1. Watch: Arcade Fire, Bon Iver & The Strokes Members Form Supergroup for Charity

    September 21, 2014 2:30 PM EDT Members of Arcade Fire , Bon Iver and the Strokes joined forces on stage at the third annual Pop Vs. Jock charity basketball game on Saturday (Sept. 20) at the  McGill Sports Complex in Montreal. 'Funeral' Turns 10: The Untold Story of Arcade Fire's Album Art & Brooklyn…

  2. The Strokes Deliver Passionate Set During First Concert Since 2011 at New York’s Capitol Theatre

    June 01, 2014 11:52 AM EDT It was easy to get skittish before the Strokes’ concert at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y., on Saturday night (May 31), the band’s first performance since late 2011.  For one thing, the set list possibilities were completely up in the air. Would the Strokes focus, on material off…

  3. The Strokes, 'Comedown Machine': Track-By-Track Review

    March 25, 2013 1:20 PM EDT When the Strokes released "Angles" in 2011, Julian Casablancas and his loyal subjects -- er, band mates -- were officially in comeback mode. The return-to-form LP did what it had to do -- prove the one-time saviors of rock 'n roll could still rock, even as thirtysomething…

  4. Fashion Week: Gwen Stefani's Retro Line, Victoria Beckham Hit the Runway

    September 12, 2011 11:30 AM EDT As Day 4 of New York Fashion Week ended Sunday (Sept. 11), the distinct neon glow and sporty silhouettes that have been threading through the tents so far showed no signs of stopping. Almost every collection of the day incorporated the loud neon to their athletic inspired items. From Gwen…

  5. Strokes Bassist Teams Up With Timo Weiland: Exclusive Runway Playlist

    September 11, 2011 9:35 AM EDT The youngest and hottest in Fashion and music converge tonight (Sept. 11) as Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes and fashion brand Timo Weiland team up for the brand's Spring 2012 show. Timo Weiland, an unfussy and ultra cool label, is designed by Weiland and Alan Eckstein, who were actually…

  6. The Strokes Confirm New Album in the Works, But No Timetable for Release

    April 28, 2011 12:05 PM EDT T he Strokes are busy working on their fifth album -- a potential quick follow-up to this year's "Angles" -- but don't expect to hear any of the new material from the band during an assortment of forthcoming festival dates. "There's nothing that would be ready to…

  7. Billboard Bits: 50 Cent Launches Comedy Site, Justin Guarini Welcomes Baby Boy

    April 27, 2011 7:40 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Guarini Welcomes Baby Boy "American Idol" season 1 runner-up Justin Guarini and wife Reina Capodici welcomed a baby boy, William Neko Bell Guarini, on Tuesday (Apr. 26). "With a full head of…

  8. Billboard Bits: Metallica Working With Rick Rubin Again, Serena Williams Hits The Studio

    April 26, 2011 5:27 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Metallica to Team Up With Rick Rubin Again On Next Album According to Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, producer Rick Rubin is set to work with the band on its next album. Rubin previously worked with Metallica on…

  9. Billboard Bits: The Strokes Starting 'Angles' Follow-Up, Rihanna Bringing J. Cole on Tour

    March 25, 2011 7:25 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. The Strokes Starting 'Angles' Follow-Up in April "Angles," the first Strokes album in five years, was just released on Tuesday, but the band is already preparing to record its follow-up. "…

  10. The Strokes Release New Single, 'Under Cover of Darkness,' as Free Download

    February 09, 2011 4:00 PM EST T he Strokes have released their new single, "Under Cover of Darkness," as a free download on their website today (Feb. 9). The first taste of fourth album "Angles," due out Mar. 22 on RCA, will be available as a free download for 48 hours. At 3:53, "Darkness"…

  11. The Strokes: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 4:09 PM EST The Strokes "Angles" March 22 Despite reports of friction in the Strokes camp-borne out, perhaps, by the five-year break between albums-frontman Julian Casablancas has positive thoughts about the making of the New York quintet's fourth album, a 10-song effort that's due…

  12. Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga Bringing 'Born' to Fashion Week, Strokes' Release Date Confirmed

    January 17, 2011 5:07 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Gaga to Preview 'Born This Way' At Fashion Wee k Lady Gaga has been tapped by Thierry Mugler to be the musical director for the designer's Wednesday show at Paris Fashion Week. Gaga, who was…

  13. New Strokes Album Coming in March, Says Bassist

    January 05, 2011 1:36 PM EST Monday (Jan. 3) marked the five-year anniversary of the release of "First Impressions of Earth," the Strokes ' third and most recent album. Luckily, fans of the New York rock group won't have to endure the drought of new music much longer, as bassist Nikolai Fraiture has…

  14. Watch: The Strokes Discuss the Art of the Mixtape

    December 16, 2010 2:39 PM EST Remember the days of cassette tapes? Well The Strokes do, and in the first interview footage of the band in more than three years, its members talk about their experiences making mixtapes and musical beginnings. Video: The Strokes Discuss the Art of the Mixtape Guitarist Albert Hammond Jr…

  15. The Strokes' Fraiture Turns Toward Nickel Eye

    December 12, 2008 12:26 PM EST As he prepares to roll out his side project, Nickel Eye, next month, Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture predicts the group members' various solo activities will influence the music they make when they reconvene in February. "For any one of us, anything we do outside the band is our…

  16. Pearl Jam Rocks 'Late Show,' Vedder Joins Strokes

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam stuck around last night (May 4) after taping a song for CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman" to play a 10-song set inside New York's Ed Sullivan Theatre exclusively for members of its f Pearl Jam stuck around last night (May 4) after taping a song for CBS&…

  17. Strokes Out To 'Impress'

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST With their third release, the Strokes aim to catch the zeitgeist of a 2001 debut that took the rock world by storm. In 2001, the Strokes transcended the New York club scene in a flash. They became international rock stars, selling 1 million copies of their RCA debut "Is This It" in…

  18. Different Strokes

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Strokes want it understood that despite their global fame, they are still a young band capable of the occasional misstep. "If we sold no records the first time, we obviously wouldn't be in this situation," frontman Julian…

  19. A Halloween Homecoming For The Strokes

    October 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST A frenzy of hype continues to swarm around New York's the Strokes, perhaps the most highly touted band to come out of the Big Apple in two decades. Even if all the fuss helped the group quickly sell o A frenzy of hype continues to swarm around New York's the Strokes, perhaps the…

  20. The Strokes Ink Deal With RCA

    April 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Strokes, New York's underground rock act of the moment, are on the brink of signing a major label deal with RCA Records. Following the release of their debut single, "The Modern Age" on the U.K.'s The Strokes, New York's underground rock act of the moment, are on…