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Julian Casablancas: I Want To Make Edgy Mainstream

Julian Casablancas wants to make ''edgy'' music mainstream. The Strokes frontman has revealed his latest solo album 'Tyranny' - which was released last month - is an attempt to normalise underground music and ''make it...

Strokes And Arcade Fire Stars To Form Supergroup

Rockers The Strokes, Arcade Fire and Bon Iver are to form a supergroup for a one-off performance on Saturday (20Sep14).The Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture and Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon will join brothers Win and...

Kristen Wigg Is Dating Scott Speedman

Kristen Wiig is rumoured to be dating Scott Speedman.The 'Bridesmaids' star, who split from The Strokes rocker Fabrizio Moretti last year after 18-months together, and the former 'Felicity' actor have reportedly been ''hooking up lately.''The...

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Are Coming With Debut Album 'Tyranny', Alongside North American Tour

With a full North American tour on the way this Fall and their debut album 'Tyranny' coming very soon, The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas' new band Julian Casablancas + The Voidz are looking at a...

The Strokes Return Home For Governors Ball

Rockers The Strokes returned to the festival stage in their native New York City this weekend (06-08Jun14) for the first time in three years to headline 2014's Governors Ball event.Frontman Julian Casablancas basked in the...

The Strokes Return To The Stage After Three Years

Rockers The Strokes returned to the stage for the first time in three years in New York on Saturday night (31May14).Marking their first gig since November, 2011, the musicians rocked the 1,800 capacity Capitol Theatre...

Albert Hammond, Jr. Wants To Support Arctic Monkeys On Tour

The Strokes star Albert Hammond, Jr. has reached out to British rockers Arctic Monkeys in a bid to land a supporting slot on the band's ongoing tour.The guitarist, who is currently working on the follow-up...

The Pixies And Julian Casablancas Last-minute Additions To Coachella

Cult rockers the Pixies and The Strokes star Julian Casablancas have been added to the line-up of the Coachella Music Festival, which kicks off on Friday (11Apr14).The annual two-weekend event attracts the biggest names in...

Julian Casablancas Gatecrashes Arcade Fire's Festival Gig

The Strokes star Julian Casablancas stunned fans at Arcade Fire's gig in Argentina on Tuesday night (01Apr14) by donning one of the band's trademark masks and taking the place of the frontman Win Butler.The rockers...

Albert Hammond, Jr. Weds

The Strokes star Albert Hammond, Jr. celebrated Christmas as a married man after tying the knot with his girlfriend.The rocker was first linked to New York restaurant hostess Justyna Sroka over the summer (13) and...

Albert Hammond, Jr.: 'Heroin Addiction Drove Me Insane'

The Strokes star Albert Hammond, Jr. has told how his crippling addition to heroin and cocaine left him fearing for his sanity and drove him to the brink of death.The guitarist revealed last month (Sept13)...

Haim Get Tips From Julian Casablancas

Haim got career advice from Julian Casablancas.Guitarist and singer Danielle Haim played in The Strokes frontman's solo band when he toured and picked up lots of tips from him about the direction she should go...

Julian Casablancas Told Haim To Disappear And Write Better Songs

The Strokes star Julian Casablancas once ordered singing sisters Haim to walk away from the spotlight and write better songs if they wanted to make it big.The siblings were given the chance to hit the...

Albert Hammond, Jr.: 'I Was Hooked On Heroin And Cocaine'

The Strokes rocker Albert Hammond, Jr. has opened up about his drug hell, confessing he spent years hooked on heroin and cocaine at the height of the band's success.The guitarist checked into a rehabilitation clinic...

The Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr.: Drugs Got In The Way Of Music

The Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr. ''indulged'' in drugs too much. The guitarist with the 'Machu Picchu' rockers admits his rock 'n' roll lifestyle was were getting out of hand in 2011 as the band promoted...

Julian Casablancas Thanks Fans For Support After Father's Death

The Strokes star Julian Casablancas has thanked fans for their support following the death of his father, modelling industry mogul John Casablancas.Casablancas, the co-founder of Elite Model Management, passed away in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...

Kristen Wiigs Splits From Fabrizio Moretti

Kristen Wiig has split from her boyfriend Fabrizio Moretti.The 39-year-old 'Bridesmaids' star and The Strokes rocker, 33, recently decided to end their relationship after dating for approximately 18 months but there are no hard feelings.A...

Kristen Wiig And Fabrizio Moretti Split - Report

Actress Kristen Wiig and The Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti have split, according to a U.S. reportThe Bridesmaids star was first linked to the rocker, who previously dated Drew Barrymore, in 2011, and she opened up...

The Strokes Stars Sell Up

The Strokes stars Julian Casablancas and Nick Valensi are on the move after putting their homes on the market in the past week.Guitarist Valensi and his wife Amanda de Cadenet listed their property in Studio...

Kristen Wiig Ready For Kids

Kristen Wiig wants to have kids.The 39-year-old actress - who is dating Fabrizio Moretti from The Strokes - has admitted she would love to start a family in the near future. She said to LOOK...

Geoff Travis To Receive Top Industry Honour

The man who discovered The Smiths and The Strokes is to be honoured with a leading music industry award.Geoff Travis, who founded influential British record label Rough Trade, will be presented with the Pioneer Award...

Daft Punk Think Auto-tune Ruins Music

Daft Punk think Auto-Tune is ruining pop music.Though the duo - Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter - like experimenting with the vocal-tweaking software in a ''fun'' way, they think it is over-relied on to...

Daft Punk Smash Streaming Records With 'Get Lucky'

Daft Punk's new single 'Get Lucky' has broken the record for most streams in a day.The French dance duo's latest track, featuring singer and producer Pharrell Williams, has already become the most listened to song...

Daft Punk Confirm Kanye West Collaborations

Daft Punk have recorded two tracks with Kanye West.The French duo worked with the rapper - who sampled their track 'Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger' for his 2007 hit 'Stronger' - on songs he is...

Is This It? The Strokes' Comedown Machine Deflates Fanboys, Intrigues Critics

The fifth studio album from The Strokes - Comedown Machine - is not Is This It. It sounds nothing like Is This It and frankly shouldn't be uttered in the same breath. This is bad...

The Strokes' Comedown Machine Just About Passes The Scrutiny Tests After First Round Of Reviews

Today, March 26, marks the day that The Strokes release their fifth studio album together, Comedown Machine. The album can perhaps be seen as the band's reassurance that they are still together and still intent...

The Strokes Have No Plans To Tour Comedown Machine

The Strokes have no plans to tour their new album 'Comedown Machine'.The New York rockers are set to release their fifth studio album in March and while they have remained quiet about their music up...

The Strokes Announce Comedown Machine

The Strokes new album, 'Comedown Machine', will be released on March 25.The New York rockers' fifth studio album will follow their 2011 record 'Angles' and the band have also released details of the first single...

Comedown Machine - Details Of Fifth Album From The Strokes, Revealed

The Strokes are back, folks. Last week, they released a new track online and now they’ve revealed that a new album is definitely on the way. It’s called Comedown Machine and it’s getting released on...

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