Why are all those hot rock girls crying their eyes out? Julian Casablancas is getting married! He dropped the bomb at the Strokes‘ big New York homecoming gig in Central Park on May 19th, introducing “Hard to Explain” with the words “I’m getting married . . . and it’s hard to explain!” Rock girls around the world suddenly felt a strange disturbance in the Force, like Obi-Wan when Alderaan got blown up. The lucky lady is Juliet Joslin, who works for the Strokes’ management company. “They’ve been in love for a while,” says drummer Fab Moretti. “When we were in L.A., he popped the question.” Dude! At least Casablancas threw the brokenhearted ladies a bone during the show by ripping his pants, exposing his ass. Moretti handled the pants situation like a true pro. Says Moretti, “The view from behind is usually pretty interesting, with a rip or not.”
This story is from the June 24th, 2004 issue of Rolling Stone.