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The Strokes

The Strokes


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Rock band

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New York City, New York, USA

Claim to fame :

Album "Is This It" (2001)


The Strokes are American band who started out as an indie and made a success mainly in U.K. Its formula consist of Julian Casablancas as the lead vocal, Nick Valensi as guitarist, Albert Hammond, Jr. as the other guitarist, Nikolai Fraiture as bassist and Fabrizio Moretti as drummer. The band were formed in 1998 and claimed their fame in 2001 with their first album.

Julian was sent to a boarding school in Switzerland at the age of 13 and he met Albert there. The friendship continued when Albert visited New York to attend NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and shared an apartment with Julian. Together with Nick, Fab and Nikolai, they started a band, which, like other indie acts, began their career in clubs. Things got serious when Mercury Longue's booker Ryan Gentles decided to step in as their manager.

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Video: Members of Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and The Strokes Form Supergroup for Charity

September 22, 2014 07:57:57 GMT

formed a one-off supergroup with some members of and at the third annual Pop Vs. Jock charity basketball game on Saturday, September 20. The band called the Pop All Star Band performed together during halftime of the game held at the McGill Sports Complex in Montreal.

The Strokes' Guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. Gets Married

December 28, 2013 05:27:50 GMT

Albert Hammond Jr. is a married man. ' guitarist tied the knot with his girlfriend Justyna Sroka on December 23. "Mr. & Mrs. Hammond, jr. Yeah...she kept the JR. YES!! Haha she's JHJ I'm AHJ," he tweeted. The newlyweds also showed off their wedding rings on Twitter.

Video Premiere: The Strokes' 'Taken for a Fool'

July 09, 2011 03:48:17 GMT

have just released a music video in support of their latest single "Taken for a Fool". and his bandmates are multiplying into several figures while performing in a dark fake forest which is digitally splattered with some bright and dull colors.

Gary Oldman Knows 'The Dark Knight Rises' Ending

March 29, 2011 09:42:27 GMT

has been sworn to secrecy about the new "Batman", "" movie, but reveals he's one of the only people who knows how the follow-up to "" ends. The British actor, who has played top cop Jim Gordon in both of Christopher Nolan's Batman films, will reprise his role in a third installment, which will begin shooting in London in May 2011.

Helen Mirren Leaves Hand and Foot Imprints on Hollywood

March 29, 2011 09:37:09 GMT

left another mark on Hollywood on Monday, March 28 when she placed her hand and footprints in the cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theater. The Oscar-winning actress joined the other Tinseltown legends who have sank their hands and feet in wet cement outside the Tinseltown landmark and was toasted by fellow Brit , her co-star in upcoming remake "".

Jamie Hince Makes Chelsea Hotel as Own Home in New York

March 29, 2011 09:30:39 GMT

The Kills rocker Jamie Hince always insists on staying at the fabled Chelsea Hotel whenever he's in New York, and has spent nights in both Edie Sedgwick and Sid Vicious' suites. The British rocker, who is engaged to supermodel , knows he could do better, but he loves the "spirit" of the old rock 'n roll haunt.

Penelope Cruz to Get Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

March 29, 2011 09:24:42 GMT

Spanish star is to be honored with the 2,436th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Director Rob Marshall will honor the sexy new mum when she unveils her Tinseltown landmark on April 1.

Miranda Cosgrove Leads Nickelodeon's Anti-Bullying Campaign

March 29, 2011 08:24:08 GMT

Actress is leading a new TV campaign to raise awareness about bullying in the digital age. The "" star has joined forces with executives at children's TV network Nickelodeon and a host of its young actors to stamp out the hurtful behavior among youths and advise kids on what to do if they are targeted by bullies online.

Sean Penn Settles Assault Lawsuit With Paparazzi

March 29, 2011 05:57:31 GMT

has settled his civil suit with a paparazzo, almost one year after pleading no contest to vandalism charges. The "" actor was charged with battery and misdemeanor vandalism after a violent run-in with photographer Jordan Dawes in 2009.

