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The Black Keys release new song, 'Turn Blue' -- hear it here

What’s black and blue and new all over?

The Black Keys’ “Turn Blue” — the title track to their upcoming eighth album, debuted today on drummer Patrick Carney’s SiriusXM show “Serious Boredom.” Hear it here: READ FULL STORY

Moody summer vibes on Lana Del Rey's new single 'West Coast': hear it here

Lana Del Rey unveiled her new single “West Coast,” at Coachella last weekend — and in case you weren’t part of the desert masses this year, you can check it out below. The bluesy summer tune is off of her upcoming album Ultraviolence, which drops May 1st.

There’s a heavy influence from producer Dan Auerbach, The Black Keys frontman who has been working with her on the album. Can you catch the threads of The Beatles’ “And I Love Her“?

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The Black Keys use Mike Tyson's Twitter account to announce new album, 'Turn Blue'

The Black Keys have had some pretty great collaborations over the years. But we certainly did not expect a partnership with Mike Tyson.

The blues-rock duo announced the title and release date of their new album — Turn Blue, out May 13 — via the boxing icon’s verified Twitter account on Friday:

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Patrick Carney on Justin Bieber's lack of Grammys: 'He's making a lot of money. He should be happy'

One person not upset about the Justin Bieber Grammys “snub”? Patrick Carney of The Black Keys.

“Grammys are for like music, not for money … and he’s making a lot of money. He should be happy,” Carney told TMZ,

This isn’t the first time Carney has taken a swipe at another celebrity. After last year’s Grammys, Carney told EW, “We walked the red carpet, and I just remember everyone pushing us out of the way so that Kim Kardashian and Snooki could get through. It became pretty obvious that it wasn’t so much about the music as it was about the famous people. It was a little bit gross.” READ FULL STORY

Black Keys sue casino owner over song

The Black Keys are remaining vigilant when it comes to sound-a-like songs.

The Nashville duo is suing Pinnacle Entertainment in New York federal court. Drummer Patrick Carney and singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach say the casino owner commissioned a song that sounds like their hit “Howlin’ For You” for a commercial advertising two of its Louisiana properties. They are asking a judge for an injunction and compensation.

“The experts confirmed that this was copyright infringement,” the band said in a statement Wednesday to The Associated Press.

The Keys recently settled lawsuits against Pizza Hut and Home Depot over similar charges of copying the songs “Lonely Boy” and “Gold on the Ceiling.” Terms of those settlements were not released.

The Keys are up for five trophies at next month’s Grammy Awards and Auerbach also has been nominated for producer of the year.

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Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons added to Grammy lineup

Considering there are a total of 81 categories at the Grammy Awards and only a small fraction of those actually get handed out during the telecast, the main events of any given Grammy show are the performances. What other reason did anybody have to tune into last year’s show other than to watch Jennifer Hudson’s tribute to Whitney Houston and Nicki Minaj’s British-accented exorcism?

This year’s batch of performers is starting to build, and it begins with some massive acts. Rihanna, Taylor Swift, fun., Mumford & Sons, and the Black Keys have all been confirmed to perform live at the 55th Grammy Awards, which will take place at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 10.

Mumford, fun., and the Black Keys are among the most nominated artists at this year’s show (Mumford and fun. each have six, while the Black Keys have five plus one more Producer of the Year nod for Dan Auerbach). Rihanna and Taylor will walk into the building with three nominations each, though Swift likely would have collected more had her latest album Red come out in time for consideration (pencil her in for at least a half-dozen noms in 2014).

Now that we know some of the people who will definitely be performing, the speculation can begin about what those artists will perform and who they might invite along. READ FULL STORY

Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney getting his own SiriusXM radio show

Could the dudes in the Black Keys be any busier?

The indie-rock duo, who were recently announced as nominees in some of the Grammy’s biggest categories, have kept themselves occupied all year with all sorts of extracurricular activities, from collaborating with Dr. John to producing the Sheepdogs.

And it looks like 2013 won’t be any different: SiriusXM has announced that Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney will be hosting his own monthly show for the satellite radio service starting tomorrow.

New episodes of the show, titled Serious Boredom, will air on SiriusXMU at 8 p.m. ET on the first Thursday of every month beginning in January. According to SiriusXM, it’ll feature Carney “talking about and playing his favorite independent music, new and old, as well as music from his personal collection.”

Who does that mean? They say to expect artists like Pavement, Guided By Voices, and Yo La Tengo, plus a new duet by Adam Green and Binki Shapiro.

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Grammy Nominations 2013: Your water cooler cheat sheet!

The Grammy nominations are in — and by now, we hope you’ve had time to do the following: Read the full list of major nominees, peruse Kyle Anderson’s take on the biggest snubs and surprises, and enjoy Scooter Braun’s Twitter tantrum.

But if all that’s not enough for you, we’ve cobbled together some interesting trends about this year’s crop of Grammy nominees — so even if you’re not a Grammys aficionado, you can pretend to be one around the office.

* The Best Album category this year is oddly rock-heavy With the notable exception of Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange, the Best Album category is dominated by rock acts. But whereas the category (until very recently) used to feature the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, and Robert Plant and Allison Krauss, it’s now honoring a newer crop of rockers.

Or, as one of my co-workers put it, “It’s like the Grammy voters have replaced their old fogies with young fogies.” The inclusion of The Black Keys’ El Camino and Jack White’s Blunderbuss feels especially odd, since both of those acts’ previous albums were substantially better than those efforts. (Though the White Stripes’ excellent 2004 release Elephant did get a nod that year.) Add in Mumford & Sons’s Babel and fun.’s Some Nights, and you’ve got a very dude-ish, very guitar-heavy category. READ FULL STORY

Black Keys and RZA duke it out in the 'Baddest Man Alive' video: Watch it here

You’ve already gotten a chance to listen to the soundtrack to RZA’s The Man With the Iron Fists, but you still have to wait until Nov. 2 to see the movie itself. Boo! But luckily, there’s a way to split the difference: the new action-heavy music video for the Black Keys and RZA’s “The Baddest Man Alive.”

The collaboration leads off the movie’s soundtrack, which hits streets today, and impressively blends together the Keys’ brand of bluesy bar rock and RZA’s iconic flow. But the best thing about the Chris Marrs Piliero-directed clip, which pits the Wu-Tang vet against the Akron band, has to be the innovative use of food as weaponry. The shot of RZA smacking Dan Auerbach with a fish is pretty priceless — and a good sign that The Man With the Iron Fists will probably be as awesome as it looks.

Take a look at the “Baddest Man Alive” clip below and let us know what you think:

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RZA's 'The Man with the Iron Fists' Soundtrack -- Hear it here

The trailer for the RZA-directed The Man with the Iron Fists poses a number of questions: What is happening? What is Russell Crowe doing in that mustache? Can we buy a ticket now? But one thing is for certain: the soundtrack is pretty badass.

RZA is the guy who produced Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) after all. So it’s no surprise that he called up a bunch of his friends — including Kanye, Pusha T, The Black Keys, and his Wu-Tang comrades, no big deal — and made what is likely to be one of the best hip-hop movie soundtracks this side of Menace II Society.

The record hits stores on Oct. 23, but it’s available now to stream online — check it out after the jump.

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