Can hardly wait? Us neither. Creative differences were out of control when the band were last interviewed for the cover of NME. The frontman was missing from the studio. If the rumours were to be believed, The Strokes were teetering at the abyss. Because, frankly, the mood of positivity and relief in The Strokes camp is palpable.
For those of us who grew up outside of it that is, most of us , New York City in the first decade of this century felt like a mythical musical breeding ground. Today Vulture has the first excerpt of the tome, and it concerns the downfall of perhaps the most seminal of all New York's early aughts rock and rollers, The Strokes. Delivered as an extensive oral history, it reveals the main stumbling blocks for the band, which appear to have been Albert Hammond Jr's brush with heroin, a level of critical success that didn't translate to commercial sales, and, erm, Ryan Adams:. Albert Hammond Jr. He'd heard that Ryan would come and give me heroin, so he was just like, "If you come to my apartment again with heroin, I'm going to kick your ass. He was definitely a bad influence. It appears that Adams, with whom The Strokes initially shared a manager, Ryan Gentles, was not the most positive influence on Hammond Jr.
Noughties rockers reveal their VERY naughty secrets
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By Karen Ruiz For Dailymail. The disclosure of a one-night stand with the British model comes in a new book lifting the lid on the sex- and drug-fueled lifestyles of the rockers of the early s, and is made by guitarist Anthony Rossomando. It sheds new light on the notoriously louche scene in London which came to be known as the Primrose Hill Set and saw Moss and her friends indulge in a fast-living party lifestyle.