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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 includes some interesting tidbits. For instance: Hammond explains that before playing their first show, the band was so nervous that they decided to calm down by seeing the Eddie Murphy/Steve… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 24, 2015

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." If that didn't already qualify as Hammond putting his personal stamp on the tune, last night's solo gig in Newcastle probably did the trick; Hammond performed "One Way… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 7, 2014

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-less headlining performance that included five new songs. The venue's muddy sound and a distinct lack of enthusiasm from Casablancas, one of the most iconic rock stars of the previou… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 16, 2014

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 as a guilty party, exchanging sideways glances with the camera as he travels through the streets of a blurred-out Paris. Watch the Laurent Briet-directed video below. More »

By: James Rettig / January 27, 2014

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 8, 2013

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 the frontman, but Hammond steps out nicely and the video for "Carnal Cruise" is another reminder. The video simply shows him singing to the camera while walking through colorful smoke,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 1, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 11, 2013

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. Justice." Director Laurent Briet's elegant black-and-white clip tells the story of a relationship coming together and falling apart, as it follows Hammond spending time with a ladyfriend… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2013

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 to stream. In anticipation of the EP's release as well as an upcoming tour, Albert Hammond Jr. stopped by Letterman last night to play "St. Justice." Check it… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 5, 2013

Stream Albert Hammond Jr. AHJ EP

Five years and a stint in rehab separate Albert Hammond Jr. from his last solo release but the Strokes guitarist is back with a brand new EP. Hammond talked to Rolling Stone about going through the songwriting process while sober: "Weirdly enough, you're more creative. I feel OK being myself. I feel comfortable… More »

By: James Rettig / October 4, 2013

Albert Hammond Jr. – “St. Justice”

Last week we heard "Rude Customer," our first preview from Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.'s upcoming AHJ EP. Here's a second, more understated selection: "St. Justice," which premiered on Steve Lamacq's BBC Radio 6 show Friday. Click to the archived show and scroll ahead to the 1:17.00 mark to hear the wistful mid-tempo… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 30, 2013

Albert Hammond Jr – “Rude Customer”

Albert Hammond Jr has been clean and sober for four years, but the Strokes guitarist just recently opened up to the general public about his struggles with addiction, so his upcoming AHJ EP feels a little like a comeback vehicle (as opposed to a Comedown Machine). And wouldn't you know it, lead single… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 26, 2013

Albert Hammond, Jr. Details Drug Addiction In NME

Albert Hammond, Jr., the Strokes guitarist and occasional solo artist, has been in and out of the spotlight over the last decade-plus. From an outside perspective, the volatile nature of the Strokes themselves has had something to do with it. But apparently, that's not all. And now Hammond has opened up about the dangerous and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 4, 2013

Some Strokes, Black Keys, Johnny Depp, Ke$ha & More Pay Tribute To Tom Petty @ El Rey, Los Angeles 11/14/12

"This is a lot of Alpha energy to wrangle," Guster's Ryan Miller said in testament to Alex Levy and the Cabin Down Below Band's work last night. "This is a hard thing to organize." And that's probably true of most every tribute concert of this nature, as it has probably been true of the decade… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 15, 2012

Albert Hammond Jr. Covers Big Star (Stereogum Premiere)

Cool For School, a digital-only compilation that benefits The Lunchbox Fund, features covers by the likes of Bright Eyes and Albert Hammond, Jr. Today, we're sharing a track that features the second-most-famous Stroke covering Big Star's 1972 classic, "Thirteen," from their #1 Record. Hear, here:… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 4, 2011

Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It

The Strokes' debut album Is This It was first released on 7/30/01. To help us celebrate this 10th Anniversary, we asked some of our favorite indie bands to cover each track. The resulting collection, STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It, is in the spirit of our previous free tribute albums for Radiohead'sMore »

By: Stereogum / July 26, 2011

The Strokes – “Call Me Back” Video

The Strokes released Angles almost two weeks ago. As a gift for fans who pre-ordered the album, the band sent out a link to download a video for "Call Me Back." The clip was created by Albert Hammond Jr., and it's an uncomplicated video: slow motion film of water dripping down, a woman walking through… More »

By: jessica / March 29, 2011

Julian Casablancas @ Downtown Palace Theatre, LA 11/6/09

The Stroke's first solo gigs were in Japan this summer, and Monday's Spaceland show was a last minute surprise, so while last night was JC's 4th ever solo show, it was most stateside fans' first shot to see his synth-pop makeover in person. With elaborate stage backdrops and light-up costumes for their encore, Julia… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 7, 2009

Albert Hammond Jr. On Gossip Girl

This week's Halloween episode was even more nonsensical than usual, so we nearly blocked out its cameo from the 1,400 year-old, anemic ghost of the Strokes' guitarist. Watch him perform "In Transit" at the opening of Chuck's speakeasy. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 29, 2009

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice III: 2008 Mashed Up

For the third year in a row, we've turned to master bootlegger team9 to take some of our favorite songs of the year and mash them together. On Stereogum & team9 Present... MySplice III you'll hear familiar blog hits from artists like Lykke Li, of Montreal, the Breeders, Bloc Party, Crystal Castles, and Beck… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2008
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