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Julian Casablancas

Best known as the lead singer/songwriter of the Strokes, Julian Casablancas was born on August 23, 1978 to Elite Model Agency Group founder John Casablancas and model and former Miss Denmark Jeanette Christiansen. Christiansen's second husband, painter Sam Adoquei, helped shape Casablancas' early musical taste, giving him a Doors album that was a marked difference from the Phil Collins and other pop that he listened to at the time. Casablancas spent part of his teens in the Swiss boarding school Instituit Le Rosey, where he met future Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr., and in New York's Lycee Français high school, where he met Fabrizio Moretti and Nick Valensi. Casablancas began playing with Moretti, Valensi, Hammond, and bassist Nikolai Fraiture in 1998, and dubbed the band the Strokes the following year. The band's 2001 debut album Is This It was a critical and commercial success, and helped put back-to-basics, garage-y rock back on the map alongside bands like the White Stripes and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. 2003's new wave-tinged Room on Fire and 2006's ambitious First Impressions of Earth followed, and the Strokes went on an extended hiatus after touring in support of their third album. Most of Casablancas' bandmates released albums with other projects or on their own: Albert Hammond, Jr. issued two solo albums, 2006's Yours to Keep and 2008's ¿Como Te Llama?; Moretti's band Little Joy released their self-titled debut late in 2008; and Time of the Assassins, the debut album from Fraiture's project Nickel Eye, appeared in early 2009. During this time, Casablancas collaborated with other artists, playing Casio guitar on "Sick, Sick, Sick" from Queens of the Stone Age's 2007 album Era Vulgaris and collaborating with Santigold and Pharrell on the song "My Drive Thru" for a 2008 Converse Shoes ad campaign. He also recorded with the Lonely Island, Danger Mouse, and Sparklehorse. Casablancas began recording his solo debut album in 2008 with producer Jason Lader and Bright Eyes' Mike Mogis; Phrazes for the Young, which featured denser, more free-flowing songs than the Strokes' albums, arrived in fall 2009. After returning to the Strokes for 2011's Angles and 2013's Comedown Machine, he formed another band, the Voidz, to help flesh out the songs he had accumulated. The results were 2014's Tyranny, a dense, sprawling work inspired by Casablancas' love of '80s punk like Black Flag and his political outrage. ~ Heather Phares, Rovi
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Can I have his babies? Cause I will! :D he is musically talented, has a sexy voice and is hot!!! Think I just found my man <3
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Amazing
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He's got some kick a** red boots
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Say IPhone 5 five times
Say a color
Post this on 5 more songs
Look under your pillow
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Hix1000
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Hi.
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ombroom
I love The Strokes music, but I really love Julian's vocals on Phrazes for the Young
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they didn't break up...... lmao
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Why'd the strokes have to break up ������
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The strokes and Julian Casablancas is the best
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Julian is really hot <3 ASDFGHJKL :3
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His voice is amazing, it's crazy to see how very few people listen to him and the strokes
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I LOVE JULIAN CASABLANCAS! ! ! ! ! He's an amazing singer solo and in The Strokes
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spikey047
I like him better with his solo stuff you can hear his voice better <3
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daft punk's instant crush
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In the strokes he sounds soooo different!!!
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Lol I only know Julian from daft punk's instant crush haha
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Julian Casablancas is an amazing person and the hottest man in the world!!
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I love Julian's voice. it's so unique and stuff ❤❤❤
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Anyone else obsessed with The Strokes new album Comedown Machine at the moment?
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Great musician . 11th demension is the best song.
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Boombox
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luvmyturtle9 6
Miss you Jules
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zappa0000
a boom box is not a toy
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One of those artists you hear once and don't really notice...the n after time you rediscover them and proceed to obsessively find everything they've ever done. This man defines inspiration! Glass gets me every time, and there's nothing better than singing Out Of the Blue at the top of your lungs!
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Amazing and sexy voice!!
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jelly4075
JULIAN
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godhasblesse d u s
out of the blue oh yeah
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I love this man! Seriosly more than anyone can ever know!! :) Hes such a great musician and hes also just so damn hot!!!
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love, love, love Julian & the Strokes!! His voice is incredible! :) I'm totally addicted to their music.
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if I didn't sell him an apartment, I would never have discovered him. Up there with Jim & Bono***LMS Thanks dude 4 buying!!! My absolute favorite new voice!!!
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i model my clothing and personality after this man
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Who's seen "Under Cover of Darkness" by the Strokes?! LOVED it!!! Check it out here>>http:/ / w w w . v e v o . c o m / w a t c h / t h e - s t r o k e s / u n d e r - c o v e r - o f - d a r k n e s s / U S R V 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 8
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Julian. I love you. That is all.
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He is so handsome!
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Can't believe they don't have Julian Casablancas' song "Bulletproof Glass". Cool that he was influenced by Lou Reed.
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Saw him twice short but sweet shows --- Leaves you wanting more did cover a coupls strokes songs-- Also saw the strokes after first impressions made me cry LOL
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If you want to know somebody might take a quick look at their best friends Diamonds are her's the dog is his.. Love that line Julian is an amazing songwritter up there with Ryan Adams...
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hes different sober, secretive,.. . e v e n shy, i kinda miss the "cooler than thee" and brash charisma, but his music hasnt suffered i see.
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booya! i loved him in the strokes and hes awesome here!!!!!
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mjlongo....c o u l d not have said it better myself. I liked it enough to start a "Julian Cassablancas " Radio Set List though. Bad a** song.
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mjlongo
can't get "Out of the Blue" out of my head, but not so crazy about the other cuts (yet, anyway)
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@Brian Gahn - If it ever comes!
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lisakim876
Saw Julian on tour in Seattle. Amazing performance.
So much talent, so much charisma, and leather!
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no comments yet? well i think his first album is rather kick-a** but i still cant wait for the next strokes album

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