Julian Casablancas to release solo album
Well, Albert Hammond Jr. did it first, to great acclaim; and Nikolai Fraiture and Fabrizio Moretti followed suit this summer, to mixed results; and now Julian Casablancas is doing it, leaving guitarist Nick Valensi the only Stroke to not have a side project.
Casablancas' album "Phrazes for the Young" will be out this fall, followed by a tour. The rumor earlier this year was that the on-hiatus Strokes were supposed to be gearing up for album number four, but this news kind of invalidates that news.
What does it mean when all but one of your five person band is pursuing a solo project? Has anything like that ever happened in rock history?