The Strokes Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


8th January 2016

Fact: Kanye West, The Strokes, and The Killers are set to headline the 2016 Governors Ball festival. Beck, Robyn, Death Cab For Cutie, Haim, Chvrches, and Of Monsters And Men will also grace the stage at Randall's Island in New York during the three-day event, which will take place from 3 to 5 June (16).


10th March 2015

Fact: The Strokes rocker ALBERT HAMMOND, JR. has added tie-maker to his resume after creating a new line of accessories with Jacques-Elliott. The new range of ties will be available via the New York-based fashion company's website next month (Apr15).


13th May 2014

Fact: Rockers The Strokes will mark their live comeback after three years with a gig at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on 31 May (14). The concert will serve as a warm-up show for the band's headlining set at the Governors Ball festival on Randall's Island next month (Jun14).


15th January 2014

Fact: The Strokes star Julian Casablancas will serve double duty at the Governors Ball festival in New York in June (14) - the frontman will perform solo and with his rock band. The annual Governors Ball will mark The Strokes' first gig since 2011. They will join the reunited Outkast, Jack White and Vampire Weekend among the headliners at the weekend event, held on Randall's Island. Disclosure, Phoenix, Skrillex and Tv on the Radio will also perform.


23rd March 2011

Quote: "I bet him a guitar and I beat him... I made him ship it to me." The Strokes star Nikolai Fraiture on winning a darts game bet with a Japanese record label executive.


23rd March 2011

Quote: "We weren't f**king scared of them the first time we heard them. We're not f**king scared of them now!" Beady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher is not concerned about playing on the same bill as The Strokes at the Reading and Leeds festivals in the U.K. this August (11).


17th March 2011

Quote: "I go out every night. It's something I'm trying to work through. Why do you think I'm going to see a psychiatrist?" The Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti is keen to kick his vampire lifestyle.


9th February 2011

Fact: The Strokes are releasing their new single UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS for free on their website on Wednesday (09Feb11) - but it will only be available until Friday (11Feb11).


6th January 2011

Fact: The Strokes are set to release the band's fourth record in March (10) - their first album in five years. The release of currently-untitled disc has been pushed back numerous times over the last few months but it is now set to hit shelves in the spring (11).


10th August 2010

Quote: "You're not allowed to be a new band if you're not from Brooklyn. It's cool and all, I dig the vibes there, but nah. I just can't do it." The Strokes star Julian Casablancas has no desire to move from his native Manhattan, New York to the trendy Big Apple borough.


10th June 2010

Fact: New York rockers The Strokes performed their first gig since 2006 on Wednesday (09Jun10) with a secret concert in London, where they played under the alias Venison. Coldplay's Chris Martin and Libertine Carl Barat were in the star-studded crowd.


18th January 2010

Quote: "I'm trying to enjoy the time before it because I know that everything is going to change. You're just trying to make this little life survive." The Strokes rocker Julian Casablancas is waiting for his world to change - his wife is expecting their first child next month (Feb10).


18th January 2010

Quote: "Some people can drink casually. I envy them. If I have one drink in me or two drinks in me, I just don't have the willpower to stop anymore." The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas on his alcohol issues.


11th December 2009

Quote: "It's the last album that had a big effect on me before The Killers took off. It was a pivotal moment, really. I couldn't believe how good it was. We threw away every one of our songs except Mr Brightside. It raised the bar for everybody." THE KILLERS frontman Brandon Flowers on The Strokes' 2001 album IS THIS IT.


16th November 2009

Quote: "I'm not going to argue that I wasn't privileged, but do you have to grow up in a ghetto RoboCop warzone to make rock music? It's not like I grew up a millionaire." The Strokes star Julian Casablancas on the band's reputation as rich kids.


3rd November 2009

Fact: The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas is getting in the Christmas spirit by releasing I Wish It Was Christmas Today as a holiday single seven-inch record in December (09).


22nd October 2009

Fact: The Strokes star Julian Casablancas is set to become Mr. November in Los Angeles - he'll perform solo shows at the Downtown Palace Theatre every Friday throughout the month.


15th July 2009

Fact: The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas is to release his debut solo album later this year (09). PHRAZES FOR THE YOUNG will hit stores in the autumn and will be followed by a solo tour.


9th March 2009

Quote: "(It was) one of the most, if not the most, important relationships Ive had in my life. Were still very close." Drew Barrymore on her five-year relationship with ex-boyfriend Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes.


15th October 2008

Fact: The grand opening of celebrity-owned Hollywood restaurant Shin was a star-studded affair on Tuesday night (14Oct08) with guests including Kirsten Dunst, Bijou Phillips, singers Adam Levine and will.i.am, and rocker Joel Madden. The Korean BBQ eatery is part-owned by Mark Ronson, Gerard Butler and The Strokes' Julian Casablancas.


11th August 2008

Fact: The Strokes star Albert Hammond Jr. is set to make a small fortune after putting his apartment in New York's East Village on the market. He is selling the two-bedroom pad for $1.19 million (GBP595,000) after buying the property for $770,000 (GBP385,000) in 2005.


11th February 2008

Fact: Super Furry Animals star Gruff Rhys has teamed up with The Strokes' FAB MORETTI and The Magic Numbers to record a new album inspired by controversial '80s businessman JOHN DeLOREAN. The project, called Stainless Style and recorded under the name Neon Neon, will be released in March (08).


12th September 2006

Quote: "It makes me happy to smell them." Drew Barrymore has a special way of staying close to boyfriend Fabrizio Moretti from The Strokes when he's away on tour - she keeps his unwashed T-shirts in her bed.


30th August 2006

Fact: The Strokes have recorded a cover of Marvin Gaye's MERCY MERCY ME with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme as a B-side to their new single YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE.


8th June 2006

Fact: Rockers The Strokes have recorded a cover of Marvin Gaye's MERCY, MERCY ME with PEARL JAM star Eddie Vedder and Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme as the B-side to their new single YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE.


2nd May 2006

Quote: "I met The Strokes recently, and they were really, genuinely, politely fawning. I found that charming and quite humbling." PEARL JAM star Eddie Vedder has fans in high places.


28th March 2006

Fact: Rockers The Strokes toyed with names like RUBBER BAND and THE DE NIROS before agreeing on their current moniker.


15th March 2006

Fact: The Strokes and Kings Of Leon recently stepped up to the plate for a top secret baseball match in Nashville, Tennessee. Neither group is talking about the low-key clash - or revealing who won.


5th January 2006

Quote: <p>"My favourite Drew movie? Have you ever seen Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind? I think that was a phenomenal movie. I really like ET as well." The Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti discusses his favourite film starring his girlfriend Drew Barrymore. </p>


27th November 2005

Quote: <p>"Sure, I remember T In The Park. I was drunk but not mean drunk. Just the two pints of beer and still in a good mood." The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas defends his onstage drinking, even if fans at Scottish music festival T In The Park doubt he even remembers his own performance. </p>


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