The Strokes practically owned the early 2000s with their Velvet Underground-esque retro-rock stylings and badass New York City image.
It opened the floodgates for artists like Kings of Leon, Sam Roberts and Jet to get their groove on, and even if Julian Casablancas and his his leather-clad brethren have faded from view somewhat in recent years, they’re one of the biggest rock ‘n’ roll stories of the last 15 years.
It will be their first Big Apple gig since they headlined the same event in 2014.
The influential group’s last album was in 2013, but organisers said in a recent AMA session that they had been promised new material for the festival.
As for Alexa, she’d been busy fire fighting bedroom rumours recently after taking to her Twitter to deny she’d caught the eye of One Direction’s Harry Styles.
is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and music producer.
The Strokes gigs have been few and far between recently, with their British Summer Time Hyde Park show in 2015 their only UK performance this decade.
Of course, that was bound to rile historically conservative U. censors, so the band opted for the blue and orange design to the left.
Fans in love with Albert Hammond, Jr.’s good looks, black curls and sick guitar licks can thank his father — Albert Hammond, Sr., naturally — for giving him those rocker genes.
Among his many career highlights, the elder Hammond co-wrote the 1974 Hollies hit ‘The Air That I Breathe.’ Yeah, Drummers are usually the strongest, quietest and most mysterious members of bands. ) So of course, they sometimes get the best talent, as they say.
Fab Moretti of the Strokes has dated all of these lovelies: Kristen Wiig, Drew Barrymore and Binki Shapiro. Julian, Fab and guitarist Nick Valensi met in an exclusive New York City private school called the Dwight School, founded in 1880.
All you have to do is go to the school’s website and look at its red-dragon seal to realize that your alma matter is hole-in-the-wall by comparison.
In 1998, Hammond met up with Casablancas in New York City and joined The Strokes as the last member with Casablancas' former schoolmates Nikolai Fraiture, Nick Valensi, and Fabrizio Moretti.