Darius Rucker to Perform With Disabled Teens at 2011 ACM Awards

March 29, 2011 05:55:19 GMT

Former Hootie & The Blowfish frontman is set to hit the stage at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards on Sunday, April 3 with 25 disabled youngsters who helped write his new track.

Jerry Seinfeld Takes Delight in Legal Battle With Chef

March 29, 2011 03:32:25 GMT

was disappointed when a judge threw out a "ridiculous" lawsuit against him - because he was looking forward to fighting "the system" like his hero Lenny Bruce . The funnyman was caught up in a legal battle after chef Missy Chase Lapine filed suit against him for mocking her during an appearance on "" 's U.S. chat show in 2007.

Hugh Jackman Wants to Land Bollywood Role

March 29, 2011 02:16:44 GMT

has his sights set on breaking Bollywood after meeting Indian film executives during a movie convention in Mumbai. The "X-Men" star was invited to act as a judge at the city's annual FICCI Frames convention last week, March 23-25.

Shifty Shellshock of Crazy Town Arrested on Outstanding Warrants

March 28, 2011 09:37:11 GMT

American musician Shifty Shellshock was arrested on Sunday, March 27 after cops discovered he had several outstanding warrants against him when they were called to an alleged domestic dispute between the rocker and his girlfriend.

Adele Continues to Dominate U.K. Albums Chart, The Strokes Settle for Third

March 28, 2011 07:50:47 GMT

Soul sensation has upset ' big U.K. chart comeback - the rockers have been forced to settle for third place as the Brit continues to dominate the albums countdown. The singer's sophomore effort, "", made it nine consecutive weeks at number one, while her debut disc, "", took second place, leaving The Strokes to enter at three with "", their first release since 2006's "".

Artist of the Week: The Strokes

March 21, 2011 06:00:05 GMT

After enjoying a much-needed time off, now come back with a new album called "". Two years in the making, the new effort will make its way out across the United States on March 22. "Sonically, I feel it's the album which should have been made between '' [2003] and '' [2006]," bassist Nikolai Fraiture once said.

Video: The Strokes Debut New Song 'Life Is Simple in the Moonlight'

March 07, 2011 08:50:16 GMT

have just revealed another new song from their upcoming album. and his bandmates showcased "Life Is Simple in the Moonlight" when coming to visit "" over the weekend.

'SNL' Pair Up Miley Cyrus and The Strokes

February 12, 2011 04:37:02 GMT

would be your "" host on March 5, it has been confirmed. This is the first time the "" alumna takes the duty as a host but it is not the first time she is featured on the show.

New Official Trailer and Clip for 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' Released

April 07, 2010 03:41:46 GMT

New videos which give preview to "" have made their way out online. After a new trailer played during "" screenings has been leaked, Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted the official version. A full-length clip which follows 's Dean at an eatery has also been aired during "".

'American Idol' Top 9 Recap: Katie Stevens and Casey James Shine

April 07, 2010 03:39:39 GMT

The top 9 contestants of "" belted out songs from - songbook. McCartney sent his well-wishes to the contestants through a video before Aaron Kelly opened the show with "The Long and Winding Road". said it indeed felt like a long and winding road. encouraged him to change his usual performance while called it "very old-fashioned, and very boring."

Lady GaGa, Erykah Badu and Green Day Lined Up for Lollapalooza

April 07, 2010 03:24:18 GMT

Musicians billed to rock this year's Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago have been announced by organizers on Tuesday, April 6. Appearing on the performers list are dance queen who often offers theatrical stage act for her performance, who recently landed in hot water for appearing naked near the spot where John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and whose latest studio album "" is picked up for Broadway play.

Fabrizio Moretti Teams Up With Norah Jones to Auction Off Designs for Haiti Relief Effort

February 11, 2010 04:49:37 GMT

rocker Fabrizio Moretti has joined and to help raise funds for Haiti - by selling off personalized memorabilia. The musicians have stamped their own designs on items including bags, t-shirts and musical instruments which will be added to an auction to help survivors of the earthquake that hit the nation on January 12.