They tried to make me go to rehab

Wherever there are rock stars, a drug problem can’t be far away. It’s a cliché as old as the hills but it’s true – clearly being given a guitar is an excuse to indulge in whatever filthy habits you want to indulge in, all at the expense of your loving record company.

Fey New York posh boys The Strokes are no different, with guitarist Albert Hammond Jnr admitting that he was recovering from drug addiction while recording the band’s new album Angles. However, hard case that he is, he went straight back into the studio as soon as he left rehab. Big.

‘People can't believe I did that,’ he told The Sun. ‘I wasn't on any chemicals. It was hard - you have two good years of post-acute withdrawal. I was nervous and couldn't remember things. It's like having a stroke, no pun intended.

‘You always do the crazy rockstar thing, of course, but I'd rather be left with music from someone I admire than their funny stories of all the f**ked-up s**t they did.’

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