the strokes

Watch Arctic Monkeys Cover The Strokes’ “Is This It”

On their latest album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, Arctic Monkeys' frontman Alex Turner expressed his desire to be part of The Strokes in the…
Israel Daramola / July 25, 2018

The Arctic Monkeys Open Their New Album With a Line About The Strokes

The Arctic Monkeys are back in our lives, with a new album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, out May 11th. According to Pitchfork, representatives from the…
Israel Daramola / April 19, 2018

Julian Casablancas Has Some “Voidz” in His Understanding of Rock History

Voidz frontman and sometime Stroke Julian Casablancas is the latest subject of David Marchese's revealing—sometimes too revealing—interviews with notable musical figures for New York magazine. Casablancas has pop music…
Anna Gaca / March 12, 2018

Modern Musicians Couldn’t Help But Swipe From Tom Petty Songs

It's next to impossible to turn on the radio or press play on a Spotify playlist without hearing a fragment of melody, line of lyrics,…
Andy Cush / October 3, 2017

Preview The Strokes: The First Ten Years, a New Photo Collection of Their Early Days

The Strokes: The First Ten Years is an upcoming photographic document of the New York band's early days, as captured by photographer Cody Smyth. Today, we're previewing…
SPIN Staff / August 30, 2017

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Announce South American Tour

Back in July, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz announced their first show in two years would be at Colombia's Breakfast Festival in October, as part of…
Brian Josephs / August 28, 2017

Ryan Adams Is Tweeting Some Wildly Rude Shit About the Strokes

One of the most fascinating and ultimately heartbreaking chapters of Meet Me in the Bathroom, Lizzy Goodman's excellent oral history of the '00s NYC rock scene,…
Jeremy Gordon / July 31, 2017

The Strokes Aren’t Recording With Rick Rubin After All [UPDATE]

During a recent interview with The West Australian, Albert Hammond Sr. dished that the Strokes are working with Rick Rubin. Hammond's son, Albert Hammond Jr., is, of course,…
Emma May / July 28, 2017

The Killers’ Ronnie Vannucci Jr. Is Still Flattered the Strokes Liked His Band

Once upon a time, the young Strokes looked at the Killers' runaway hit "Mr. Brightside" and thought: What have they got that we don't? "We had conversations…
Anna Gaca / July 25, 2017

Meet Me in the Bathroom Is the First Great History of New York’s 21st Century Rock Scene

In the future, some emotionless musicologist may look back at the Strokes and wonder why they were such a big deal. Why all the fuss…
Jeremy Gordon / May 23, 2017

The Strokes’ Tumultuous Relationship With Ryan Adams Recapped in New Book: “He Was Definitely a Bad Influence”

Journalist Lizzy Goodman will publish Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City, 2001–2011, a new oral history diving into…
Jeremy Gordon / May 15, 2017

Watch Paramore Faithfully Cover the Strokes’ “Someday”

Paramore's new album After Laughter is out today, just three weeks after it was first announced. Last night, the band celebrated with an intimate release-night show at…
Anna Gaca / May 12, 2017

Julian Casablancas Sings Lead Vocals on Exhibition’s “No One There”

The Strokes' Julian Casablancas has contributed lead vocals to a new song on the debut EP from Exhibition, the solo project of Hammarsing Kharhmar, a India-born…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 6, 2017

Video: Summer Moon (The Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture) – “Happenin'”

Summer Moon, the side project from Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture, have released the video for their recent single "Happenin'." The Samuel D Evans-starring clip follows a…
Brian Josephs / February 15, 2017

The Strokes’ Nick Valensi Finally Starts His Own Band

Up until now, the Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi was the only member of the seminal rock group without his own side project. He changed that today with…
Brian Josephs / August 2, 2016
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