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Casablancas Slams Un-rock Criticism

7th December 2005

JULIAN CASABLANCAS has dismissed criticism THE STROKES are not genuine rockers and only found fame because of their privileged backgrounds. The singer/songwriter, who attended a Swiss boarding school and whose father is the founder...

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The Strokes And Franz Ferdinand Eye Supergroup

6th December 2005

US rockers THE STROKES and British band FRANZ FERDINAND are such fans of each other's music, they're planning on teaming up as a supergroup. The bands' mutual respect formed over two nights last week...

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Strokes Director Took His Name Off Video Over Cuts

6th December 2005

The director of THE STROKES' controversial video for new single JUICEBOX decided to take his name off the promo after MTV forced him to make cuts. MICHAEL PALMIERI is amazed by how much emphasis...

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The Strokes: 'We Were A Joke'

2nd December 2005

THE STROKES insist they were so exhausted during their 2004 ROOM ON FIRE tour, their lacklustre performances became "comical". The New York rockers spiralled into self-destruction after rocketing to fame, with frontman JULIAN CASABLANCAS...

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The Things They Say 700

27th November 2005

"Sure, I remember T In The Park. I was drunk but not mean drunk. Just the two pints of beer and still in a good mood." THE STROKES frontman JULIAN CASABLANCAS defends his onstage drinking,...

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Strokes Spurred On By 'Brutal' Khane

25th November 2005

New York rockers THE STROKES were terrorised by producer DAVID KHANE while making new album FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF EARTH, as he forced them to strive for perfection. The LAST NITE stars couldn't wait to...

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Strokes Create Hype With Secret Shows

16th November 2005

New York rock band THE STROKES are kicking off a secret world tour, in a bid to recreate the buzz of excitement fans enjoyed when they first performed. The LAST NITE hitmakers are performing...

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Robbie Williams: 'Pop Works In Mysterious Ways'

18th October 2005

British popstar ROBBIE WILLIAMS is convinced the key to pop greatness is a magical ingredient which only a tiny proportion of bands and artists are blessed with. The ANGELS hitmaker has pinpointed a special...

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The Strokes And Ryan Adams' Chess Challenge

16th October 2005

Rocker RYAN ADAMS is a chess fanatic, and he insists THE STROKES are just as obsessed with the intellectual game as he is. Unlike many rock stars, who relax by hurling televisions out of...

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The Strokes Working On Shocking Video

14th October 2005

American rockers THE STROKES are working on a sexually explicit video to go with their upcoming new single JUICEBOX. The LAST NITE hitmakers, who have finished work on their third album FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF...

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Twiggy: 'Kate Moss Too Old To Play Me'

30th September 2005

Slim veteran model TWIGGY has branded fellow catwalk siren KATE MOSS too old to play her in a movie biopic. The British catwalk queen maintains troubled Moss' alleged drug addiction played no part in...

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The Strokes Release New Single Early

28th September 2005

LATEST: American rockers THE STROKES have released their comeback single on the internet after it was leaked onto file-sharing websites last week (ends25SEP05). JUICE BOX, the first single to be taken from the LAST...

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The Strokes Single Leaked Online

22nd September 2005

American rockers THE STROKES are the latest band to have new material distributed on file sharing websites before it is officially released. JUICE BOX - the first single to be taken from the LAST...

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De Cadenet Captures The Stars In New Photo Book

31st August 2005

Former wild child-turned-photographer AMANDA DE CADENET has compiled her most candid shots of her famous friends for a new book, RARE BIRDS. The starry photo album features party snapshots of pals like BENICIO DEL...

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Fallon Bonds With Barrymore's Boyfriend

5th August 2005

American funnyman JIMMY FALLON became such close friends with his FEVER PITCH (PERFECT CATCH) co-star DREW BARRYMORE, the pair regularly meet up for board game sessions. Fallon, 30, is a regular visitor to Barrymore's...

