Amanda de Cadenet did a Q&A with her husband, Nick Valensi, which was posted here today. It talks about his inspiration, how he chose his guitar and things of that nature.
Nick also says that The Strokes won’t tour very much for Comedown Machine.
Are you going to do any tours in Latin America? – Irina Tuma
I’m afraid not, my sweet petite. It seems as though The Strokes won’t do a lot of touring for this upcoming album. But don’t get your knickers in a twist — we’ll probably head on down there for the next album.
I was originally going to rant about this news, saying that The Strokes aren’t a real band if they don’t tour or whatever. I also debated saying that they should just break up and end this charade.
But after thinking about it for a few minutes, I wouldn’t be surprised if this decision was made because of their families. Having a young child, or children, requires two parents. So maybe that’s something three of the members understood and valued. Furthermore, there could also be somebody in one of the band member’s families with cancer or something of that nature. That would explain the media blackout, wouldn’t it?
My point is to not jump to any conclusions and go off the deep end with this news. Yes, it sucks. But I think there’s a valid reason behind it. The reason could very well be that they all hate each other and they did this just to fulfill the RCA contract, but I think it’s more complex than that.
What do you think?
(Link via TSN reader Next Dimension and @shesfixing)