So Are The Strokes Working on a New Album with Rick Rubin?

July 31, 2017
 Musicians Nick Valensi, Albert Hammond Jr., Fabrizio Moretti, Nikolai Fraiture and Julian Casablancas of The Strokes arrive to the T-Mobile Sidekick 4-G Launch in Beverly Hills, California

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The Strokes have recently thrown fans for a loop in a will-they-won’t-they saga of sorts. Rather, guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.’s dad, Albert Hammond Sr., was the one who threw everyone off when he said The Strokes were working on a new album with producer Rick Rubin.

Now, Hammond Jr. has spoken out to clarify that they are not currently recording a follow-up to 2013’s Comedown Machine, and front man Julian Casablancas has his band member’s back.

So, it looks like this was just a case of a proud dad. And there should be new music on the way at some point, so he wasn't completely off track!