Sure, he’s just “Albert Hammond Jr.” for his New York Bowery Ballroom show (which goes on sale tomorrow at 12 noon), but the stark reality is that in Washington he is “Albert Hammond Jr. (of The Strokes)”.
How long will it take Albert Hammond Jr. to break free of the “of The Strokes” appendage? Two albums? Three? Never? Will Albert ever be a Justin Timberlake, or will he always be relegated to being a Joey Fatone (of *NSYNC)?
He could throw a Jared Leto-type addendum to his concert contracts, demanding that the words “The Strokes” be stripped from any promotional materials…but methinks he’s a lot more down-to-earth than that.