Nick Valensi
Nick Valensi is the lead guitarist for the band The Strokes. He started playing guitar at age five. His father died when he was 10.His mother owns a restaurant on New York's Upper East Side. He has an older sister and a younger sister.He is the youngest member of The Strokes, but is also the tallest, measuring in at 6'4". He is known for his Customized Epiphone Riviera.
Nick Valensi
Nick Valensi is an American musician and guitarist of the American rock band The Strokes, in which he primarily plays lead guitar and occasionally rhythm guitar.
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Stereo IQ: Comedown Machine and the Chameleon Cool of The Strokes
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
By Alex Koenig Reviewing a Strokes album for a new generation of fans requires reminiscence so let me take you on a trip down memory lane: The four leather jacket-sporting suburban street dwellers embodied youth ennui in the early aughts. Their debut Is This It is arguably the Illmatic of indie rock-- a precocious, lightning-in-a-bottle moment that made The Strokes vanguards of their genre and poster boys for sweat free cool. It also guaranteed that subsequent releases would be harshly scrutinized in comparison. The record was equally an achievement as it was an albatross, and if its equally inspired follow-up Room On Fire wasn't as well received, it was due to sonic resemblances to their debut and ineffable critical expectations. From there, the wheels fell off-- or shifted into high gear, depending on your opinion of post-Room On Fire Strokes. Their 2006 record First Impressions of Earth was for better and for worse, a kiss-off to the assumption that their inspira ...
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Jack Nicholson: The complete hookup history
guyism - almost 5 years
Last week we took a look at one of the most prolific celebrity womanizers in Leonardo DiCaprio. This week we continue our series with a man who has allegedly hooked up with at least as many famous women as Leo: Jack Nicholson. Of course the difference here is that Jack just turned 75 on Sunday while Leo is half that age. That being said, it’s still a rather impressive list. Jack also gets points for scoring with women many, many years younger than him (noted below). NOTE: In the interest of brevity, we’ll just list all his ladies up to his longest romance: Anjelica Huston. It’s also been reported that Jack has nailed over 2,000 women, but today we’re just going to focus on the famous ones. Previous hookup histories on Guyism. Pre-Anjelica Sandra Knight (1958-1968), Mimi Machu (1967-1971), Susan Anspach (1969-1971), Rita Moreno (1970), Candice Bergen (1971), Michelle Phillips (1971-1972). Anjelica Huston (1973-1989) Jack and Anjelica were an item for 16 years, but as yo ...
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Biographie de The Strokes - VinyleMusique.fr
Google News - over 5 years
Il est composé de Julian Casablancas au chant, de Nick Valensi à la guitare, de Fabrizio Moretti à la batterie, de Albert Hammond Jr à la guitare, et de Nikolai Fraiture à la basse. Le premier album, « Is This It », est paru en 2001
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Disfruta de la actuación de los Strokes en Reading 2011 - Sopitas.com
Google News - over 5 years
... no hay mejor respuesta que echarle un ojo a la presentación que Julian Casablancas, Nikolai Fraiture, Albert Hammond Jr, Nick Valensi y Fabrizio Moretti ofrecieron la noche del sábado como acto principal del Festival de Reading en el Reino Unido
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29-8-2011 Strokes in 'terapia matrimoniale' (con Jarvis?) - Indie-Rock.it
Google News - over 5 years
Fraiture nega una volta di più importanti fratture all'interno del gruppo (il frontman Julian Casablancas e il chitarrista Nick Valensi sarebbero stati in pesante conflitto), definendo le ultime sessioni di registrazione come "una terapia matrimoniale"
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Cumplen 33 años Kobe Bryant y Julian Casablancas - Universia.es
Google News - over 5 years
Cuando Casablancas regresó a Nueva York tras seis meses en Le Rosey, continuó su educación en el Dwight School de Manhattan, donde se reunió con Fabrizio Moretti y Nick Valensi, que luego se convertirían en miembros de la banda
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'Stroked: A Tribute to Is This It' - Tracklisting - Lick Library News
Google News - over 5 years
Ten years ago saw the release of The Strokes seminal garage-rock classic, Is This It. The 11 track album was a breath of fresh air for music fans and the industry alike as head boy Julian Casablancas along with guitarists Nick Valensi & Albert Hammond
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MUSIC REVIEW; A Big-Voiced Singer Takes Off In Several Directions at Once
NYTimes - over 5 years
Sia sang a new, unreleased song early in her sold-out show at Webster Hall on Wednesday night, projecting clearly over a tidy churn. The song was ''Hostage,'' written with Nick Valensi of the Strokes, and its message -- feeling powerless to break free of a lover's mistreatment -- was a fine match for the expressive bigness of her voice. Its sound,
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Billboard Bits: 'Watch the Throne' Outrages Indie Retailers, Morrissey Slams ... - Billboard
