The Black Keys Named New Album After Executed Man’s Last Words – Interview
"Let's Rock" is the upcoming ninth studio album by rock duo The Black Keys — and the album title has quite an interesting story behind it. Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez recently spoke with the gentlemen in the band about the upcoming album and how the name was inspired by a man who was executed.
According to members Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, "let's rock" were the final words of a man who was being executed by electric chair in Tennessee the day they were recording the album. So the seemingly light-hearted connotation to the phrase "let's rock" does not actually hold up in this case.
"The coincidence was so strange and just so absurd...We can't just do that light and fun title," the band says. Low and behold — the album artwork is an electric chair.
After explaining how the last album tour cycle made the band feel burnt out, thus leading to a several year-long break, they warn that they will not be touring as extensively in the future in order to prevent it from happening again. However, they explain that the shows and the music will be better as a result of them not feeling tour exhaustion.
Listen to the full interview above.
If The Black Keys are coming to a city near you, don't miss it. See the dates here. "Let's Rock" will be out June 28.
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