Some things The Strokes will never do.
- Albert: we'll never pose in bathing suits.
- Fab: I don't think we'll make movies, or have our own show one night on tv celebrating our music.
- Julian: we'll never get in a helicopter...
- Albert: ... because that's how musicians die.
- Nick: we'll never paint our faces black and pretend to be African.
- Fab: I'll never do a drum solo onstage.
- Albert: We'll never continue without a band member.
- Julian: If a member left we'd change the name because it wouldn't be The Strokes.
- Nick: We'll never ride on a bicycle made for five.
- Fab: I will never do a commercial.
- Nick: (laughing) It depends on what they're trying to sell, I'm not gonna show up for Right Guard Deodorant.
Tennessee Thomas & Alexa Chung
Music Mavens with a Flair for Fashion
Initially it was a shared love of rock and roll that brought Alexa Chung and Tennessee Thomas together. They met some years ago, when Chung was first auditioning to be a presenter at MTV and Thomas’s then band, The Like, was her inaugural interview. “And I got the job,” says Chung of their serendipitous encounter. They spent subsequent years bonding during high-spirited evenings out in London, and eventually discovered “how inseparable we really are” after moving to New York a year and a half ago. “It was a long distance relationship before then,” jokes Thomas. Chung is now anchoring a new half-hour music show called Fuse News, but her days are not complete without checking in with her favourite Bunny (Thomas’s actual middle name). “We’re neighbours in the East Village and there are a few cafes that are equidistant from our apartments,” explains Thomas. “And when a day goes by and we don’t see each other…” “It’s just weird,” says Chung as if on cue, before adding, “Tennessee makes me laugh, because I think we’ve both for the same pun-brain, and quite often we have to try to beat each other to the same sentence”