In the lead up to the release of his new album with The Voidz, Julian Casablancas has spoken with Beats 1’s Matt Wilkinson, discussing his famous feud with Ryan Adams and the future of the Strokes.
Wilkinson asked Casablancas whether the Strokes “fit into” Casablancas’ 2018 plans, to which he said, “I think that they don’t. We’re always talking, and if anything, that would be 2019.” The band last released an album in 2016, Future Present Past and were rumored to be in the studio with Rick Rubin late last year.
You can listen to the entire interview via Apple Music here:
Casablancas also discussed his turbulent relationship with Ryan Adams, which was detailed in the book Meet Me In The Bathroom last year. The book that recounts the 00s New York rock scene sees fellow Strokes bandmate Albert Hammond Jr.recalls how Adams supplied him with heroin. Hammond also recalls Julian “threatened to beat Ryan up” they were seen hanging out together.
“Even the Ryan Adams thing—I just feel like… I’m not aware… I mean, I might’ve been the one who did it. I just feel like I wouldn’t blame him for anything anyone else did. I’m not into throwing people under the bus for any reason or… You know what, man, let people enjoy it. I don’t really care, to be honest.”
He also went on to describe the dangers of heroin, saying it “can take a person’s soul away” and “that if someone is trying to give your friend a lobotomy— you’re gonna step in.”