The Black Keys are the dominant rock band of the moment, if the GRAMMYS are to be believed. So far at tonight’s GRAMMY Awards, the band have won a pair of awards, while Dan Auerbach has won an additional one for Producer Of The Year (and one of the albums that he produced, Dr. John’s Locked Down, also won a GRAMMY).
With bands continually looking for ways to augment income in face of decreasing across-the-board record sales, brazen advertisers have allowed the Black Keys to turn commercial lawsuits into a lucrative revenue stream.
Despite not releasing an album in 2012, the Black Keys dominated the year in a lot of ways. The most surprising thing, however, is the feasibility of the rock duo doing the same thing in 2013.
Although it was released in 2011, The Black Keys’ El Camino was one of the biggest albums of 2012; it catapulted the group to arena-headlining status and earned them five GRAMMY nominations, including Album Of The Year.