Black Keys Drummer Patrick Carney Blames Rock & Rolls State on Nickelback – Rochester drums |

Chad Kroeger on stage with Nickelback in Dubli...

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Black Keys Drummer Patrick Carney Blames Rock & Rolls State on Nickelback – Rochester drums |

It isn’t everyday that a member of one major rock band jumps ugly with another major rock band. Well, this is not everyday.

In the new issue of Rolling Stone Magazine, Patrick Carney, drummer for the Black Keys, did just that.

“Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with

Patrick Carney, playing at SXSW in 2010

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Nickelback being the biggest band in the world…”

It appears that Carney is not a fan of  Chad Kroeger and his fellow Canadians. Carney goes on to say that because Nickelback is the biggest band around these days, and they are “watered-down, post-grunge crap, horrendous shit”, people now feel inferior music is acceptable from the most popular acts.

“When people start lumping us into that kind of shit, it’s like, ‘Fuck you,’ honestly.”

Both bands have played in the Rochester, NY area. The Black Keys opened for the Flaming Lips in 2010 at the CMAC. Nickelback was here in 2010 as well, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center.
It will be interesting to see if Nickelback has some type of response. If they do, I’ll do my best to bring it to you.


No More Off-The-Cuff Walk-On Songs For Jimmy Fallon’s Drummer, Questlove


The Late Night With Jimmy Fallon drummer, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, will no longer be able to select songs for the show without first clearing them with three NBC execs. Questlove, the drummer for Fallon’s house band, The Roots, chose the song ”Lyin’ Ass Bitch” when Rep.  Michele Bachmann (R), a Republican presidential nominee hopeful, appeared on the late night talk show recently.

According to an interview with Rolling Stone, Talking to Rolling Stone before the incident, Questlove  admitted he was planning the number.

“I’m gunning for Bachmann,” he said. “I want to try and do Fishbone’s ‘Lyin’ Ass Bitch.’ I just don’t know if I’m going to tell Jimmy.”

speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on Februar...

While Bachmann didn’t object on camera, the song’s lyrics caused a huge stir and NBC had to apologize. Questlove told the magazine he was awakened by a 9 a.m. call the next morning summoning him to 30 Rock. He was told he must clear every song with three different NBC execs, and he was forbidden to tweet about the incident.

“It was a real bummer,” adds Fallon. “We don’t want to censor anyone, but … I don’t know. Maybe Questlove is a Romney guy.”

This was not the first time the show’s musical director has run afoul with his selections. Fallon had to censor Questlove’s previous choices of intro music when he wanted to use “She Blinded Me With Science” to introduce Katie Holmes, a prominent follower of Scientology. The New York Post reported his reaction to Fallon nixing the Thomas Dolby 80’s hit “That would have been good,” Questlove laughed.