Photo of Dan Auerbach by Josh Brasted/FilmMagic
The Black Keys singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach is planning to release a new solo album this spring, serving as the followup to his 2009 record Keep It Hid.
Now a resident of Nashville for six years, Auerbach has rallied a number of old-school figures for the new LP. Among those contributing are 78-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and guitarist Duane Eddy; Johnny Cash and Dwight Yoakam collaborator and bassist Dave Roe (who also worked with Auerbach for his The Arcs album Yours, Dreamily); and fellow Memphis icons, drummer Gene Christman and pianist Bobby Wood, both of whom previously worked with the likes of Elvis Presley.
"I learned so much from these guys," Auerbach said of working with such storied musicians, speaking with Rolling Stone in a new interview.
He also made clear The Black Keys are still on hiatus and re-energizing, although he gave little further insight. "It's hard to turn away money, but you have to recharge," he said.