Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. says we haven’t heard the last of the New York-based band, despite the fact that they have not played a single show or given one interview in support of their latest album, Comedown Machine, which came out last March. But Hammond told NME that he feels confident the group will return to the limelight, saying, “At some point we will do something and we will speak about it wholly and it will feel good. It just feels too one-sided or weird or not fun when it’s not coming as a group effort, but everything’s great.”
Hammond added that the band is too far along in its career to stop making music entirely, saying. “The Strokes are always open to — it’s always going to have something. I’m not saying that’s the word from the band, just that’s how I look at it, how it feels — like we’ve gone past the point of not doing stuff.”
- Comedown Machine entered the Billboard album chart at Number 10 last March with 41,000 copies sold — the act’s smallest sales debut since 2001.
- Hammond and fellow Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi did get together to cover Bob Dylan‘s “Positively 4th Street” at Dylan Fest in Dublin, Ireland last Friday night (August 9th).
- Hammond performed Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” on his own before being joined by Valensi for “Positively 4th Street,” which they both sang on.