Monday, April 23, 2012
The Black Keys Featured on CBS Sunday Morning; Pay Tribute to Levon Helm at Coachella with John Fogerty
The band returned to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, on Friday for the second of two consecutive weekends headlining the Coachella festival. This time, the band was joined by one musical legend to help celebrate another, when John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival fame took the stage with them to perform The Band's "The Weight," in honor of the late Levon Helm, whom Auerbach says was an inspiration both to him and to Carney.
"The gesture by the Black Keys was touching and fitting in a set packed with explosive and gritty roots rock, including hits 'I Got Mine' and 'Lonely Boy,'" writes the Los Angeles Times' Jessica Gelt, who concludes that at Coachella, "the night belonged to the Black Keys—and to Helm." Watch the performance below.
On Saturday, The Black Keys released a deluxe vinyl issue of their critically acclaimed 2011 album El Camino in honor of Record Store Day. The package also contains a bonus CD, a limited-edition poster, and a 45 RPM 7" single featuring two previously unreleased live tracks: "Sister" and "Money Maker." A limited number of this Record Store Day exclusive are available in the Nonesuch Store.
The Black Keys and John Fogerty Perform "The Weight":