The Black Keys

  • Aired:  12/06/11
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The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney contemplate the pressures of stardom. (5:46)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY!

MY GUESTS TONIGHT WON THREE

GRAMMY THIS IS YEAR.

WOW!

ONE MORE AND THAT'S FOUR!

PLEASE WELCOME THE BLACK KEYS!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

HEY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

DAN, PATRICK, GOOD TO SEE YOU

AGAIN.

THOSE LIGHTS TRIED TO KILL ME.

ALL RIGHT, GOOD TO SEE YOU BACK.

THE ALBUM YOU WON THREE GRAMMYS

FOR THIS YEAR IS CALLED

"BROTHERS," RIGHT?

>> YES.

>> Stephen: OKAY, WELCOME TO THE

CLUB!

WELCOME TO THE GRAMMY CLUB.

>> RIGHT.

>> Stephen: RIGHT.

I WON A GRAMMY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> CONGRATULATIONS.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I WASN'T FISHING FOR THAT BUT

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS ON

MAINTENANCE OR ANYTHING?

>> YEAH WHAT DO YOU USE TO

POLISH IT?

>> Stephen: A SHAMIE, AND FEED

IT NOTHING BUT BABY FOOD.

THE NEW ALBUM IS CALLED "EL

COMINO."

ALL RIGHT, WHY... WHY THE

HISPANIC INFLUENCE?

WHY NOT "THAT COMINO"?

(LAUGHTER)

>> ACTUALLY, WE THOUGHT IT

SOUNDED LIKE A COOL WORD.

>> IT IS COOL!

IT'S A TOTALLY COOL WORD.

WHEN I WAS A KID, EL COMINO WAS

THE COOL CAR.

>> RIGHT.

WE SAW AN ELKO KHA MENO WHEN WE

WERE ON TOUR AND WE THOUGHT "HEY

WHY DON'T WE CALL THE RECORD EL

COMINO."

>> Stephen: THERE SO THERE'S A

BACK STORY.

(LAUGHTER)

ARE YOUR SONGS THAT DEEP?

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

>> THERE'S DEEPER MEANING NOW

BECAUSE THAT WAS OUR TOUR VAN.

>> Stephen: BUT THAT'S NOT AN EL

COMINO.

>> EL COMINO MEANS THE ROAD OR

THE PATH.

>> Stephen: I DIDN'T KNOW THAT.

>> NEITHER DID WE.

WE FOUND THAT OUT.

>> SO YOU'VE MADE THE DECISION

AND MADE IT SOUND MEANINGFUL

LATER?

>> WE DIDN'T MAKE IT SOUND

MEANINGFUL.

WE... WE ACCIDENTALLY WALKED

INTO THAT.

WE FOUND THE MEANING LATER AND

PRETENDED IT WAS MEANINGFUL.

YEAH.

>> Stephen: WELL, I LOVE THAT

IT'S NOT ONLY AN EL COMINO, NONE

OF THE PHOTOS, NONE OF THEM, ARE

EL COMINOS.

>> Stephen: THOSE ARE IN AKRON,

OHIO, WHERE WE'RE FROM.

>> Stephen: YOU GUYS ARING FROM

AKRON!

AKRON, DOES IT HAVE A BIG MUSIC

SCENE IN IS AKRON LIKE ITS OWN

MOTOWN?

AKRON MAKES TIRES, RIGHT?

>> YEAH, IT'S A THE RUBBER

CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.

>> Stephen: IT'S PART OF THE MO

OF MOTOWN?

>> THERE ARE A LOT OF GREAT

BANDS THAT CAME FROM THERE BUT

IT'S SORT OF... DEPRESSED

ECONOMY, NOT A LOT GOING ON.

>> Stephen: WE WOULD HAVE TO...

>> WE WOULD HAVE TO DRIVE TO

CLEVELAND TO PLAY SHOWS.

THERE'S NO CLUBS.

>> Stephen: NO CLUBS IN AKRON.

>> THEY'D GO OUT OF BUSINESS

EVERY YEAR.

