Refused, Mazzy Star and James looking for a furious comeback, the overarching theme of Saturday (April 14) was the current state of indie rock, with fresh faces and much-ballyhooed veterans taking flight in Indio, Calif.…

  20. Nickelback Launch Tour, After Giving Album Time to 'Seep In'

    April 09, 2012 4:40 PM EDT When Nickelback released its new album, "Here and Now," in November, drummer Daniel Adair promised the Canadian rock quartet would "bring our biggest, baddest, most over-the-top show yet" to the road. And as the group prepares for the tour's April 10 launch in Moline,…

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