The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney “didn’t even realize” he had cut his finger.
The 42-year-old drummer was chopping vegetables at his teenage job at a health food store when he was distracted by a friend and accidentally sliced his finger – and his pal then tried to glue it back on.
He recalled to MOJO magazine, “I was 16, but I was able to use the knife because I lied about my age.
“They thought I was older than I really was.
“This guy walks up and shows me this little catalog of people who are into it. What the hell?
“I kept cutting with the knife and cut off my fucking little finger! I didn’t even realize I had done it.
“So the guy grabs some duct tape and sticks my finger back. Of course he does. He’s a punk rock guy. They fix everything with duct tape.
Luckily, doctors were able to reattach Patrick’s finger, but he lost feeling and had to stop playing guitar, which led him to take up drums again.
Meanwhile, Patrick and his bandmate, Dan Auerbach, have been busy working on their 11th studio album, “Dropout Boogie,” and although they’ve worked together for years, they’ve never had a better time than ever. they only did to make the new LP.
Patrick said: “I definitely had the funniest ‘Dropout Boogie’ of any other record.
“It was the easiest to do not because we call it at this point, but because we can communicate better with each other.”
The pair never officially expanded their two-piece line-up and are happier that way.
Patrick said: “We don’t put restrictions on ourselves and we don’t force ourselves to play two-pieces. That’s how we naturally want to play.”