The Black Keys recently spoke about meeting Steve Miller and inducting him into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The duo said the whole experience of meeting Steve Miller was “unpleasant” for them. Miller himself hit out at the Hall of Fame shortly after he was inducted. He criticised the lack of female inductees (there were none in 2016 and only Joan Jett in 2015), before criticising the award show for a lack of respect as well.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach spoke about the experience of inducting Steve Miller. He said “We got a really uncomfortable feeling when we first met Steve. He had no idea who we were. No idea. The first thing he told us was ‘I can’t wait to get out of here.’ He knew that we signed up to do this speech for him. And he made no effort to… even figure out who we were.”
He continued saying “Pat [Black Keys drummer] and I were both definitely disappointed, to say the least… It’s almost like he doesn’t have respect for the younger generations and how hard it is in the business today.”
The Black Keys frontman said Miller made “a very mild attempt” to talk to them but said it feel “disingenuous”, before saying “It almost made it feel worse… Honestly, the most unpleasant part was being around him… Pat and I both regret it”.
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