In the early days of touring, there was some troubles, and I’ve become like the orchestral director, I was the one that told everyone what to do. I wanted us to be equal, but it was impossible, we were sharing everything, but some of us were really doing nothing, which created a feeling I was trying to repress. Note: I believe this next paragraph is supposed to be in the past tense, but I’m not 100% sure.) To forget his tyrannic image, Casablancas parties, drinks a lot, goes out with models (Chrissie Cornell) or singers (Regina Spektor).
At the time, it was also rumored that Courtney Love wrote her song “But Julian I am a little too old for you” thinking about him which was not a good sign.
So what is the REAL reason The Strokes suffered in-fighting in 2006 and have taken so long to put out their fourth album? Let’s just get to the translation, which was written by Molly, proofread by Mona (many thanks to them again) and edited by me, after the jump and then I’ll address the two major fuckups after that. “Video clips, our image, and everything, I was completely emerged in it, I would make myself sick ” Casablancas sighs.
Because Julian was pulling all the weight and everybody had to prove their merit to each other with a solo album? The REAL reason, according to the French edition of is, amongst a bevy of things, because of a love triangle within The Strokes.
” I was way too involved, and I’ve always wanted to build that 5-united-guys image.
But there’s always somebody that made things harder, and drew attention to himself about a guitar solo that he wants to keep or some other things….
It made me even happier to see that, because they put all their hearts into it, they are much more motivated now to work for the band. It’s always a pleasure to work on them, and I bring my melodies too.
But if I want to be completely involved in a project as I was before, it would be for myself.” Guessing what we could deduce of this sentence, he corrects himself by saying : “But, I confirm that I’ll always be glad to play with The Strokes, separated or not.
It’s strange but that’s how it is.” Does he realize that he just made it very confusing for the person he is talking to?
Albert Hammond Jr is sulking because Juliet Joslin, the manager of the band, prefers Casablancas. who left him for another rocker, Alex Greenwald from the Phantom Planet.
As for Fabrizio Moretti, he starts going out with famous actresses (Drew Barrymore, Kirsten Dunst) and now has to hide from paparazzis.
Once, Barrymore said that they were both bored during a performance of La Bohème at the opera, so they decided to have fun in the toilets.. In 2007, The Strokes’ spirit is very low, and the band can’t reunite to start working on a new record that is asked body and soul by the fans. A break that will allow them to work on their solo projects.
Looking back at it, Casablancas thinks this break was positive for everyone : “I’m really happy that Nikolai, Albert, and Fab released solo records, which are very successful.