The Strokes Are Not Recording With Rick Rubin After All

Julian Casablancas of The Strokes
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Julian Casablancas of The Strokes performs onstage during the 2016 Governors Ball Music Festival at Randall's Island on June 3, 2016 in New York City.

In a recent interview, Albert Hammond Sr. let slip that his son’s band, the Strokes, were recording a new album with Rick Rubin. Except that’s not actually happening, according to the members of the Strokes.

Albert Hammond Jr. took to Twitter to dispel the rumors, clarifying that “we met and played a few music ideas for Rick to feel out a vibe but even a theoretical album plan would be years away, if at all.”

That upcoming Julian Casablancas + The Voidz album is real, though.

This article was originally published on Stereogum.