For years the Black Keys toured the country behind their lo-fi blues-rock, growing their fanbase the old-fashioned way. Cut to the 2010s, and the guys now have seven GRAMMYs and they headline arenas and festivals.

How did two dudes from Akron, Ohio make the platinum leap? We spoke to KROQ’s Stryker and McCabe, AMP Radio’s Booker, Entertainment Weekly’s Leah Greenblatt, music journalist Alan Light and Rolling Stone’s Anthony DeCurtis about the band’s road from small clubs to the big time.

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Catch them headlining KROQ’s Weenie Roast Saturday May 18 at noon PT. If you can’t make it to L.A. you can watch the webcast from your couch.

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