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Julian Casablancas Stayed Away From The Strokes' Recording Sessions

The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas delivered all of his vocals for the group's new album via email - because the outspoken singer wanted to give his bandmates complete creative freedom.The star wrote every song on...

Sxsw - Sxsw Plays Host To Duran Duran At Stubbs

SXSW played host to Duran Duran as the 80's pop-rock group kicked off their world tour on Wednesday.Sxsw, the music festival in Austin, Texas, was the scene for Duran Duran's first gig of their current...

Hammond, Jr. Struggled With Recording A Month After Drug Rehab

The Strokes star Albert Hammond, JR. has spoken out about returning to the studio with the band just a month after completing drug rehab, revealing he felt like he'd had "a stroke".The guitarist admits he...

Nick Valensi Struggled To Learn New The Strokes Songs

The Strokes rocker Nick Valensi had a tough time recording the band's latest album Angles - he struggled to learn the new songs and branded the studio sessions "a disaster".The Last Nite hitmakers are set...

The Strokes Proud Of Cool Album

The Strokes claim their new album is "cooler" than any other artist's work.The group are preparing for the release of long-awaited LP 'Angles' - their first since 2006's 'First Impressions of Earth' - and have...

Drew Barrymore Steps Out With New Boyfriend

DREW BARRYMORE has gone public with her new boyfriend WILL KOPELMAN.DREW BARRYMORE, the American actress who recently split from the actor JUSTIN LONG, has stepped out with her new beau WILL KOPELMAN, a Los Angeles...

Julian Casablancas Defends Missing Strokes Recording

Julian Casablancas thinks his decision not to attend recording sessions with his Strokes bandmates made them a better group.The frontman surprised fans when it emerged he hadn't joined bandmates Nick Valensi, Nikolai Fraiture, Fabrizio Moretti...

The Strokes Feared Hiatus Would Leave Them Forgotten

The Strokes feared they would be "forgotten" during their hiatus.The band are preparing for the release of 'Angles', their first album since 2006's 'First Impressions of Earth' and the group admit they worried they would...

Valensi Feared Strokes Were Forgotten

THE STROKES star NICK VALENSI feared fans had long forgotten about the band when they announced a new album after a five-year hiatus.The New York rockers shot to fame in 2001 with their debut album...

Nick Valensi Admits The Strokes' 'Hostility And Resentment'

Nick Valensi admits there are still "undertones of resentment and hostility" in The Strokes.The group's guitarist insists he and his bandmates - Julian Casablancas, Albert Hammond Jr., Nikolai Fraiture and Fabrizio Moretti - got along...

Coachella 2011 Announce Lineup Featuring Kanye And The Strokes

COACHELLA 2011 will be headlined by KANYE WEST, THE STROKES, ARCADE FIRE and KINGS OF LEON after the festival announced its official line-up last night (19th January 2011). Guitar bands will dominate the stages at...

Coachella 2011 Line Up Revealed

Kanye West, Arcade fire, The Strokes and Kings Of Leon have been announced as headliners for Coachella 2011. The Californian festival has released its official line up today (19.01.11) and leans toward a guitar heavy...

The Strokes 'Like A House Of Cards'

The Strokes admit they are "like a house of cards".The 'Juicebox' group say it has taken them five years to bring out fourth record, 'Angles', because they have a fragile working relationship and are affected...

The Strokes' 'Weird' Reunion

The Strokes admit there was a lot of "weird energy" when they reunited after a five year break. The New York band are preparing to release the follow up to 2006 'First Impressions Of Earth'...

Radiohead Score Best Album Of Last 25 Years

Radiohead's 'OK Computer' has been voted the best album of the last 25 years. The British indie group topped the list of the best 250 albums released between 1986 and 2011 - beating U2, Nirvana,...

The Strokes Produced New Album Themselves

The Strokes scrapped initial studio recordings for their fourth album to produce it themselves.The band recently announced they had finished recording the follow up to 2006s 'First Impressions Of Earth', and guitarist Albert Hammond Jr....

Carlos Santana Has To Set The Groove

Carlos Santana won't record anything until he's set the "tempo, feel and groove". The legendary guitar player says he's lived by the same rules when it comes to laying down tracks since 1967, and he...

Duffy Nearly Quit Music

Duffy considered quitting music after her debut album. The Welsh singer became a worldwide star in 2008 thanks to her debut 'Rockferry' - which globally sold 6.5 million copies - but admits she found promoting...

The Strokes Complete New Album

The Strokes have finished their latest album. The 'Last Night' hitmakers completed recording the songs which will make up their fourth, as yet untitled album, yesterday (16.11.10), according to singer Julian Casablancas.In reply to a...

Duffy's Producer Bond

Duffy says her current producer has become "like a dad" to her. The Welsh singer has been working with Albert Hammond - father of The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. - and said they struck...

'Defining Band Of Summer' The Libertines

The Libertines have been named the defining band of the summer in a new poll.The British indie rockers' reunion at Reading and Leeds festivals at the end of August was voted as 2010's Defining Festival...

Strokes Pull In The Stars At Homecoming Gig

THE STROKES' long-awaited hometown gig in New York on Monday (13Sep10) was a star-studded affair - JENNIFER LOPEZ and RUSSELL SIMMONS were among the crowd.The Last Nite rockers played their first set in four years...

Strokes Announce New York Comeback

THE STROKES have announced a low-key homecoming gig in New York - they are to play an invitation-only show for fashion king TOMMY HILFIGER on Sunday (12Sep10).The Someday hitmakers last performed in their home city...

Casablancas Writing Mets Baseball Tune

JULIAN CASABLANCAS is turning his love for baseball into a musical project - THE STROKES star wants to write the new TV theme tune for his beloved New York Mets.The rocker admits he is always...

Lady Gaga's Crowd Surf Concert

Lady Gaga has delighted fans by diving into the crowd at a festival this weekend.The 'Alejandro' hitmaker - who was performing at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago - launched herself into the audience wearing see-through...

The Strokes' Laborious Album

The Strokes' new album has been "a labour".The American rockers - who began writing material for the record in January 2009 with the aim of releasing their follow up to 'First Impressions Of Earth' the...

Casablancas Causes Chaos At Festival

THE STROKES star JULIAN CASABLANCAS gave security guards a headache during his set at T In The Park festival on Saturday (10Jul10) - by jumping off stage and running among fans.The rocker performed a mix...

Strokes Album Delayed Again

THE STROKES fans will have to wait even longer to hear the band's next album - the record has been pushed back by another two months.The Last Nite hitmakers were expected to release the follow-up...

The Strokes New Album 'Half Finished'

The Strokes have delayed their new album until March 2011.The 'Juicebox' hitmakers - whose last studio album 'First Impressions Of Earth' shot straight to the top of the UK album charts in 2006 - have...

Casablancas Stuns Fans With Glastonbury Stage Dive

THE STROKES star JULIAN CASABLANCAS got up-close-and-personal with fans during his set at Britain's Glastonbury festival - by jumping into the audience.The rocker performed a mix of solo songs and band tracks on the John...

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