The Strokes think blues-rock is creatively exhausted: “Please, no more of that”

[L-R] Albert Hammond Jr. and Julian Casablancas of The Strokes
(Image credit: Jim Bennett/Andrew Chin/Getty Images)

First-time Grammy winners The Strokes believe that, creatively speaking, the blues-rock genre may have run its course.

Appearing at a virtual press event after the 63rd Grammy Awards – during which they scooped Best Rock Album for their 2020 effort The New Abnormal – the New Yorkers were asked for their opinion on the state of rock 'n' roll today.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.