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Black Keys Say They Used To Get Frustrated They Weren't Bigger

Black Keys Say They Used To Get Frustrated They Weren't Bigger

Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach says the group used to get frustrated that they weren't more popular.

Speaking with Britain's The Sun, the rocker says they no longer have such worries and likely enjoy their success more because it took so long to achieve:

"Stuff used to piss me off and I'd moan about it. Like 'Why aren't we up here on the bill? Why aren't we playing a higher festival slot?' I don't know. I'm glad it took us this long because we appreciate every opportunity that we've got."

"Every step up we feel better about it. I love our audience - that they are all so different. Old and new fans across the board. The shows have got bigger - but gradually, so it's lessened the blow," he adds.

Auerbach also said he's grown jaded towards the Grammy Awards since they fail to recognize so many great bands:

"There's so much good music in the U.S. and there is just a small section that gets recognized at the Grammys," he said. "I don't have any patience and I can't bulls**t myself by sitting through a Justin Bieber song. I am not interested in that s**t. I am an adult and really I don't know who the f**k listens to Justin Bieber."

by RTT Staff Writer

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