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  1. QTY a " a QTYa Review2:41 pm - Dec 6, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 6 | NME

    New York city hasn't ever been short of defining albums. They've arrived in all shapes and sizes, with the Big Apple's roll call of talent including, to name a few, The Velvet Underground, Ramones, Nas, Blondie and The Strokes.


  2. Albert Hammond Jr. Of The Strokes Blends George Harrison Into Christmas CoverRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 28 |

    While everyone is digging out their old favourites for Christmas playlists, The Strokes ' lead guitarist Albert Hammond Jr . is teaming up with Amazon for a new take on the 30s classic 'The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot' for their annual indie compilation.


  3. Hear Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr. Combine George Harrison, Christmas SongsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 27 | RollingStone

    The Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr. covered "The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot" and George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" for a new Amazon playlist. Albert Hammond Jr. reimagined "The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot," the 1937 Christmas song popularized by Vera Lynn and Nat King Cole, as part of Amazon's annual Indie for the Holidays music series.


  4. Sum 41's Deryck Whibley On Making Fun Of The Strokes For 'Still Waiting'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 20 | MTV

    ... hybrid - found themselves competing with the latest fashionable trend in rock music: the "The" bands. You know, The Strokes , The White Stripes , The Hives, The Vines, et al, dominating magazine covers as the faces of the hip, so-called garage-rock ...


  5. Let's rockRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 18 | Bangkok Post

    ... artwork on the cover. I knew nothing about Television at the time. But they were hugely influential. Bands like The Strokes borrowed a lot from them. It would be nice if teenagers today listened to Television. They'd appreciate how much influence ...


  6. Public Access TV return with funk-nodding, a 70s tinged rock banger a MetroTecha 9:54 am - Nov 3, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2017 | NME

    You wont be surprised to know that Public Access TV's debut album, 'Never Enough', is proving itself to be an absolutely timeless record. It nodded to all of the great New York albums - from Television 's 'Marquee Moon' to The Strokes ' 'Is This It' - but added enough of their own spin to turn it into one of 2016's strongest debuts.


  7. Plastic Pinks Rock III PointsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2017 | Mi2n

    ... Records. With the help of Gordon Raphael (producer of "The Modern Age", "Is this it" and "Room On Fire" by The Strokes) to do the EP's mixing, their new EP marks an evolution in their sound. Born in Puerto Rico, frontman June Summers and his brother ...


  8. Watch Julian Casablancas + The Voidz play new song a Winka on Brazilian TV6:21 pm - Oct 20, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2017 | NME

    Julian Casablancas + The Voidz performed a brand new song, 'Wink', on a late-night Brazilian TV show earlier this week - watch footage of the performance below. The Strokes frontman has resumed duties with his side project The Voidz after the band made their live comeback last month at a secret show in LA.


  9. Phoenix's Live Show Proves They'll Have The Best Greatest Hits Album Of Their GenerationRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2017 | Stereogum

    A friend first introduced me to Phoenix as a hybrid of Daft Punk and the Strokes, and at the time in 2006 - when both acts still felt like the coolest in the world even though they were starting to sound less and less like the artists that earned them those designations - there was hardly a better way to sell me on a band, nor a better time for one to take up and run with both mantles. Phoenix had just released "Long Distance Call," and immediately they were in the running for my favorite band in the world.


  10. Blondie guitarist discusses the band's new albumRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2017 |

    ... On this one we went with more of a rock band approach." Those whom Blondie sought out for "Pollinator" included the Strokes' guitarist Nick Valensi, the Australian singer-songwriter Sia Furler ("Best Day Ever") and the British singer-songwriter ...


  11. Is This It: The Strokes' 'Last Quiet Moment' Before Everything ChangedRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2017 |

    Photographer Cody Smyth watched his high school friends' band The Strokes - with members Julian Casablancas, Nick Valensi, Albert Hammond Jr., Nikolai Fraiture, and Fab Moretti - go from a regular staple of New York City dive bars to what the music world hailed as the second coming of rock and roll. In this excerpt from his new book, The Strokes: The First Ten Years , he remembers a night he calls "the last quiet moment" before everything changed.


  12. 'American Girl' Sums Up Everything Great About Tom PettyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2017 | Billboard

    ... else could do." The song has been covered by artists from Taylor Swift to the Goo Goo Dolls -- not to mention The Strokes taking the central riff for a joyride in their breakthrough hit, "Last Nite." In 1985, when Petty and The Heartbreakers played ...


  13. Tom Petty: Southern Boy, American Manby Kyle Smith The titles of his...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2017 | National Review Online

    ... seemingly had always existed in the rock subconscious, waiting for someone to come along and pluck it out. When The Strokes ripped it off to make their hit "Last Nite" in 2001, it sounded just as current. Petty had to wait only till 1979 to hit it ...


  14. Our Favorite Tom Petty SongsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2017 | Stereogum

    ... mild nausea and a deep-seated Pavlovian "flight" response every time I hear the thing.) And then, of course, the Strokes basically sampled the song on their own career-defining hit " Last Nite " - which means, on some level, "American Girl" is the ...


  15. Modern Musicians Couldn't Help But Swipe From Tom Petty SongsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2017 | Spin

    ... out sounding like him whether you intended to or not. According to a Rolling Stone interview with Petty in 2006, the Strokes once owned up to their wholesale appropriation of the intro to "American Girl" for their own breakout hit. We can't find ...


  16. Tom Petty Was the Great Rock Songwriter We Too Often Took for GrantedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2017 | LA Weekly

    ... and melodies, especially the chugging chords of "American Girl," began showing up in unexpected places - on The Strokes' " Last Nite ," then Spoon's " They Never Got You ." Petty full moon fever came to a head when everyone suddenly realized that ...


  17. Davood Ghadami and Nadiya Bychkova at Strictly rehearsalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2017 | Daily Mail

    ... she chatted to her partner, on their way inside. The duo are set to hit the floor with a Quickstep this week, to The Strokes' famous hit Last Nite. Davood's time on the show got off to a good start on Saturday night, as he pulled off what the judges ...


  18. Music News Watch Julian Casablancas + The Voidz make live return at secret LA gigRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2017 | NME

    The Strokes frontman played a surprise show with his side project last night , with the band debuting some brand new songs Julian Casablancas + The Voidz made their live return at a secret show in LA last night - watch fan-shot footage from the gig and see the full setlist below. The Strokes frontman's side project have released just the one album, 2014's 'Tyranny' .


  19. Preview The Strokes: The First Ten Years, a New Photo Collection of Their Early DaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2017 | Spin

    The Strokes: The First Ten Years is an upcoming photographic document of the New York band's early days, as captured by photographer Cody Smyth. Today, we're previewing the chapter "Philly Wasn't Far and Fuck It," along with several unseen photos of the band.


  20. Is This It?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2009 | Instant Fanzine

    Yes, you've already seen the lists starting, it is The Best X Of The Decade time. The NME reckon The Strokes had the best album of the ten years.