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 new biography.

The younger Hammond says, "It's weird it hasn't come out sooner.

"The weird thing is, I used to skate in front of, like, 5,000 people and I was never nervous, but the first time I got on stage, there were four people there and I vomited."

04/05/2005 09:23