Dan Auerbach Quotes

  • I'm certainly not your typical front-man material. Some people love being on stage and really open up, and I'm sort of the opposite of that. I don't crave the spotlight. I'm still not comfortable even talking on stage.
  • My mom bought me a white Strat, but that wasn't what I wanted, so I went to a guitar store in Cleveland and - the guy told me it was a really good deal - made an even swap for a blue Teisco Del Ray. I loved that guitar and used it a bunch.
  • I'm definitely a guitar player, but it's the last thing I listen to in a song, after the singer and the drums.
  • The modern video games kind of - they're too three dimensional.
  • I never listen to Led Zeppelin. But, I mean, I don't think Robert Plant or Jimmy Page listen to Led Zeppelin, either. We all probably obsessed over the same old blues records growing up.
  • A Grammy is really nice, but having lots of fans is really nice, too. I think just getting a record out is a success on its own.
  • You know, there's always someone in mind when I'm writing. You know, it's all comes from somewhere inside.
  • Being 16 years old and getting an electric guitar is never going to get old. There's always going to be kids making music. There's always going to be kids in bands.
  • Dude, everybody wants to be Andre 3000. He's got abs for days. How does that guy get so ripped?
  • Coming from a smaller place always made things feel more personal, which is really what it's all about.
  • My mum's family would all get together, with guitars, harmonica, mandolins and upright bass and play old blues and folk songs. That was normal to me.
  • You know who we hear about all the rappers from? The bus drivers.
  • You get to bring your own sound system when you play an arena, all the lights and visual stuff, which I think is really cool. There's something about those old arenas, where it feels larger than life.
  • Well, when The Black Keys make a record, I never really feel limited. To me, it seems the possibilities are always endless. The big difference has been playing live and being able to recreate every little part of the record.
  • Guitar solos bore the hell out of me. Only a few guitarists interest me, and it's not about the solos they play, it's about the grooves they create.
  • The Black Keys is just a band that wants to get on stage and rock it.
  • Everybody always wants to rebel against their parents' music, but nobody listened to music louder than my dad.
  • Bands from Akron have a sense of humor and don't tend to take themselves too seriously.
  • I'm really not worried about what fans think.
  • I tend to name albums after one of the songs.
  • When I recorded my solo album, 'Keep It Hid,' in 2008, I'd gotten more interested in songwriting, inspired by reading Charles Bukowski and connecting with unfancy, interesting language.