In a new episode of the Noisey series Guitar Moves, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys teaches the show's host Matt Sweeney how to play slide guitar.
He even reveals that he learned to play guitar from studying original bluesmen on footage recorded by folk lyricist Alan Lomax. "You know what was great, the Alan Lomax videos of those guys," he says. "That's how I learned to play this stuff. I went to the library and I would get the VHS tapes and I would watch. 'Cos the best way to learn is to watch."
The Black Keys are wasting no time working on their next album. They're hinting at a late 2013 release date: "We're going to start making the new album in the second week of January and we're hoping to have it done by some time in March."
He added: "Then we're going to take the summer off, which we haven't done for a while. The record isn't written yet, we'll do it when we get into the studio. This is when we both work best, when we're dying to make an album. All of our records take place in the studio, in that we make stuff up while we're there."
Have a nice summer, guys!