"Rock 'n' roll will never die," sang Neil Young in 1979. Lately, though, it seems to be in a coma.
How else to describe the sad state of rock? The Billboard charts are filled with pop acts, rappers and country singers. Even sugary boy-bands have re-emerged. But search for a rock band — the kind that peels the paint off garage walls and leaves ears ringing — and you won't find many.
One of the only exceptions is the Black Keys, the blues-rock duo of Ohio natives Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums) that headlines at