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The Strokes are the last of a certain breed. They don’t make rock bands like them anymore: the larger-than-life, the mythic, the kinds that can fill an arena with screaming fans that span generations. You can argue this — you have Arcade Fire, or the National, or the Black Keys, maybe. There are still rock… More »

This past weekend’s YouTube Music Awards presented an interesting conundrum for this column. The show labeled its performances as “live music videos,” and pulled in big-name directors to help put them together. But they were pretty much still performances, except with extra stuff going on. Unfortunately, the YouTube people made the mystifying decision to kee… More »

The most gripping musical video spectacle of the week did not actually feature any music at all. It was Kanye West, thoughts clearly spinning out faster than his mouth could relay them, using the platform of Jimmy Kimmel Live to get some things off his chest: The closed ranks of the fashion world, the scourge… More »

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Watch Albert Hammond Jr. Play “Losing Touch” On The Tonight Show

The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. just released his new solo album Momentary Masters, and last night, he was the musical guest on The Tonight
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2015 - 8:42 am

Artist Portraits From Lollapalooza 2015

The Midwest was hit with severe thunderstorms this past weekend, which forced Lollapalooza organizers to evacuate 100,000 or so festival-goers on Sunday. Despite the dangerou…
Stereogum | August 3, 2015 - 11:58 am
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Stream Albert Hammond Jr. Momentary Masters

When we profiled Albert Hammond Jr., the Strokes guitarist spoke at length about his new solo LP Momentary Masters, which marks his first full-length solo…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 24, 2015 - 10:59 am

Albert Hammond Jr. – “Losing Touch” Video

Albert Hammond Jr.'s new video for "Losing Touch" starts with dialogue from Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal where death is challenged to a game of…
Misha Sesar | July 14, 2015 - 2:07 pm

Albert Hammond Jr. – “Born Slippy” Video

Last night I was talking with a friend who is effusive about Albert Hammond Jr.'s forthcoming solo album Momentary Masters. His enthusiasm was infectious, and…
Caitlin White | July 8, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Don’t Expect More Tour Dates Or New Music From The Strokes Anytime Soon

The Strokes are scheduled to play London’s Hyde Park later this month, and they’ll follow that with appearances at Washington, DC’s Landmark Festival in September…
Chris DeVille | June 4, 2015 - 4:49 pm
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Albert Hammond Jr. – “Losing Touch”

Albert Hammond Jr. is gearing up to release his third solo album, Momentary Masters, next month. We've already heard lead single "Born Slippy" and now…
James Rettig | June 3, 2015 - 8:22 am
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Watch Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Cover The Strokes To Albert Hammond Jr.’s Horror At Primavera Sound

If you're a Strokes fan, Primavera Sound is the place to be this weekend. Three Strokes-related acts are playing the Barcelona festival -- the band,…
James Rettig | May 30, 2015 - 6:58 pm
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Watch Albert Hammond Jr. Play New Songs “Losing Touch” & “Born Slippy” At Primavera Sound

Albert Hammond Jr. plays guitar in the Strokes, and like that band's frontman, Julian Casablancas, he's pursued a successful solo career alongside the band's continued…
Caitlin White | May 28, 2015 - 3:45 pm
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Albert Hammond Jr. – “Born Slippy”

At a lot of festivals this summer, you'll get a couple of chances to see Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. At some festivals, the Stroke…
Tom Breihan | May 12, 2015 - 8:33 am
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The Strokes Saw Bowfinger To Calm Down Before Their First Gig

The Guardian interviewed guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. and producer Gordon Raphael for a new feature about the early days of the Strokes, and it include…
Chris DeVille | March 24, 2015 - 4:36 pm
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Watch Albert Hammond Jr. Play The Strokes’ “One Way Trigger” In Newcastle

When the Strokes revealed Comedown Machine single "One Way Trigger" last year, Tom noted that the song features "a particularly ornery Albert Hammond, Jr. solo."…
Chris DeVille | May 7, 2014 - 2:25 pm
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Watch Julian Casablancas’ Unfortunate SXSW Show At FADER Fort

Julian Casablancas and his new band the Voidz played two shows during SXSW. The first, Thursday night at Cedar Street Courtyard, was a short hit-le…
Scott Lapatine | March 16, 2014 - 12:50 pm
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Albert Hammond Jr. – “Strange Tidings” Video

Albert Hammond Jr. continues the streak of interesting visuals for songs off last year's comeback EP. The video for "Strange Tidings" paints the Strokes guitarist…
James Rettig | January 27, 2014 - 11:16 am

Albert Hammond Jr – “Carnal Cruise” Video

Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.'s solo EP AHJ was a welcome surprise. The Strokes were always a band where it was hard to see past…
Miles Bowe | November 1, 2013 - 1:16 pm

Albert Hammond Jr. – “St. Justice” Video (NSFW)

Earlier this week, Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. released his solo EP AHJ, and now he's got a video for the rippling early single "St.
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2013 - 2:58 pm
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Watch Albert Hammond Jr. Play Letterman

Albert Hammond Jr.'s upcoming AHJ EP is out this Tuesday on Cult Records, the label run by Julian Casablancas. The entire EP is now available…
Liz Pelly | October 5, 2013 - 3:50 am
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