Yes, it’s true. He used to be a skater…a roller skater. Strokes guitarist, Albert Hammond Jr., has been revealed as a child roller skating champion. Hammond compares life on wheels to life on stage:
“It’s weird it hasn’t come out sooner,” groans Hammond Jr. “The weird thing is, I used to skate in front of, like, 5,000 people and I was never nervous, but the first time I got on stage, there were four people there and I vomited.”
Talk about rockin’ and rolling! Someone please find a picture of Albert skating and send it to me.
Amazing link found on Sea of Angels.
UPDATE: Here’s a reader submitted image of what Albert on wheels might have looked like.