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News Roundup: New Strokes Music On The Way, Phoenix Name New Album...

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The Strokes have decided to release a new album this year. They'll give us a sneak peek of the record very soon, when their brand new single hits a a prominent radio station. Also, there's new Phoenix music on the way. The band has named their upcoming album and we've got the details for you below. Also, Bat For Lashes announced she'll be going on tour, and Metallica revealed the release date...

10 Songs For Your New Year's Eve Playlist

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New Year's Eve is always a great opportunity for a fresh start. It's a chance to get get rid of negative vibes and tell yourself that this year will be your year. Or if you've had an awesome year, it's a time to celebrate and party like it's 1999. Whatever you're mood may be, we want you to welcome 2012 with open arms. So we've compiled a list of songs that will set the mood just right this...

Albums of the Week: The Bad, The Good – The Strokes Vs. Duran Duran

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Don't be surprised to find the reviews a little skewed this week. I never thought I'd be compiling The Strokes and Chris Brown together under the worst of the week, but critics have done a pretty equal job trashing on both albums. The reviews look better as we venture into the world of Swedish rock and some oldie-but-goodie tracks that will bring you back to the 1980s.

Roundup: Foo Fighters, The Strokes, Katy Perry, Paris Hilton...

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It's been a great year for music, but this roundup is about looking forward to the future. With potentially successful collaborations on the way, a major 21st century act returning to the stage, and a rich heiress trying desperately to remain relevant, audiophiles will have a lot to talk about in the coming months. Let's take a peek and see what's in store for us...

The Strokes' Bassist Talks New Album, Band Tensions

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As we reported earlier this month, The Strokes’ first album in five years is set to be released on March 28th.  The album, called Angles, features a “heavy-duty makeover” of the New York band’s songwriting dynamic, according to SPIN, as the band has switched from a Julian Casablancas dictatorial state to a more democratic songwriting group:

The Strokes and Duran Duran for Coachella?

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Coachella has made a name for itself as one of the best music festivals in the world; each year an impossible -to-beat wish list of popular and obscure acts converge to throw a music fan's dream party. The show returns on April 15, 16 and 17 of this year, and while a full line-up has yet to be confirmed, the rumor mill is already running. According to Billboard, two acts that may show up this...

The Strokes New Album Due In March

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The Strokes New Album Due In March
The Strokes - remember them? - have completed work on their fourth album and will release it 'by March,' according to the BBC. In a chat with Radio 1 DJ  Zane Lowe, Strokes' bassist Nikolai Fraiture confirmed that the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2006's First Impressions Of Earth is "in the mixing stage".

Austin City Limits 2010: The Strokes vs Phish: Battle of the Bands

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Having two musical powerhouses headlining the first day of Austin City Limits is no small feat. New York rockers The Strokes took the stage in tandem with jam-band aficionados Phish at opposite ends of Zilker Park Friday night. And it turned into an unintentional battle of the bands, that had one stand out and obvious winner...

Austin City Limits: A Texas-Sized Music Experience

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Beyond the western horizon, nestled within the city of Austin, awaits a festival teeming with holistic musical vibes and a down-home appeal that you could only get from an oasis in the heart of Texas. Stemming back to 2002, Austin City Limits is still holding tight to its roots this year.  Bringing together rock, hip-hop, reggae, world fusion, indie and local flavor, the...

Photos from Outside Lands Festival 2010

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Phoenix at Outside Lands Festival 2010
Our time up in San Francisco went by faster than we had hoped! Outside Lands Festival 2010 was literally a nice breath of fresh air compared to festivals like Coachella. It also had that breeze we didn't get at Lollapalooza the weekend before. Most of all, it had a lot of hippies who just wanted to share the love... man. To see everything from your favorite bands such as...

Julian Casablancas Wants To Write New York Mets Theme Song

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Spinner notes today that Strokes frontman and newfound solo artist Julian Casablancas, when not continuing to capably ape Lou Reed and late ‘70s New York City rock ‘n’ roll, has yet another rock dream to conquer—he wants to write the television theme for the New York baseball team, the Mets.

Lollapalooza 2010 Photo Gallery: Day 1

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Lollapalooza 2010 kicked off with a bang! We got a great work out from walking from one end of the festival to the other but each trek was well-worth it for all the artists we got to see on the first day. Besides, Friday's headliner was Lady Gaga. Not many people are going to forget that whether they were thinking, "I love her!" or "She's just creepy" or "This is too weird."...

Lollapalooza 2010: The Strokes

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The Strokes at Lollapalooza 2010
With the night coming to a close, it was time for Friday's headliner where Lollapalooza would basically turn into Gagapalooza. I could be writing a review for Lady Gaga but, honestly, I was Gaga-ed out after only 40 minutes into her set. However, with it not even being 9:00 yet, I wasn't ready to go home. Fortunately, The Strokes were also closing the night...

Lollapalooza Announces 2010 Set Times

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After  announcing a dizzyingly varied lineup that range from Arcade Fire, The Strokes, and Phoenix to a veritable music Axis of Evil (Lady Gaga, Green Day, and Soundgarden), and then adding an extra 60,000 tickets because its not already overcrowded enough, the Lollapalooza 2010 set times and complete lineup have now been announced.

Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup Announced!

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Well, it’s finally here: Chicago festival Lollapalooza has announced it’s 2010 lineup.  And, as far as surprises go, they are few and far between —the long rumored Axis of Evil garnered the headlining slots with Lady Gaga, Green Day, and Soundgarden (hey, I loved ‘em back in the day just like everyone else, but come on—you hear the last Chris Cornell...

Julian Casablancas Complains About How LA Made Him Broke

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Julian Casblancas Complains About How LA Made Him Broke
When Julian Casablancas came to LA to try out some of his new matieral and put on a residency, we welcomed him with open arms and ears. However, many things didn't go according to plan. His solo album, Phrazes of the Young, didn't get the critical praise he had expected to recieve as the front man of The Strokes. Although The Strokes' Is This It was named...

The Strokes Add Second Festival Date

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The Strokes Announce Second Festival Date
With Julian Casablancas releasing his solo album, Phrazes For the Young, along with a residency at LA's Downtown Palace Theater, Frabizio Moretti starting Little Joy, and Albert Hammond, Jr. doing his own thing, The Strokes' reunion has been long awaited! We brought you news of their first major date in regards to...