One month after its release, the Strokes' First Impressions of Earth may be catching fire. Their new single, "Heart in a Cage," is a top request at radio stations all over the country, and the video for the tune, shot by director Sam Bayer, contains some death-defying thrills: Shooting on top of a fifty-story building in midtown Manhattan, guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. was nearly blown off the roof, as winds gusted up to 40 mph. Hammond says he took it in stride: "It wasn't the first time I almost died on a video shoot."
This story is from the February 23rd, 2006 issue of Rolling Stone.
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