It’s been five years since The Strokes released their last record, but they have finally returned with their new album, Angles.
The band has recently revealed a major reason for their absence has been guitarist Albert Hammand Jr.’s problem with drugs.
The Strokes took a break in 2009 so Hammond could attend rehab, but started again a month later when he was through with treatment.
Hammond told Spin “You always do the crazy-rock-star thing, of course, but I’d rather be left with music from someone I admire than their funny stories of all the fucked-up shit they did.”
Angles is currently available to fans in store and online.