You probably know drummer Patrick Carney as half of the Black Keys, the acclaimed Akron, Ohio, duo he formed in 2001 with guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach. But Carney has been equally prolific with his own ventures, including Audio Eagle (his record label and recording studio) and now Drummer (a band featuring four other Ohio skinsmen that just released Feel Good Together). Carney, the nephew of multi-instrumentalist Ralph Carney (Tom Waits, They Might Be Giants), always seems to have a lot going on, including Blakroc (a Black Keys project with rappers such as Jim Jones, Mos Def, Q-Tip, RZA and Ludacris with an album due next month) and a Black Keys New Year’s Eve show in Chicago. Carney will also be guest editing magnetmagazine.com this week. Read our Q&A with him.
Carney: I would never become a total vegetarian, even though I eat very little meat, because of hamburgers. I only eat a hamburger (or two) once a week, and the rest of the week, I barely ever eat meat. But the hamburger is my number-one sandwich, and I was born and raised in a burger town (where the two best hamburgers live), so I must eat them. It is my culture. Video after the jump.