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2014-08-21 12:27:17

Star producer Moses Schneider, inspiration for the Strokes founder Gordon Raphael, is releasing a second edition of "the alternative workbook" as an e-book with sound samples BERLIN, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- German star producer Moses Schneider is now publishing his book "The alternative workbook or how to pimp your practice room." Schneider is one of Germany's most influential music producers. Under his influence, Gordon Raphael recorded two Strokes albums. Schneider...

2008-07-04 09:00:28

By ELISA BRAY The Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr talks to ELISA BRAY about his new solo album and the things that make him happy Albert Hammond Jr is in London for a whirlwind trip, before he returns back home to New York for the release of his second solo album. All members of The Strokes are known for their celebrity supermodel girlfriends and 28-year-old Hammond is no exception; current photographs show the singer and guitarist out with supermodel of the moment Agyness Deyn who recently...

2006-05-05 14:34:47

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Pearl Jam stuck around Thursday night after taping a song for CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman" to play a 10-song set inside New York's Ed Sullivan Theater for members of its fan club. The performance was cybercast on the "Late Show" Web site and featured six tracks from Pearl Jam's just-released new self-titled album. In addition, the band performed oldies such as "Why Go" (just its fourth airing since 1995), "Do the Evolution,"...

2006-02-23 16:54:00

LONDON (Reuters) - The Arctic Monkeys, who have ridden a wave of Internet hype to top the charts, stole the headlines at the NME music awards on Thursday with three prizes, including Best British Band. The young quartet from Sheffield became the first group at the NME awards to be named Best New Band and Best British Band, and also picked up the Best Track award for their high-octane No. 1 single "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor." The song is one of two singles released so far...

2006-02-03 08:57:44

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - Julian Casablancas could be forgiven for acting like a rock star. He's the lead singer and songwriter for the New York band The Strokes, which has a critically acclaimed new record and is coming off a performance on "Saturday Night Live," perhaps the most coveted rock gig on television. Yet the Julian Casablancas at his publicist's Soho office hardly matches that of his aloof image. He's polite and engaging, quick with a joke, and he exchanges...

2005-12-30 21:51:28

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - In 2001, the Strokes transcended the New York club scene in a flash. They became international rock stars, selling 1 million copies of their RCA debut "Is This It" in the United States alone, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The photogenic quintet were tagged poster boys for a much-ballyhooed new, energetic rock movement that included the Hives and the Vines and, later, Interpol, Franz Ferdinand and the Killers. But when the group offered up...

2005-11-16 02:53:25

By MICHAEL PAOLETTA NEW YORK (Billboard) - The hype may have faded around New York rock quintet the Strokes, but the band is aiming to create some buzz during the promo tour for its third album, "First Impressions of Earth." Guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. told Billboard the trek will consist of a series of secret club shows around the world in the coming weeks, beginning November 14 in Tokyo and proceeding to London, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Milan, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Sydney and...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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