30 things you never knew about The Strokes

The Strokes (pictured here posing for an NME Christmas cover shoot in 2005) have admitted to taking the riff for their 2001 single, 'Last Nite', from Tom Petty's 1977 single 'American Girl'. However, Petty has no intention of suing them for plagiarism. In 2006 he said: "The Strokes took 'American Girl', and I saw an interview with them where they actually admitted it. I was like, 'OK, good for you.' It doesn't bother me."

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