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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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Barrymore Likes To Stroke It

7th December 2004

DREW BARRYMORE has become so obsessed with her boyfriend FABRIZIO MORETTI she will only listen to his band THE STROKES' albums. Friends and colleagues of the CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND actress found her...

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Tributes Paid To Dj Peel

26th October 2004

Tributes have been paid to legendary British DJ JOHN PEEL, who has died while on holiday in Peru. The 65-year-old BBC broadcaster suffered a heart attack in his hotel during a working holiday with...

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Rockers Line Up At Ramones Tribute

11th October 2004

A galaxy of rockers including THE STROKES, BLONDIE and SONIC YOUTH have paid tribute to legendary punk band THE RAMONES at a benefit concert in New York. Friday (08OCT04) night's BE WELL, RAMONES BEAT...

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Johnny Ramone Cancer Show Becomes A Tribute

1st October 2004

A breast cancer charity concert in New York is hastily being revamped as a tribute to organiser JOHNNY RAMONE. Ramone booked BLONDIE and THE STROKES to play at the Cedars Sinai Cancer Research Center...

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Strokes Caught Up In Gay Porn Mix-up

19th September 2004

Rockers THE STROKES have been caught up in an embarrassing scandal after a gay porn film found its way into copies of the group's new fanclub-only DVD tour documentary IN TRANSIT. The band's furious...

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Strokes Upset By Live Album's Quality

17th September 2004

American rockers THE STROKES have put back the release date of their planned live album, because they were unhappy with its quality. The REPTILIA singers immortalised their 2003 Christmas shows at London's Alexandra Palace on...

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The Strokes To Front Ramones Benefit

13th September 2004

THE STROKES have signed up to headline a special tribute for fellow New Yorkers THE RAMONES - to raise money for cancer research. The LAST NITE rockers will perform alongside veteran group BLONDIE in...

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The Strokes Brave Hurricane For Fans

17th August 2004

Rockers THE STROKES have braved New York's recent hurricane to perform to their devoted fans. The LAST NITE hitmakers decided their fans were more important than Hurricane Charley - which killed 17 people in...

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Strokes Fans In Gay Porn Shock

4th August 2004

Fans of rockers THE STROKES were left stunned when they ordered the band's live DVD, IN TRANSIT - and were sent gay porn instead. The LAST NITE hitmakers have no idea why naughty flick...

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Strokes To Release Live Album

3rd August 2004

American rockers THE STROKES plan to release their first live album before the end of 2004. The LAST NITE group - who last month (JUL04) narrowly escaped injury when the accelerator cable on their...

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Strokes Nearly Died Before Gig

29th July 2004

American rockers THE STROKES nearly died in a harrowing tour bus disaster hours before their performance at Scottish concert T IN THE PARK earlier this month (11JUL04). The LAST NITE group were rushing to...

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Stroke Reignites Romance

13th July 2004

THE STROKES guitarist NICK VALENSI has overcome his turbulent relationship problems with British TV present AMANDA De CADENET. The glamorous couple were rumoured to have ended their romance, but were spotted kissing each other...

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The Strokes Aiming For Spring Release

9th July 2004

Rockers THE STROKES have already started work on their third album, which will be culled from jams the band record as they rehearse in their New York studio. The LAST NITE five piece, who...

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Barrymore And Moretti Romance On The Rocks?

8th July 2004

DREW BARRYMORE's long-term romance with THE STROKES drummer FABRIZIO MORETTI is reportedly close to collapse. Although whispers of a wedding between the pair have been circulating for the past few months, onlookers at Los...

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Barrymore: 'Not Wed, But Happy'

28th June 2004

Hollywood babe DREW BARRYMORE has laughed off recent reports she's secretly wed her long-term love FABRIZIO MORETTI. The CHARLIE'S ANGELS star and THE STROKES drummer have been dating for two years, and despite being...

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Strokes' Hammond Hits Out At Radio Station

23rd June 2004

THE STROKES guitarist ALBERT HAMMOND JR has angered New York radio station K-ROCK - after he drunkenly criticised it from the stage of a concert it had organised. The LAST NITE rockers had just...

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Morrissey And The Strokes Fight Fascism In London

31st May 2004

Rockers MORRISSEY and THE STROKES are among the big names who've signed an anti-fascist petition in London - in a bid to keep extremist party the BRITISH NATIONAL PARTY (BNP) out of office. Musicians...

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Jet: Everyone Wants Fame

21st May 2004

Retro rockers JET have hit back at suggestions they have compromised themselves for success - because even NIRVANA star KURT COBAIN wanted to be a star. Despite the fact the grunge icon committed suicide...

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Strokes Frontman Engaged

20th May 2004

THE STROKES rocker JULIAN CASABLANCAS has proposed to his manager's assistant JULIETTE LEWIS. The LAST NITE singer, 25, fell in love with pretty Lewis - who is not to be confused with the KALIFORNIA...

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Barrymore: 'I Love Sandler So Much'

11th May 2004

DREW BARRYMORE has fuelled speculation she's more than just friends with her WEDDING SINGER and 50 FIRST DATES co-star ADAM SANDLER - after confessing she loves him "so much". The 29-year-old actress, who's dating...

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Barrymore Wishes She Could Marry For First Time Again

23rd April 2004

Hollywood star DREW BARRYMORE wishes she could get married for the first time again - as she would love to call boyfriend FABRIZIO MORETTI her only husband. The 50 FIRST DATES actress, 29 -...

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Strokes Singer Goes Missing

5th April 2004

THE STROKES frontman JULIAN CASABLANCAS got lost in the crowd during the group's Friday night (02APR04) show in Los Angeles when he insisted on watching his group from the audience. The seemingly inebriated singer...

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Barrymore Wants To Wait For Motherhood

31st March 2004

Hollywood star DREW BARRYMORE is looking forward to the day she becomes a mum - but predicts it's still a long way off. While the CHARLIE'S ANGELS actress may have already experienced a...

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Mtv Boycott Threats By Top Rock Acts

25th March 2004

LATEST: TRAVIS, THE STROKES and FRANZ FERDINAND have joined the battle against MTV EUROPE after the cable network threatened to reduce screening royalties. Independent music labels BEGGARS BANQUET, TELSTAR, MINISTRY OF SOUND, ROUGH TRADE...

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Clumsy Drew Knew Fab Was The One After Stumble

18th March 2004

DREW BARRYMORE knew THE STROKES drummer FABRIZIO MORETTI was the man for her after she fell over him on their first meeting. The clumsy actress fell for the rocker in a big way on...

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Timberlake To Head V

16th March 2004

American pop star JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and R+B trio N.E.R.D. are in talks to headline Britain's annual V FESTIVAL. The 'N SYNC singer, who is currently filming his movie debut EDISON in Vancouver, Canada, is...

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Strokes Score A Double In Spin Poll

12th March 2004

Rockers THE STROKES have swept the board in the annual readers' poll in American rock magazine SPIN for the second year running. The cult New York group picked up the Best Band and Best...

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Stroke Cheating On Barrymore?

4th March 2004

THE STROKES drummer FABRIZIO MORETTI is reportedly cheating on his movie star girlfriend DREW BARRYMORE with a mystery blonde. The 29-year-old CHARLIE'S ANGELS actress - who has been dating 23-year-old Moretti for two years...

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Strokes Plan Pixies Duet

3rd March 2004

American chart-toppers THE STROKES are planning to collaborate with their music heroes THE PIXIES at a festival in Scotland this summer (04). The LAST NITE rockers were thrilled to find the two groups are...

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