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  1. Sam Smith Tom Petty Dispute settledRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | I4U Future Technology News

    ... the way is not the only time that Tom Petty's sound works have been exploited by another person. Another group "The Strokes" too are guilty of a little plagiarism as regards Tom Petty's song "American Girl". The field of musicology is, like ...


  2. Sam Smith Will Now Pay Tom Petty Royalties Over 'Stay With Me'Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | People

    ... there. And a lot of rock & roll songs sound alike. Ask Chuck Berry," before admitting that he laughed when The Strokes openly admitted to nicking the riff from Petty's hit "American Girl" for their own song "Last Nite." "I think there are enough ...


  3. Sam Smith Adds Tom Petty to Songwriting Credits on Hit 'Stay With Me' PromoRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Billboard

    ... It's not the first time Petty's sound has been mined -- sereptitiously or otherwise -- by an emerging artist. The Strokes ' first single, "Last Nite" -- particularly the opening -- is very similar to Petty's "American Girl," a resemblance that Petty ...


  4. Tom Petty Awarded Songwriting Credit For Sam Smith's "Stay With Me"Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Stereogum

    ... doubt that there is any negative intent there. And a lot of rock 'n' roll songs sound alike. Ask Chuck Berry. The Strokes took 'American Girl' [for their song 'Last Nite'], and I saw an interview with them where they actually admitted it. That made ...


  5. 20 Drummers Who Became Stars In Their Own RightRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | NME

    ... and Alana, she was hitting skins for Julian Casablancas, touring as a back up musician on guitar and drums with The Strokes frontman's solo project. She returned to the kit last summer, playing with The Killers at an intimate show in San Francisco. ...


  6. Strokes producer recalls how first meeting with Pete Doherty 'melted his heart'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 17 | NME

    Gordon Raphael, the man who produced 'Is This It?' for The Strokes, has spoken to NME ahead of a Q&A style tour of England he will begin later this month. Raphael, who also produced The Strokes' second album 'Room On Fire' before moving to Berlin in 2005, will answer questions on his career at four dates across the country.


  7. Kate Pierson releases new song ft. The Strokes' Nick ValensiRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | Brooklynvegan

    As discussed, The B-52's co-founder/singer Kate Pierson is releasing her first solo album, Guitars and Microphones , on February 17 via Lazy Meadow/Kobalt. We mentioned that The Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi appears on the album, and one of his contributions is the Strokesy guitar riffage he provides to new single "Bottoms Up," which just premiered over at Noisey .


  8. Radio Show: Young, Early, and Hard-HittingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | KQED

    The San Francisco indie-pop band French Cassettes deal in short, compact bursts of guitar-slathered joy that instantly elevate the mood of the room; if the Strokes traveled back in time and recorded a younger, tighter prequel to Is This It , it would neatly resemble French Cassettes' latest full-length, Gold Youth . While we're on the subject of time travel, the band hosts a two-night stand at Amnesia subtitled Back to Back to the Future , capitalizing on the mythical DeLorean's trip to 2015 and hosting different opening bands each night.


  9. Producer Gordon Raphael To Tell All About The StrokesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 |

    Music producer Gordon Raphael is planning to tell all about his time in the studio recording The Strokes ' groundbreaking debut album in a series of talks across the U.K. The musician worked closely with the U.S. rockers during the early days of their recording career but was replaced as their regular producer prior to starting work on their third album in 2005. Now he is lining up a talk show tour of Britain and has promised to reveal the secrets of his time with the Last Nite hitmakers during question-and-answer sessions with fans.


  10. The Strokes to headline Atlanta's Shaky Knees Festival in MayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | NME

    The Strokes have been announced as the headliners for Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, USA this year, on a bill that also includes Pixies , Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Tame Impala and James Blake . The festival takes place between May 8 and 10 at Atlanta's Central Park.


  11. Why Fleetwood Mac's Tusk Is Better Than RumoursRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | City Pages

    ... hear that influence -- a desire to keep a song elegant in its simplicity -- in songs like "Ask Me Anything" from the Strokes' album First Impressions of Earth . There are a lot of details that can be picked up on multiple listens of Tusk , which ...


  12. JEFF the Brotherhood to Release Wasted on the Dream March 10; Hear...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Nashville Scene

    ... was produced by JEFF's own Jake and Jamin Orrall along with Joe Chiccarelli (known previously for his work with The Strokes, My Morning Jacket and others) and features bass by "Little" Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, The ...


  13. New music you need to hear, with GEMS, David Bowie and Memory TapesRead the original story

    Oct 14, 2013 |

    ... jobs, and now Albert Hammond Jr has written a song for all the weary workers of the world. Or has he? The Strokes guitarist has recently revealed his battles with drug addiction, and this is a timely reminder of his talents as a solo songwriter, as ...


  14. It's the End of K-TWIN As We Know ItRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 1 | City Pages

    ... Passenger's "Let Her Go," Rusted Root's "Send Me On My Way," Los Lobos' "C'mon Let's Go," the Cars' "Let's Go," the Strokes' "Last Nite," High on Stress's "Leaving MPLS," and Semisonic's "Closing Time" for the finale. We will update this post as we ...


  15. The Biggest Celebrity Haters of 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | Paper Magazine

    ... Colorado are way too god damn strong. But you didn't have to be a dick about it ." Julian Casablancas This year, The Strokes frontman had some real beef with New York's favorite pastime, brunch, citing that he fled the city because he "[didn't] know ...


  16. Julian Casablancas Cancels TourRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 |

    Rocker Julian Casablancas has scrapped his upcoming tour with backing band The Voidz in Asia and Australia due to logistical issues. The Strokes frontman was set to embark on the Asian and Australian leg of his solo tour, under the name Julian Casablancas + the Voidz, on 30 December , but he has scrapped all 11 dates, which included four appearances at music festivals.


  17. Julian Casablancas + the Voidz cancel Australian and Asian tour datesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | NME

    Julian Casablancas + the Voidz have cancelled their Australian and Asian tour dates, pulling out of the Falls Festival and Southbound with less than two weeks until the events are scheduled to take place. The Strokes frontman and his new band were scheduled to perform at all three Falls shows, as well as on the second day of Southbound festival in Western Australia, showcasing material from their new album 'Tyranny'.


  18. Julian Casablancas + The Voidz perform on 'Le Grand Journal' - " watchRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | NME

    The band are currently on tour throughout Europe, having played a headline gig in London on Sunday . During their visit to Le Grand Journal The Strokes frontman and his band played 'Where No Eagles Fly' and 'Dare I Care', both taken from new album '' Though the band are currently on tour, Casablancas has previously poured scorn on the travelling lifestyle and said that it is a "a great way to destroy a band" Speaking to NME recently, Casablancas asserted that The Strokes will record new music in 2015 "if the vibe is right."


  19. Watch Julian Casablancas + The Voidz On Le Grand JournalRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | Stereogum

    Julian Casablancas + The Voidz released Tyranny back in September. It's an ambitious album - a careening mess of ideas that result in a very loud, very weird transition from The Strokes' most recent record, Comedown Machine .


  20. Garage punk rockers Concord America talk about Lamborghini parties,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | Charleston City Paper

    ... Presley proposes that he and his lady drop acid and crawl beneath the sheets, while the bratty "Kids" channels the Strokes circa "Last Nite." However, their best track is the impetuously breakneck "The Slip," a track their producer/buddy Trey ...