1. SXSW 2016: Samsung's Galaxy Life Fest Launches With The Strokes and Arcs

    March 12, 2016 1:03 PM EST For the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Life Fest at SXSW, held Friday evening (March 11) for a few hundred in a former Austin post office downtown, it was a meeting of the old school and the new school with performances by The Strokes and The Arcs . 5 Must-See Music Docs At SXSW One might think…

  2. The Strokes Confirm They Are Working on New Music

    September 28, 2015 7:56 AM EDT The Strokes '  Julian Casablancas  "let the cat outta the bag," according to guitarist Nick Valensi's wife Amanda de Cadenet -- the alt-rock stars are back in the studio. Watch: Arcade Fire, Bon Iver & The Strokes Members Form Supergroup for Charity During the group&…

  3. Natalie Imbruglia Takes on the Boys With a Feminine Twist on ‘Male’: Album Review

    July 31, 2015 5:46 PM EDT In 1997, Natalie Imbruglia sprinkled fairy dust all over “Torn,” her hit Ednaswap cover. On Male , her first album since 2009, the Aussie singer-actress works more remake magic on tunes originally performed by such male acts as Neil Young , Death Cab for Cutie and Tom Petty . Imbruglia…

  4. Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Release Teaser for Epic 'Human Sadness' Video

    May 13, 2015 10:03 PM EDT It might be eight months since Julian Casablancas and his new band The Voidz released their debut Tyranny , but considering the undertaking of filming a video to the album's 11-minute centerpiece "Human Sadness" it's understandable why a visual accompaniment has not come…

  5. Watch Natalie Imbruglia Channel a 'Dark Stepford Wives' Vibe for Daft Punk Cover

    April 24, 2015 2:19 AM EDT Natalie Imbruglia   has been out of the limelight for a while. Indeed, it’s been six years since the release of her last album, 2009's Come to Life . And a mind-numbing 18 years since she had a global hit with “Torn.”  The Aussie soap actress-turned-pop  singer is  about to have another…

  6. Coral Skies Music Fest Brings Indie Rock to Florida

    October 06, 2014 5:46 PM EDT Julian Casablancas, Cage the Elephant & more will play Oct. 25 and 26. Live Nation is launching a new indie rock festival in Florida that features music along with food trucks, craft beers and art. The inaugural Coral Skies Music Festival, slated for Oct. 25 in Tampa (MidFlorida Credit…

  7. Milky Chance, Alt-J Ascend to No. 1 on Rock Charts

    October 03, 2014 5:38 PM EDT Milky Chance tops Rock Airplay with 'Stolen Dance,' while alt-J opens atop Top Rock Albums with 'This Is All Yours.' Plus, chart action for Leonard Cohen, John Mellencamp and Tweedy. Milky Chance 's "Stolen Dance" reaches the summit of Billboard's…

  8. Karen O Hypes New LP ‘Crush Songs’ With Intimate Shows & Secret Listening Sessions

    August 13, 2014 1:32 PM EDT Karen O , the show-stopping front woman of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs , will release her solo debut Sept. 9 -- and she’s announced a stream of intriguing live events to get her fans even more excited. In the month following the Sept. 9 release of Crush Songs , Karen will perform a series of gigs in…

  9. Governors Ball 2014: The Strokes Return to NYC, Rock Classics-Filled Set

    June 08, 2014 12:40 PM EDT The Strokes never toured behind their 2013 album "Comedown Machine," so now that the New York garage-rockers are starting to come out of hiding for some gigs, it feels like a belated album cycle is kicking into gear. The group played Governors Ball on Saturday. GOVERNORS 2014 BALL…

  10. 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…

  11. Phoenix, The Strokes to Headline LA's FYF Fest

    May 16, 2014 2:26 PM EDT Indie and alternative rock fans in southern California have plenty to look forward to when FYF Fest comes to Los Angeles this August. The two-day festival, set for Aug. 23-24 at its new location at LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park, just announced its 2014 lineup. More festival news:…

  12. The Strokes Aren't 'Toiling' on New Music, Says Albert Hammond, Jr

    October 18, 2013 9:00 AM EDT But Hammond -- whose "AHJ" EP is out now -- says the band will regroup energized and free of a label to "see how we want to present ourselves going forward" Reports of the Strokes' imminent return are a little bit exaggerated, according to guitarist Albert Hammond…

  13. Daft Punk, 'Random Access Memories': Track-By-Track Review

    May 13, 2013 6:43 PM EDT There's a point on "Doin' It Right," the penultimate track on Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," where the album's utter lack of post-modern ambitions smacks the listener in the face. "Everybody will be dancing and be feeling all right!…

  14. Pearl Jam Caps PJ20 Fest With The Strokes, QOTSA, Chris Cornell All-Star Jam: Photos

    September 05, 2011 10:45 AM EDT How did Pearl Jam top its guest-laden headlining set at Saturday's PJ20 birthday celebration / festival in East Troy, WI? The band capped the weekend Sunday (Sept. 4) with a three-hour workout that included a second Temple of the Dog reunion with Soundgarden 's Chris Cornell,…

  15. Pearl Jam Fest Wows With Chris Cornell/Temple of The Dog, Multiple Guests

    September 04, 2011 5:29 AM EDT In an epic kickoff to the band's two-day festival celebrating its 20th anniversary, Pearl Jam 's nearly three-hour rarities-studded set at Wisconsin's Alpine Valley Music Theater Saturday (Sept. 3) tapped a rich vein of Seattle rock history when Soundgarden 's Chris…

  16. The Strokes & Jarvis Cocker Cover The Cars at Reading Festival: Watch

    August 29, 2011 3:29 PM EDT As if The Strokes covering The Cars was not enough NME cred for one stage, Julian Casablancas and company were joined by '90s Britpop star and Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker at the Reading Festival this past weekend across the pond. In a genuine aww -enducing moment, Casablancas seemed…

  17. The Strokes Get Trippy In 'Taken For A Fool' Video

    July 08, 2011 12:35 PM EDT In the Strokes' new video for "Taken For a Fool," frontman Julian Casablancas -- clad in classic leather jacket and American flag tank top -- mugs for the camera as he and the band perform the track from their comeback record, "Angles. The overall effect is garage rock…

  18. Bonnaroo 2011: 10 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    June 13, 2011 10:54 AM EDT Bonnaroo 2011 came down from its Saturday high with an epic Widespread Panic set, a subdued Strokes one and an abbreviated one by Dallas Mavericks fans Explosions in the Sky. Offstage, fans led dance circles, chipped in for Neon Trees and snatched up merch and artist-tossed banana peels. Here…

  19. The Strokes Unveil 'Angles' at Free SXSW Show

    March 18, 2011 8:30 AM EDT "BBQ before the show was a bad choice," Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas joked before launching into the band's encore-ending song "Last Night," at Austin, TX's Auditorium Shores as an elaborate fireworks display lit up the city skyline. That single moment…

  20. Billboard Bits: Miley Cyrus Lashes Out at Paparazzi, Strokes Frontman Dissatisfied with New Album

    March 10, 2011 7:31 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Miley Cyrus Lets Loose on Paparazzi Miley Cyrus and mother Tish were spotted at California Chicken Cafe in West Hollywood Wednesday (Mar. 10), with the paparazzi in close pursuit. While leaving, one of the…

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