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Strokes Producer Reduced To Tears

28th July 2005

THE STROKES producer DAVID KAHNE frequently burst into tears in the recording studio whenever he felt the rockers were "hurting" their songs. The REPTILIA stars, who worked with Kahne on their hotly-anticipated as-yet-untitled album,...

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Strokes Built Their Own Studio

14th July 2005

American rocker THE STROKES have built their own recording studios, so they can take their time making their third album. The band feel their second LP ROOM ON FIRE was rushed and subsequently not...

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The Strokes Head South Of The Border

14th July 2005

THE STROKES are following in the footsteps of fellow cult rockers THE WHITE STRIPES by heading off on their first tour of South America. The New York group plans to play their first shows...

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Doherty Blasts 'Manufactured' Libertines

13th July 2005

Troubled rocker PETE DOHERTY has slammed his former band THE LIBERTINES for being "manufactured". Doherty, who now fronts BABYSHAMBLES, claims the British group only aspired to recreate the music of US stars THE STROKES....

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Hammond Jr: 'I Found My Own Way In Music'

17th June 2005

THE STROKES guitarist ALBERT HAMMOND JR refuses to credit his songwriter father ALBERT HAMMOND with inspiring him to become a musician. Hammond Sr, who wrote songs for TINA TURNER and STARSHIP, as well as...

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Jones Praises Fellow Guitar Bands

26th May 2005

STEREOPHONICS frontman KELLY JONES loves to turn on the radio at the moment - because there's so much quality music for him to be inspired by. The HAVE A NICE DAY rocker is enjoying...

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Hammond's Dark Skating Secret

4th May 2005

THE STROKES guitarist ALBERT HAMMOND JR has a distinctly un-rock 'n' roll past - he was a championship winning rollerskater. The 26-year-old's dark secret has been revealed in his musician father ALBERT HAMMOND SR's...

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Barrymore Snaps At Prying Reporter

12th April 2005

DREW BARRYMORE was left fuming as she partied with pals recently, when a reporter asked for details about her rumoured split with THE STROKES' drummer FABRIZIO MORETTI. The CHARLIES ANGELS beauty was attending an...

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Model Mogul Hits Out At Gisele

29th March 2005

Model agency boss JOHN CASABLANCAS is still furious with supermodel GISELE BUNDCHEN for dumping him even though he discovered her. The former head of model giants ELITE, whose son JULIAN is the lead singer...

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The Coral: 'Zutons? We Came First!'

18th March 2005

British rockers THE CORAL have rubbished claims they are in competition with fellow Liverpool band THE ZUTONS. The band, whose forthcoming third album THE INVISIBLE INVASION (23MAY05) is set to rock the charts, insist...

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Wainwright: 'I've Saved Music Lovers From Beyonce'

4th March 2005

Folk rocker RUFUS WAINWRIGHT has credited his songs with saving music lovers from the "utterly soulless" offerings of stars like BEYONCE KNOWLES and THE STROKES. The WANT TWO singer continues to make music to...

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Interpol + Franz Ferdinand Lead Spin Readers Poll

17th February 2005

INTERPOL and FRANZ FERDINAND have topped the newly-released 2004 readers poll in top US rock magazine SPIN, while ASHLEE SIMPSON hit rock bottom. Cult New Yorkers Interpol, who won the magazine's Best New Band...

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Franz Ferdinand Top Nme Nominations

1st February 2005

Scots rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are leading the nominations at this year's (05) NME AWARDS. The TAKE ME OUT stars are up for Best British Band, Best Live Act, Best Single, Best Video and Best...

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Barrymore To Wed Stroke?

24th January 2005

DREW BARRYMORE has fuelled rumours she's planning to marry rocker boyfriend FABRIZIO MORETTI after being spotted shopping for wedding dresses in New York. The actress and a female friend browsed in the Big Apple's...

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Razorlight Singer Slams Comparisons

3rd January 2005

RAZORLIGHT frontman JOHNNY BORRELL has dismissed criticism his band owes much of its style to THE STROKES and FRANZ FERDINAND - by proclaiming his songwriting brilliance. Borrell, who is often accused of being arrogant...

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