Julian Casablancas interviews always prove fruitful as the Strokes singer truly is an open book when discussing the state of the band, his solo career, family life, and so on. It’s no wonder, then, that his recent Q&A with NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams brought some insight with regard to those issues. Here are two interesting bits I pulled from the 6-minute BriTunes web exclusive, which is available to watch in full below.
On preferring solo tours to Strokes tours:
It’s nothing even against the dudes, but it’s almost like the difference between touring wtih just me or with five of me. Everyone is very opinionated, so we tend to argue about, you know, what color the car that’s going to take us to the airport is going to be.
On the state of the 4th Strokes album:
Even now the record is not ready to go and I’m like ‘I gotta tour, hold on.’ I mean it’s still being worked on. I just did some vocals and they’re going to do some stuff and I’ll probably sing more in May and hopefully it’ll be out in January… It could’ve been [released in] September but I think it would’ve been a lot less good.