Akron, Ohio born and bred rockstar, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, stopped by the KROQ Coachella House and told afternoon drive DJ Stryker why he chose to live in Nashville, Tennessee instead of another major music metropolis like Los Angeles or New York.

The Black Keys frontman has been making news by working with some of the most buzzed about indie blues-rock artists like Costa Mesa’s The Growlers and Los Angeles’ Hanni El Khatib, whom he met at a bar in Paris. He said he likes to make the bands come to him at his Nashville home.

When Stryker asked Auerbach why he liked living in Nashville so much, the musician said that he “didn’t want to move to a big city” because he “grew up in a small town,” but “wanted that feel except with more options.”

The Black Keys frontman also talked about the “meat and three” BBQ options available in Tennessee, the “magical” Bourbon well that you throw a “quarter” into and “get ripped,” the cheap gas, and the “free Wonder Bread.”

Auerbach also divulged that the “Gold on The Ceiling” hit makers “have a couple weeks booked to go into the studio in a few months just to see what happens.”

Their last album El Camino was produced by Grammy-award nominated producer and musician Brian Burton a/k/a Danger Mouse who was also in Broken Bells with James Mercer of the Shines and Gnarls Barkley with Voice coach Cee-Lo Green.

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