The Gist: Albert Hammond Jr. from the Strokes, and lobstar of the antentwig.

Does Albert Hammond Jr. From the Strokes Have Any Hair Regrets?

Does Albert Hammond Jr. From the Strokes Have Any Hair Regrets?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
July 17 2015 7:58 PM

A Different Stroke

The guitarist now has short hair, a new album, and an overhauled perspective on being a rock star.

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Mike Pesca and Albert Hammond Jr. in the studio.

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Listen to Episode 300 of Slate’s The Gist:

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On The Gist, Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. shares his journey from a 19-year-old rock star with massive hair, to a sober 35-year-old with a solo side project (and less hair). His new album, Momentary Masters, is available for preorder and out officially on July 31. For the Spiel, it’s time to name our new lobstar of the antentwig.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.