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The Black Keys Producing Lana Del Rey’s ‘Ultraviolence’

Lana Del Rey and Dan AuerbachLana Del Rey's new album Ultraviolence is being produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach.

The "National Anthem" singer took to Twitter yesterday to post a picture of herself sitting on the lap of the rock frontman and Grammy Award winning producer. She teased fans by writing alongside the snap, "Me and Dan Auerbach are excited to present you Ultraviolence."

Dan has produced records for a number of artists including The Growlers, Hanni El Khatib and Dr. John, and the picture hints that he has been working with Lana on the follow-up to Born to Die in 2012, her second studio album.

Ultraviolence is rumored to be released on May 1, after the singer accidentally told a fan the release date, whilst signing an autograph.


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Jack White Set for the Grammys

Jack WhiteJack White, Carrie Underwood and Ed Sheeran have been confirmed to perform at the Grammy Awards.

Nine time award winner Jack will take to the stage at the 55th annual event - held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 10 - as will Ed, who is teaming up for a special duet with Elton John. "Buzzing to announce I am going to be performing live on @TheGRAMMYs ... Cannot wait! (sic)" Ed wrote on Twitter.

Ed's track "The A Team" is competing for "Song Of The Year," while Jack's Blunderbuss album is nominated for the Best Rock Album and Album of the Year, while "Freedom at 21" receives the nod for Best Rock Song.

Jack recently said he believes his debut solo has been such a success because he was tough with himself the whole way through recording: "I have an obsession with being hard on myself because I really need to feel proud of what I do. If I look back and see that I got the best engineers, that someone mixed the record for me, that it was just a bunch of people playing the parts, I couldn't live with throwing my name on top of it."

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Rihanna, Taylor Swift to Perform at Grammys

RihannaMumford & Sons, Rihanna and Taylor Swift are among the first performers confirmed for the 2013 Grammy Awards. Fun. and The Black Keys will also hit the stage at the biggest night in American music, which takes place on February 10.

All of the performers are nominated at the 55th annual music industry awards, with Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys and Fun. leading the pack with six nods apiece, along with Jay-Z, Kanye West and Frank Ocean.

Fun. are nominated in categories including Album of the Year for their debut, Some Nights, Record of the Year and Song of the Year for the Janelle Monae-featuring hit "We Are Young," and Best New Artist.

The Black Keys' seventh album El Camino is up for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album, while single "Lonely Boy" is nominated for Record of the Year. Mumford & Sons' chart-topping album Babel will also compete for Album of the Year.

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Lady Gaga to Perform with Rolling Stones

Lay Gaga and Mick Jagger

Lady Gaga will join The Rolling Stones on stage in New Jersey. The "Bad Romance" hitmaker, Bruce Springsteen and The Black Keys will perform with the veteran rockers at their final 50 and Counting show at the Prudential Center in Newark on Saturday, and the "Brown Sugar" stars are very "excited" at the prospect.

"We're excited these extraordinary artists, Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and The Black Keys, have agreed to help celebrate our 50th Anniversary as we share the night live with our fans all over the world. Now the fun begins of trying to figure out the best songs to perform together," The Rolling Stones said in a statement.

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2013 Grammy Nominations Announced

Kanye WestKanye West, Mumford & Sons and Jay-Z have landed six nominations each for the Grammy Awards 2013.

The hip-hop artists and folk-rockers were joined by Frank Ocean and The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach in gaining the most nods when the shortlist was announced in Nashville, Tennessee, last night. Indie group fun. also boasted an impressive haul, scoring nominations in the four major categories; Record of the Year and Song of the Year for their single "We Are Young feat. Janelle Monae," Album of the Year for their debut Some Nights, and Best New Artist.

Speaking after they had performed at the nominations, fun. singer Nate Ruess said, "Tonight, all I wanted to do was get up and really give it our all receiving the nomination is amazing and a culmination of hard work the three of us have put into this band." fun. share three of their nominations with Frank, whose "Channel Orange" is up for Album of the Year, his single "Thinkin' Bout You" is up for Record of the Year, and who also has a nomination in the Best New Artist category.

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The Black Keys Confirm New Album

The Black KeysThe Black Keys are planning a new album for 2013.

The "Lonely Boy" group are planning to follow up 2011's El Camino with their eighth album early next year. Drummer Patrick Carney told KROQ, "We're going to start making a new album in January and we're going to tour a little more in the spring. Our plan is to have the new album done by the end of spring or earlier, then hopefully take a few months off to do normal things like go to bed early and wake up early, walk the dog, that kind of stuff. Then we'll probably be back on the road starting next fall."

While the band are known for how hard they work, Patrick - who recently married Emily Ward - is adamant they will have a break next year. "Whenever we try to build in breaks and time off, it doesn't work out. But next year, we're also committed to a vacation," he added.

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The Black Keys Accuse Nickelback of Killing Rock

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Alternative, Blues, Rock

The Black KeysThe Black Keys think "Rock 'n' roll is dying" because of Nickelback. The blues rockers blame the fact a radio friendly commercial group like the "Rockstar" group have become so big, putting other bands off from trying to be authentic.

"Rock 'n' roll is dying because people became O.K. with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world. So they became O.K. with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be s**t - therefore you should never try to be the biggest rock band in the world. F**k that! Rock 'n' roll is the music I feel the most passionately about, and I don't like to see it f***ing ruined and spoon-fed down our throats in this watered-down, post-grunge crap, horrendous s**t. When people start lumping us into that kind of s**t, it's like, 'F**k you,' honestly," drummer Patrick Carney told Rolling Stone.

The duo - completed by singer and guitarist Dan Auerbach - have always tried to remain true to their roots since they formed in 2001, and previously admitted initially turning down large amounts of money to use their songs in TV adverts, as they didn't want to be seen as "selling out."


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