"Everybody always wants to rebel against their parents' music, but nobody listened to music louder than my dad."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Dan Auerbach on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Dan Auerbach on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Dan Auerbach on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Dan Auerbach on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Dan Auerbach on Friedrich Nietzsche
"You get to bring your own sound system when you play an arena, all the lights and visual stuff, which I think is really cool. There's something about those old arenas, where it feels larger than life."
"I used to be really nervous when I sang. Like, when I was a kid starting young, 18 and 19, and my dad really had to sort of push me to start singing in front of people. Ever since I got out there and really started doing it, the only thing I've ever tried to do is just sort of is be myself, you know, never put on a voice. Sing naturally."
"Bands from Akron have a sense of humor and don't tend to take themselves too seriously."
"My mom bought me a white Strat, but that wasn't what I wanted, so I went to a guitar store in Cleveland and - the guy told me it was a really good deal - made an even swap for a blue Teisco Del Ray. I loved that guitar and used it a bunch."