Albert Hammond Jr. in Rehab, Strokes Album Still in the Works

    Here’s news fans waiting for a Strokes album don’t want to hear: guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., maker of mellow, minimal effort rock on his own, was checked into rehab by his bandmates recently, after he had a “breakdown” after his girlfriend, model Agnyess Deyn, and him had a fight. It’s not clear what Hammond’s poison was, but it seems like the likelihood of a Strokes album being out sooner rather than later is a pipe dream. [Perez Hilton]