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January 5, 2012 3:13 pm
"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.’"

The Black Keys are on the cover of Rolling Stone.  Some absolute gems in here.  Also, apparently Dan Auerbach was a teen hottie and never gave a shit about lyrics in the early going (not a shocker).  

(Source: Rolling Stone)

December 6, 2011 1:53 pm
"I don’t know— what’s the difference between Rush and Led Zeppelin, other than the fact that one band is awesome and one is really annoying? Maybe we’re like Led Zeppelin— but maybe we’re Rush. Everything is relative. The worst thing that can happen is for you to think that you’re Led Zeppelin, but it turns out you’re Loverboy."

Pat Carney, ladies and gentlemen.  Man these guys are getting a lot of press.

(Source: pitchfork.com)