Pinch-pounder: Black Keys drummer fills in at Indians opener
CLEVELAND (AP) — Patrick Carney wasn’t nervous earlier than his first dwell drumming gig in additional than a 12 months, simply honored.
A lifelong Indians fan and one half of The Black Keys, the Grammy Award-winning rock duo from Akron, Ohio, Carney stuffed in Monday at Cleveland’s dwelling opener for drummer John Adams, who’s recovering from coronary heart surgical procedure.
Adams missed his first dwelling opener since 1973, ending a run that has featured him sitting excessive within the left-field bleachers and pounding a gentle beat at any time when the Indians are hitting.
Carney was thrilled to have the ability to sit in for Adams.
“I’m stoked to be right here for John,” Carney stated about two hours earlier than the Indians hosted the Kansas Metropolis Royals at Progressive Subject. “It’s the perfect seat in the home and I want John could possibly be right here, clearly. Once I heard he wasn’t wholesome sufficient to make it, I believed it was good option to pay some respect to him and present him some love.”
Earlier than he might start banging away, Carney was bestowed drumming duties by Adams throughout a video presentation within the first inning.
Carney stated he attended his first Indians sport in Cleveland when he was “5 or 6” and that one in every of his shut mates who accompanied him to that sport a long time in the past was attending the opener.
Like so many musical acts, Black Keys have not on a stage since simply earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic shut down regular life.
“That is my first present since final January,” Carney stated. “Loopy. That is gonna be enjoyable.”
Carney stated he is trying ahead to live shows resuming and that Black Keys and he and Dan Auerbach might have an announcement subsequent week on their upcoming plans.
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