[pullquote quote="MTV is kind of a joke now anyway - what's more funny than that?" credit="Dan Auerbach"]The Black Keys recently won an MTV award for their song, “Tighten’ Up,” in the category of Breakthrough Video of the Year. When the award was presented the wrong name was on the plaque.
Photos: The Black Keys 12/30/2010In a recent interview with GQ Magazine, Dan Auerbach, lead singer and guitarist for the Black Keys is quoted as saying “I was just like, Wow. A channel that’s never respected us or played us to f— us like that? [laughs] I mean, MTV is kind of a joke now anyway — what’s more funny than that? We figured that we should get proper ones made with our names on it, because in 20 years, nobody’s going to know who the Black Eyed Peas are. We’d have this stupid award with Black Eyed Peas on it and nobody’s going to get the joke.”
We’re hearing this now because the band is doing some promotional work for a new album “El Camino,” which is set for a December 6 release. The first single will be a song called, “Lonely Boy.” That song and a “b” side called “Run Right Back” will be issued on 12″ vinyl and available as a part of Record Store Day’s “Back to Black” Friday on November 25th.
Hear the new song from the Black Keys on New Music Thursday tomorrow.