1. 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 exaggera ...

  2. The Strokes Working On New Album in New York

    June 12, 2012 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Strokes have recently logged time at New York's Electric Lady Studios recording the follow-up to 2011's "Angles," Billboard.com has learned. The group is working with producer Gus Oberg, who was behind the mixing desk for par ...

  3. The Postelles Go Indie for Long-Delayed Debut Album

    June 10, 2011 1:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 From the Postelles' first meeting after signing to Capitol, the situation looked bleak. It was fall 2008, and the fresh-faced New York band was excited to discuss plans for its debut with its A&R rep and radio team. But the band couldn' ...

  4. The Strokes: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 4:09 PM EST 0 0 0 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 fourt ...

  5. Duffy Working With Questlove, Hammond On Sophomore LP

    January 12, 2010 2:44 PM EST 0 0 0 Welsh singer Duffy is working with Roots drummer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and veteran songwriter Albert Hammond Sr. on her sophomore album, Billboard.com can reveal. A planned three-week session just got underway in New York, with Thomps ...

  6. Strokes Guitarist Inks Deal With Primary Wave

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Primary Wave Music Publishing has signed a co-publishing agreement with Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., through which the company will provide Hammond with a variety of marketing and administration services. Hammond's writing credits in ...

  7. The Right Stroke

    July 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. says he never really set out to record his solo debut, "Yours to Keep," which arrived in 2006 in England on Rough Trade, then hit American stores early last year v Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. s ...

  8. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beck and Danger Mouse make a lean and mean psychedelic opus, Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. presses on with his solo career and Imani Coppola gets back to pop with Little Jackie in this week's H A collaborative album from Wynton Marsalis ...

  9. Strokes' Guitarist Hammond Readies Solo Debut

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. will release his solo debut, "Yours To Keep," Oct. 9 in the United Kingdom via Rough Trade. There are no plans to release the set in the United States at prese The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond J ...

  10. Strokes To Begin U.S. Tour At Home

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Strokes will begin a spring U.S. tour on March 3 with a hometown show at New York Hammerstein Ballroom. The Strokes will begin a spring U.S. tour on March 3 with a hometown show at New York Hammerstein Ballroom. According to the band's Web ...

  11. Strokes Out To 'Impress'

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 o ...

  12. Different Strokes

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 the United States alone, accordin In 2001, the Strokes transcended the N ...

  13. Sshh!: The Strokes Planning Secret Club Shows

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As the Jan. 3 release of their third RCA album, "First Impressions of Earth," draws near, the Strokes are about to set off on a worldwide promo tour that will feature secret club shows in several citi As the Jan. 3 release of their third R ...

  14. Different Strokes

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  15. Strokes To Roll With The Stones Amid Fall Trek

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Strokes will add another feather to their youthful cap Oct. 4 and 5, as they join the Rolling Stones' Licks tour as the opening act for dates, in Landover, Md. and Hartford, Conn., respectively. The Strokes will add another feather to their ...

  16. Morissette, Mullen Join Shortlist Panel

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alanis Morissette and U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. have joined the "listmakers" panel for the second annual Shortlist Music Prize. Along with the addition of Chicago Tribune music journalist Greg Kot, Alanis Morissette and U2 drummer Larry ...

  17. Not Quite 'It': Strokes Gear Up For Busy Fall

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Strokes have been promoting their RCA debut, "Is This It," for almost 13 months, but the blitz isn't ready to wind down just yet. The Strokes have been promoting their RCA debut, "Is This It," for almost 13 months, but t ...

  18. Doves, Bowie Among Mercury Prize Nominees

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 David Bowie is one of the few veteran artists among the nominees for this year's Panasonic Mercury Music Prize, announced this morning (July 30) in London. U.K. television host and former Squeeze keyb David Bowie is one of the few veteran artis ...

  19. Billboard Bits: Shortlist, Marilyn Manson, Neil Peart

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Shortlist, Marilyn Manson, Neil Peart The full complement of "listmakers" for the 2002 Shortlist prize has been confirmed, with a total of 20 recording artists, record producers, film directors, journalists, and radio personalities ...

  20. Beck, Mos Def Among Second Shortlist Judges

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Shortlist Music Project, which debuted last year, will return for its second annual awards ceremony and concert Oct. 29 at Los Angeles' Knitting Factory, Billboard reports in its July 27 issue. Th The Shortlist Music Project, which debuted ...

  21. Strokes Head Back Out On The Road

    October 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rising New York rock act the Strokes have lined up a two-week swing of U.S. dates in support of their RCA debut, "Is This It." The new shows begin Nov. 14 in Philadelphia and wrap Nov. 28 in Norfolk, Rising New York rock act the Strokes ha ...

  22. A Halloween Homecoming For The Strokes

    October 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  23. The Strokes Ink Deal With RCA

    April 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...