Fact: The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas is adding satellite radio presenter to his resume after landing his own show on Sirius XM. The rocker will share his favourite indie picks during the monthly Culture Void programme, which will premiere on Thursday (26May16). "I'm excited to have an hour to get weird on a big platform," he said in a statement.
Fact: The Strokes star Julian Casablancas will serve double duty at the Governors Ball festival in New York in June (14) - the frontman will perform solo and with his rock band. The annual Governors Ball will mark The Strokes' first gig since 2011. They will join the reunited Outkast, Jack White and Vampire Weekend among the headliners at the weekend event, held on Randall's Island. Disclosure, Phoenix, Skrillex and Tv on the Radio will also perform.
Quote: "You're not allowed to be a new band if you're not from Brooklyn. It's cool and all, I dig the vibes there, but nah. I just can't do it." The Strokes star Julian Casablancas has no desire to move from his native Manhattan, New York to the trendy Big Apple borough.
Quote: "I'm trying to enjoy the time before it because I know that everything is going to change. You're just trying to make this little life survive." The Strokes rocker Julian Casablancas is waiting for his world to change - his wife is expecting their first child next month (Feb10).
Quote: "Some people can drink casually. I envy them. If I have one drink in me or two drinks in me, I just don't have the willpower to stop anymore." The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas on his alcohol issues.
Quote: "I'm not going to argue that I wasn't privileged, but do you have to grow up in a ghetto RoboCop warzone to make rock music? It's not like I grew up a millionaire." The Strokes star Julian Casablancas on the band's reputation as rich kids.
Fact: The grand opening of celebrity-owned Hollywood restaurant Shin was a star-studded affair on Tuesday night (14Oct08) with guests including Kirsten Dunst, Bijou Phillips, singers Adam Levine and will.i.am, and rocker Joel Madden. The Korean BBQ eatery is part-owned by Mark Ronson, Gerard Butler and The Strokes' Julian Casablancas.
Quote: "This is cool, playing a show staring into a dinosaur's ass." THE STOKES frontman Julian Casablancas enjoyed his band's gig at London's Natural History Museum on Thursday (06JUL06).
Quote: <p>"When I saw the promo I said, 'That's a lot of homosexuality!' But it was too late." Rocker Julian Casablancas was surprised at how sexually explicit the video to the new STROKES single JUICEBOX was before it was censored. </p>
Quote: <p>"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, even if fans at Scottish music festival T In The Park doubt he even remembers his own performance. </p>