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The Strokes announce a trio of North American gigs

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The band's 2020 live schedule just got a little bit bigger

Watch The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas join The Raconteurs to perform ‘The Modern Age’

It's the first time White and Casablancas have shared a stage since the early '00s

Julian Casablancas says streaming services are “a waste of time”: “Music’s gone so backwards”

Julian Casablancas has called streaming services “a waste of time” and blamed the advances of streaming technology for music having “gone so backwards”. The Strokes and Voidz frontman explained in a new interview that he does not personally use services like Spotify or Apple Music, describing them as “the new gatekeepers”. Read more: Meet Julian Casablancas' favourite new band Rey Pila...

Julian Casablancas reveals the album where he ‘lost sight’ of things

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Julian Casablancas has revealed the one album where he felt he "lost sight" of things. The musician released 'Virtue', his second album with The Voidz, earlier this year. In a four-star review, NME said: "The Voidz and Julian might not be the most predictable band to pin down, but there are at least some things that we’ve come to expect...

Julian Casablancas’ The Voidz are coming to the UK and Ireland

Voidz UK tour
The Voidz have announced a new UK and Ireland tour to take place later this year. The band, fronted by Julian Casablancas, released their second album 'Virtue' earlier this year. In a four-star review, NME said: "The Voidz and Julian might not be the most predictable band to pin down, but there are at least some things that we’ve...

Julian Casablancas: “The mainstream resistance to Trump completely misses the point”

Julian Casablancas has argued how the "whole mainstream resistance" to Donald Trump "completely misses the point" because the President is "just like a symbolic facade, puppet of the real problems". The Strokes frontman recently spoke to Rolling Stone, admitting that he is somewhat a fan of Russia Today because the controversial TV network gives airtime to American dissidence, despite "obviously" also...

Julian Casablancas on why not liking The Beatles is a good thing

The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has discussed not liking The Beatles in a new interview. Casablancas recently made headlines after blaming Ed Sheeran's success on "cultural brainwashing" and claiming that Jimi Hendrix "didn’t have hits". Speaking now to Rolling Stone, Casablancas suggested that not listening to the Fab Four may have helped inform his own music and individuality. "I have that maybe advantage that I didn't...

The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas blames Ed Sheeran’s success on “cultural brainwashing”

The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has lamented the current state of popular music, arguing in a new interview that Ariel Pink should be as big as Ed Sheeran. Speaking to Vulture recently, Casablancas suggested that the internet has had a negative effect on which artists see mainstream success and that "cultural brainwashing" has led to Sheeran's massive popularity. "I really believed that the internet’s capacity...

Julian Casablancas says Jimi Hendrix “didn’t have hits”

Voidz
The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has stated that Jimi Hendrix "didn’t have hits" in a new interview. In a new Vulture interview surrounding his upcoming new The Voidz album, Casablancas opens up on his desires for the future of the music industry, stating that he believes Ariel Pink should be as big as Ed Sheeran. When quizzed on how he sees the...