The Strokes' Nick Valensi on 5 Great Songs by Guitarists-Turned-Singers
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Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi discusses his favorite tracks by fellow guitarists-turned-songwriters. Chelsea Lauren/WireImage/Getty

"There's a lot for Strokes fans to like here," that band's guitarist Nick Valensi told Rolling Stone recently, speaking about the new debut by his side project CRX. "But there's another aspect to the record, too, which gets a little bit on the heavier, more aggressive side that maybe fans of other bands would appreciate that more." Here, Valensi shares some examples of guitarists-turned-singers who opened his eyes to the possibilities of going solo. "It's fairly obvious why I chose this category," he says.