KOL released that shirt at the beginning of 07…
Jessica, the reason they lost money is because the amount of production that was put into those shows at The Palace in L.A. I’m pretty sure they’re getting plenty for these ‘regular’ shows. You writers here at Stereogum are pretty shitty at looking up past interviews and news before writing articles. You make an immediate assumption without know the facts.
And to say he cares more about this band than the Strokes is absurd. He said he’d put his sweat and tears into the Strokes. He started doing this solo thing because the other members of the Strokes were doing their thing. They started recording some stuff, but since a) his thing is actually working out and selling quite a few tickets(and making money I’m sure) b)their, The Strokes, album wouldn’t be as good being put out in September as it would in January…..then taking an extra couple of months to do his own thing then get back to recording for the Strokes in May, seems quite beneficial for him and the Sick Six while at the same time not really taking away much time from the Strokes.
And they moved from Sept to January instead of say, Oct,Nov,Dec, because they don’t want to have to compete with “the Mariah’s” during the holiday season.
Are you all idiots? First, to those who got out of this interview that they weren’t getting along, he never said that. The reason they’re laying the tracks down separately is because of Julian being so opinionated and him now wanting them to have more input into the album. By him not being their, they’re album to work on stuff they want and like, without him looking over every detail. Plus, he’s on tour. A lot of bands do this, the music is recorded and the vocals laid over it, duh.
And to all you who think they’re getting back together for the money, he never said THAT. He said that the offers TO PLAY THE FESTIVALS were too good to pass up. It’s not like they are getting paid to get back together and produce and album, they’re doing that because they want to and everyone is now ready to do that. Why would a band pass up that much money to play some huge festivals AND promote their album that will be out a few months later?
THE FESTIVALS ARE BEING PLAYED FOR MONEY the album is being made because they’re all ready to produce something together again, not that hard to understand.
Damn this guy is amazing. It’s funny how you people critique his every move. Seriously? Do you think this guy gives a shit? He’s insanely talented, he knows this. Sure, he seems a little uncomfortable up there, THIS IS HIS FIRST SOLO TV PERFORMANCE. I’m sure we’ll all see that cocky and funny man come out with a few more of these shows under his belt.
BTW, great dance moves! Love how he’s not scared to bust out these crazy moves on nat’l tv.