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Julian Casablancas
Julian Casablancas in concert
Julian Casablancas in concert
Background information
Birth name Julian Fernando Casablancas
Also known as Jules
Born August 23, 1978 (1978-08-23) (age 29)
Origin Spanish/Danish/Born in New York City
Genre(s) Garage rock, alternative rock
Occupation(s) Singer
Instrument(s) Lead vocals
Years active 2001-current
Label(s) Rough Trade, RCA, Sony BMG
Associated acts The Strokes
Website Official website of The Strokes
Notable instrument(s)
Vocals

Julian Fernando Casablancas (born August 23, 1978) is the vocalist and songwriter of the alternative rock band The Strokes. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... {| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Garage rock is a raw form of rock and roll that was first popular in the United States and Canada from about 1963 to 1967. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Rough Trade Records, now a member of the RIAA[1], began as an independent record label, based in London, England. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ... {| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ...

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Early life and education

Julian Casablancas is the son of John Casablancas, a Spanish-American, and the founder of Elite Model Management, and Jeanette Christiansen, a Danish model who was Miss Denmark in 1965, and brother of Cecile Casablancas. His parents were divorced when Casablancas was very young and he lived with his mother and Sam Adoquei who taught him about art and work ethic. John Casablancas (born December 22, 1942) is the founder and former Chairman of the Elite Model Agency Group, and founder of the worlds largest modelling school. ... Elite Model Management (Elite) is a modeling agency founded in Paris, France, in 1972 by John Casablancas and Alain Kittler. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ...


The first band member that Casablancas knew was Nikolai Fraiture while the two attended the same kindergarten. When he was 14, Casablancas was caught drinking before school and consequently forced into a rehabilitation program called Phoenix House twice a week. Soon afterwards, his father sent him to Institut Le Rosey, a boarding school in Switzerland. It was here that he encountered Albert Hammond, Jr.. Although the two were not friends at the time, they would later become band-mates and room-mates. Nikolai Fraiture born November 13, 1978 in New York City) is the bassist for the New York City-based band The Strokes. ... Institut Le Rosey, established in 1880, is the oldest private boarding school in Switzerland and one of the most exclusive educational institutions in the world. ... Albert Hammond, Jr. ...


When Casablancas returned to New York after six months at Le Rosey, he continued his education at Dwight School in Manhattan, where he met Fabrizio Moretti and Nick Valensi, who later also became fellow band members. He dropped out in 11th grade and attended Five Towns College on Long Island for one year, receiving a scholarship after writing a classical composition. He worked as a bartender before going into music professionally. The Dwight School is a selective, combined elementary and secondary private school on the Upper West Side in New York, NY. // The school was founded in 1880 by Julius Sachs, founder of the College Board and member of the Goldman Sachs banking family. ... Fabrizio Moretti (nicknamed Fab) is the drummer in the American band The Strokes. ... Nick Valensi (born Nicholas Valensi, January 16, 1981, in New York) is a guitarist for the New York based rock band, The Strokes. ... Five Towns College is an institution of higher learning located in Dix Hills, Long Island, New York (USA). ... This article is about the island in New York State. ...


Music

Casablancas' musical influences are varied and wide ranging, including but not limited to The Velvet Underground, The Pogues, Bob Marley, Built to Spill, Guided by Voices, The Magnetic Fields,The Stooges, The Ramones, and The Doors. More recently he has stated that possibly two of his favorite songs of all time are Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Bill Withers's "Lean on Me." This article is about the rock band. ... The Pogues are a band of mixed Irish and English background, playing traditional Irish folk with influences from the English punk rock movement. ... This article is about the reggae musician. ... Built to Spill is an American indie rock band based in Boise, Idaho. ... Guided by Voices (often abbreviated as GBV) was an extremely prolific lo-fi/indie-rock band from Dayton, Ohio. ... The Magnetic Fields is a band led by the New York City singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt. ... This article is about the rock band. ... The Ramones (L-R, Johnny, Tommy, Joey, Dee Dee) on the cover of their debut self-titled album (1976), cementing their place at the dawn of the punk movement. ... The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles by vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore, and guitarist Robby Krieger. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, lead vocalist Freddie Mercury, and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ...   is a song written by Freddie Mercury and originally recorded by the band Queen for their 1975 album A Night at the Opera. ... Bill Withers (born July 4, 1938 in Slab Fork, West Virginia) is an American singer-songwriter who performed and recorded from the late 1960s until the mid 1980s. ... Lean on Me is a well known hit song written and performed by Bill Withers on the 1972 album Still Bill. ...


As The Strokes' principal songwriter, he has the greatest impact on their sound and has been known to be extremely meticulous with it. So meticulous that he was announced as one of the judges for the 2007 International Songwriting Competition. [1] Recently, however, the band purports that Casablancas has become more communicative and more open to others' contributions. [2] For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ...


