The Black Keys Parody Masterclasses: 'That Song Was Trying to Get Me a New Pool'

The band teams with 'Funny or Die' for a hilarious skit

July 16, 2019

“I wrote that song when I was eating caviar with Michael Jordan in Paris,” says Dan Auerbach. Not really though. The Black Keys partnered with Funny or Die to parody the masterclasses with celebrity instructors that are big these days.

Auerbach proceeds to take viewers on a tour of his studio, where he brags about the price tags of the guitars in his arsenal.

“With music, you’re telling a story; you’re painting a picture,” Auerbach continues. “Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and I write lyrics in my dream journal.”

Patrick Carney brought his sense of humor to the skit too. After joking that he considers himself to be the frontman of the Black Keys, the drummer admitted he’s just a frustrated musician.

“It means a lot to be a drummer,” Carney says. “One of the things it means is that you’re not a good guitar player, or as good as someone else that you know who is in your band.”

The clip was directed by Bryan Schlam, who was also behind the band’s comedic video for “Go,” the third single from their new album Let’s Rock. Auerback and Carney took RADIO.COM inside their 9th studio LP and first in 5 years.

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