>> Stephen: YOU DREW A CROWD.

>> WE LOVE AKRON.

IT'S JUST... YEAH, IT'S A

SMALLER TOWN IN THE MIDWEST AND,

YOU KNOW... YEAH.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: NO, STOP RIGHT

THERE.

LATER WE'LL FIND OUT THAT THAT

MEANS SOMETHING.

(LAUGHTER)

>> THERE'S A LOT OF CHEESE

BERGERS THERE.

>> Stephen: LET'S TALK ABOUT THE

PRESSURE OF STARDOM BECAUSE YOU

GUYS ARE ON A ROCKET SHIP TO THE

MOON RIGHT NOW.

OKAY?

THIS TIME LAST YEAR YOU WERE

BEARDY AND GLASSES, THE ROCK 'N'

ROLL GUYS.

NOW YOU ARE THE BLACK KEYS!

TRIPLE GRAMMY WINNERS!

EVERYTHING YOU DO IS

SCRUTINIZED.

EVERY NOTE.

IS THERE ANY PRESSURE KNOWING

THAT ANY MOMENT THE STAR SHIP

COULD CRASH?

>> UM, YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

>> Stephen: HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH

THAT FRESH INJURY?

>> WE JUST TRY TO IGNORE IT.

>> Stephen:LY NOT LET YOU.

BECAUSE YOU KNOW WE'RE

BROADCASTING THIS TONIGHT.

>> REALLY?

>> Stephen: YEAH.

A LOT OF BANTDZ WE DON'T.

(LAUGHTER)

BUT I'M A HUGE FAN OF YOU GUYS.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> Stephen: I HAVEN'T HEARD THE

NEW ALBUM, WHAT CAN I SNEX IS

THERE ANYTHING DIFFERENT ABOUT

THIS FROM "BROTHERS"?

BECAUSE YOU HAVE THIS BLUESY

SOULFUL ROUGH ROCK 'N' ROLL

SOUND.

>> THERE'S LESS OF THE

SOULFUL... LESS SLOWER SONGS,

MORE UP TEMPO.

BUT DEFINITELY STILL SOUNDS LIKE

US.

>> Stephen: MORE UP TEMPO.

SO A LOT OF MY AUDIENCE WATCHES

THE SHOW WITH MUTE ON.

SO ARE THE SONGS MORE LIKE...

(LAUGHTER)

OR ARE THEY MORE LIKE...

(LAUGHTER)

>> DEFINITELY THE FIRST ONE.

>> Stephen: OR MAYBE MORE

LIKE...

>>

>> YEAH, THERE YOU GO.

>> Stephen: REALLY.

>> MORE LIKE THAT.

>> Stephen: GOD, THAT SOUNDS

LIKE A GREAT ALBUM!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

YOU GUYS FOR YEARS JUST DROVE

AROUND IN LIKE A BAND WITH NO

HEAT... VAN WITH NO HEAT, RIGHT?

>> A VAN WITH NO AIR

CONDITIONING.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN.

DO YOU ENJOY THIS LEVEL OF

SUCCESS?

OBVIOUSLY MONEY IS GOOD BUT DO

YOU LIKE BEING FAMOUS?

BECAUSE I LOVE IT.

I'D RATHER BE FAMOUS THAN

RESPECTED.

(LAUGHTER)

>>

>> I DON'T KNOW, WE'RE NOT TOO

COMFORTABILITY WITH, LIKE, DOING

FAMOUS THINGS.

>> Stephen: GROUPIES...

>> INTERVIEWS....

>> Stephen: GROUPIES, ROCK 'N'

ROLL, HOT AND COLD RUNNING TAIL.

(LAUGHTER)

SERIOUSLY?

SERIOUSLY?

COME ON, I BET YOU GUYS ARE

BEATING THEM OFF WITH A STICK!

(LAUGHTER)

JUST BE HONEST, I WON'T

BROADCAST THIS PART.

(LAUGHTER)

(LAUGHTER)

DAN AUERBACH AND PATRICK CARNEY,

THE BLACK KEYS.

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