Another recent change has come in the recording of his vocals, which is significantly clearer and louder than their first two albums. However Casablancas says this was adjusted only because it fit the songs more, and not because he was any less self-critical about his voice.


Known to not play much in Strokes' recordings, Julian has proved himself an able multi-instrumentalist through guest appearances. He's played guitar on "Sick, Sick, Sick" by Queens of the Stone Age, bass guitar on Albert Hammond, Jr.'s "Scared," and the second set of drums on the Strokes' "Evening Sun." Sick, Sick, Sick is the first single released by Queens of the Stone Age from their 2007 album Era Vulgaris. ... This article is about the American rock band. ... Albert Hammond, Jr. ...


He has also served as inspiration for several other musicians. For instance, Courtney Love's song "But Julian, I'm a Little Bit Older Than You", from her debut solo album America's Sweetheart (2004), was written about Julian Casablancas. [3] Courtney Love[1] (born Courtney Michelle Harrison on July 9, 1964) is an American rock musician. ... Americas Sweetheart is the 2004 solo debut from Courtney Love. ...


Personal life

Julian is an avid baseball fan, particularly of the New York Mets, and has said that "if I could go back in time I'd be a minor league pitcher" [4]. He also likes the American football team New York Jets. He is usually called 'Jules'. This article is about the sport. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (current) (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American...


On February 5, 2005, Julian Casablancas married Juliet Joslin, The Strokes' assistant manager, in a private ceremony in New York City. He announced the engagement at several shows including Central Park, where prior to playing their song "Hard to Explain," he said, "I'm getting married and it's hard to explain!" is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ... Hard to Explain is the first single from New York garage rockers The Strokes (their only previously released material was The Modern Age EP). ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/prizejudge.htm International Songwriting Competition
  2. ^ http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/review.cfm?id=30342006
  3. ^ http://www.nme.com/reviews/courtney-love/5806 Courtney Love : California Ventura Theatre
  4. ^ http://www.yankees2000.com/y2k/2006/11/y2k-interview-julian-casablancas.html The Y2K Interview: Julian Casablancas
For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ... Nikolai Fraiture born November 13, 1978 in New York City) is the bassist for the New York City-based band The Strokes. ... Albert Hammond, Jr. ... Fabrizio Moretti (nicknamed Fab) is the drummer in the American band The Strokes. ... Nick Valensi (born Nicholas Valensi, January 16, 1981, in New York) is a guitarist for the New York based rock band, The Strokes. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... The Modern Age is a single by The Strokes. ... Alternate cover US cover Is This It is The Strokes debut album, released in 2001 (see 2001 in music). ... Room on Fire is the second album by the band The Strokes. ... First Impressions of Earth is the third album by the American rock band The Strokes. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Hard to Explain is the first single from New York garage rockers The Strokes (their only previously released material was The Modern Age EP). ... Last Nite is a single lifted from On The Air, the debut album of acclaimed American garage rock/post-punk band Taranee Cook. ... Someday is a single lifted from Is This It, the debut album of acclaimed American garage rock/post-punk band The Strokes. ... Reptilia is the second single lifted from Room on Fire, the second album of acclaimed American garage rock/post-punk band The Strokes. ... The End Has No End is the third single lifted from Room on Fire, the second album of acclaimed American garage rock/post-punk band The Strokes. ... Juicebox is the first single from The Strokes third album, First Impressions of Earth released in the US in October 2005. ... Heart in a Cage is the second single from The Strokes third album, First Impressions of Earth released in the UK March 20, 2006 and worldwide April 18, 2006. ... You Only Live Once is the opening track and third single from First Impressions of Earth, the third album from American rock band The Strokes. ... A discography of the rock band The Strokes // Is This It (27 August 2001) Room on Fire (28 October 2003) First Impressions of Earth (2 January 2006) The Strokes originally planned to release a live album from their performances at Alexandra Palace on the 5th & 6th of December 2003. ...

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The Modern Age » Blog Archive » Julian Casablancas Lets the Metal Out (0 words)
julian was never really one to wear tight pants that often but… i would prefer he clean it up a bit.
I think it really shows how comfortable Julian is in himself that he finds he doesn’t have to look like a fucking rockstar to go out about town on evening stroll (to SNL) with his wife.
Julian and Albert, and Fab, Nik, and Nick are all going to ROCK your world whether you wanna accept it or NOT!!!
Morrissey-solo | Jimi Goodwin (Doves) recalls meeting Morrissey with Julian Casablancas (Strokes) (2279 words)
Julian Casablancas may be a bit of a dumb ass but god bless him for releasing the first good Rock album in a long time.
Julian was probably piss drunk and saw the girls Morrissey sent over...and Julian thinking he's this hot new rock star was thinking, "Hollywood's fucking my kind of town, theirs chicks all over me tonight..." then his heart sank when he realized that the girls where sent over by Morrissey.
Julian not wanting to be further embarressed by walking over their to Morrissey's table, rather made Morrissey come over.
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