Google News - over 5 years
Sia also "tested" a new piano-driven song "Hostage," that she revealed she created with Strokes guitarist, Nick Valensi. The show comes as a bittersweet one for Sia fans, as she revealed on Twitter that this would be her last tour indefinitely
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Interview with Sleeper Agent - Rock Edition
Google News - over 5 years
Nick [Valensi] talked to Alex and I for like 30 minutes about random bullshit. Alex: Yeah, we talked about the show we had in Bakersfield, CA; it was like meeting anyone [else]. I think It was kind of nice for us to see a band that's been working
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Graves' disease diagnosis might make this Sia's last world tour - NOW Toronto
Google News - over 5 years
She'll continue to record – she's working on two solo albums, including one produced by the Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi – but has shifted her primary focus to writing songs for other pop stars in an effort to remain more grounded
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Ten Years On: A Love Letter To The Strokes - Sabotage Times
Google News - over 5 years
Back in New York, both attended Dwight School on Manhattan's Upper West where they met Nick Valensi, Nikolai Fraiture and Fabrizio Moretti. The Strokes were born and during 1999 they spent six months rehearsing locked in away in a studio in the rough
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T in the Park 2011: Stroke of brilliance at T - Perthshire Advertiser
Google News - over 5 years
The cleverly intertwined riffs on display from guitarists Nick Valensi and Albert Hammond Jr during Reptilia ensured the crowd continued to bounce before running through Machu Picchu, a leading track on new album Angles. Addressing Scottish fans in his
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Nick Valensi
    TWENTIES
  • 2006
    Age 25
    Amanda de Cadenet gave birth to their fraternal twins, Silvan and Ella, on October 19, 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Nick Valensi sang backing vocals and played guitar for Devendra Banhart's song "Shabop Shalom" on the 2007 album Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon. Furthermore, he contributed backing vocals on the self-titled debut album of his bandmate Fab Moretti's band, Little Joy. He also played guitar for Regina Spektor's song "Better", which was released on her album Begin to Hope and also published as a single in a slightly different version on which the guitar parts are rearranged. He appears in the video for "Adam & Steve", a song by Devendra Banhart's side project Megapuss. He appears in the video for "No One's Better Sake" by Little Joy as drummer. He plays guitar on Sia's album We Are Born and has also written several hooks and melodies on it. Sia has also stated that she and Valensi are planning to write songs together for other artists. Also, he plays guitar on Sia's album 1000 Forms of Fear on the track "Hostage", being listed as a co-writer.
    In Summer 2006, Nick married his girlfriend of five years, Amanda de Cadenet.
    More Details Hide Details De Cadenet published a book of photographs entitled Rare Birds in 2005, which includes several pictures of Valensi, whom she refers to as her "muse" on her website. Valensi has described his wife as "The coolest person I know."
  • 2005
    Age 24
    In 2005, Epiphone released a signature model of his guitar, the Elitist Nick Valensi Riviera P-94, and followed it up with a standard model Nick Valensi Riviera P-94 in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Back-up/warm-up guitars include an Epiphone Dot fitted with 2 P-94s, an Epiphone Casino, an Epiphone Sheraton, and a Gibson Faded Special Double Cutaway with 2 P-90s. Valensi often borrows fellow Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr.'s backup guitars, which include a Gibson Les Paul Jr. and a Les Paul Special. New guitars used for the First Impressions of Earth tour include a Les Paul Custom in black, a Fender Telecaster Custom (which he can be seen using in the music video for Under Cover of Darkness), and a Duesenberg semi-hollow. Valensi's main amplifier is a 2x12" Fender Hot Rod DeVille, used with Fender 4x12" extension cabinets during live shows. He also recently purchased a Carr amplifier to use on the last few stops of the First Impressions tour. His pedalboard consists of a Visual Sound Jekyll & Hyde Ultimate Overdrive pedal, Boss TR-2 Tremolo, Vox Cooltron Bulldog Distortion, MXR Micro Amp (2) and a Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner. He has also been seen with an Electro Harmonix Memory Man and a Boss Blues Driver.
  • 2004
    Age 23
    In a 2004 interview with Epiphone, he called it "the greatest guitar never made" because Gibson had never produced a semi-hollow with P-94 style pickups, except for the fully hollow ES-330 and the Epiphone Casino.
    More Details Hide Details He has several models in different colours (all with P-94s), including multiple naturals, one in vintage sunburst, one in red, and a 12-string elite in red.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Age 0
    Born on January 16, 1981.
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