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Chris Marrs Piliero is an American actor, writer, producer, and director of short films and music videos.


Piliero directed the 2010 music video for Tighten Up by The Black Keys, which won the 2010 MTV Video Music Award for Breakthrough Video.

Tighten Up (The Black Keys song) 2010 single by The Black Keys

"Tighten Up" is a song by American rock band The Black Keys. It is the third track on their 2010 album Brothers and was released as the record's first single on April 23, 2010. Dan Auerbach told The Sun how the song originated: "That was the last song we did for the record. We had a couple of days off and so did Brian and since we are friends and like hanging out with each other we thought it would be fun to go into the studio and see if we could come up with a tune. We always have a blast when the three of us get together."

The Black Keys American rock band

The Black Keys are an American rock band formed in Akron, Ohio, in 2001. The group consists of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney (drums). The duo began as an independent act, recording music in basements and self-producing their records, before they eventually emerged as one of the most popular garage rock artists during a second wave of the genre's revival in the 2010s. The band's raw blues rock sound draws heavily from Auerbach's blues influences, including Junior Kimbrough, Howlin' Wolf, and Robert Johnson.

Piliero subsequently directed the music video for Howlin' for You by The Black Keys—a parody in the form of an action movie trailer. Released in February 2011, it includes Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney (The Black Keys) in a minor role of two henchmen referred to as "Las Teclas de Negro". The video was nominated for the 2011 MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video. [1] An interview with Piliero during the filming of this video was released in March 2011 with some commentary about the filming, and short clips of the cast describing their characters.

"Howlin' for You" is a song by The Black Keys from the band's sixth album, Brothers.

Dan Auerbach American musician

Daniel Quine Auerbach is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer, best known as the guitarist and vocalist for The Black Keys, a blues rock band from Akron, Ohio. As a member of the band, Auerbach has recorded and co-produced eight studio albums with his bandmate Patrick Carney. In 2009, Auerbach released a solo album entitled Keep It Hid. He released another solo album in 2017, entitled Waiting on a Song. In addition to winning several Grammy Awards as a member of the Black Keys, Auerbach received the 2013 Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical for co-producing his band's 2011 album, El Camino, and for producing records by Dr. John and Hacienda.

Patrick Carney American musician

Patrick James Carney is an American musician and producer. Carney serves as the drummer for The Black Keys, a blues rock band from Akron, Ohio. He is currently based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Piliero also wrote and directed many other music videos, including the 2010 video If You Let Me by Chrissie Hynde's band JP, Chrissie and the Fairground Boys and the 2011 videos I Wanna Go and Criminal by Britney Spears.

Chrissie Hynde Rock singer-songwriter and founder of Pretenders

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"I Wanna Go" is a song recorded by American singer Britney Spears for her seventh studio album, Femme Fatale (2011). It was written and produced by Max Martin and Shellback, with additional writing by Savan Kotecha. Spears first posted on her Twitter account a link to a clip of the song in February 2011, a month prior to the album's release. Following a poll on her official website, "I Wanna Go" was chosen as the third single of the album, and Jive Records released it on June 13, 2011.

Criminal (Britney Spears song) song by Britney Spears

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Partial list of music videos

Release DateTitleArtist
April 19, 2007"Be Good to Me" Ashley Tisdale
August 17, 2008Boot of Chinese Plastic The Pretenders
May 30, 2009

OK It's Alright With Me

Eric Hutchinson
September 30, 2009 Crash Cavo
March 30, 2010 Love Like Woe

The Ready Set

May 30, 2010Next Girl The Black Keys
July 18, 2010If You Think This Song Is About You, It Probably Is D.R.U.G.S.
August 4, 2010"If You Let Me" JP, Chrissie and the Fairground Boys
May 20, 2010"Tighten Up" 1 The Black Keys
November 4, 2010"Hey Baby, Here's That Song You Wanted" Blessthefall
February 10, 2011"Howlin' for You"The Black Keys
February 20, 2011"For You and Your Denial" Yellowcard
February 25, 2011"Blow" Kesha
March 31, 2011"Hang You Up"Yellowcard
April 30, 2011"Superlover" Lucy Fleming
June 7, 2011"Around My Head" Cage the Elephant
June 22, 2011"I Wanna Go" Britney Spears
September 28, 2011 Faith (When I Let You Down) Taking Back Sunday
September 30, 2011 All Signs Point to Lauderdale A Day to Remember
October 17, 2011"Criminal" Britney Spears
April 25, 2012 Dancing in My Head (Tom Hangs Remix) Eric Turner
October 15, 2012"I Found You" The Wanted
October 22, 2012"The Baddest Man Alive"The Black Keys and RZA
January 4, 2013"Thank You" MKTO
February 24, 2013"Thank You Very Much" Margaret
April 30, 2013"Popular Song" MIKA ft. Ariana Grande
May 28, 2013"People Like Us" Kelly Clarkson
August 20, 2013"Rock N Roll" Avril Lavigne
June 2, 2014"Hello, You Beautiful Thing" Jason Mraz
July 1, 2014"Ugly Heart" G.R.L.
August 12, 2014"Break Free" Ariana Grande ft. Zedd
November 24, 2014"Santa Tell Me" Ariana Grande
December 16, 2014 Get Over It McBusted
January 12, 2015 Something's Gotta Give All Time Low
December 16, 2016 Life Goes On Fergie
February 27, 2017"Everyday" Ariana Grande ft. Future


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  1. "MTV VMA 2011 Best Rock Video Nominees" . Retrieved January 10, 2012.
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