It has been said that Las Vegas is a town so wild, it would kill a sober man. So rejoice in the news that the Strokes made it out alive. Barely. “Vegas is good for about two days,” says Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. “Then it’s too much for the stress level.” The boys were there to rock the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, along with indie song-slingers Ben Kweller and Adam Green of the Moldy Peaches. Says Hammond, “Last night I was gambling in the casino until seven in the morning. I won!” Adds drummer Fab Moretti, “It’s a place of debauchery. That’s what the Strokes are all about!”
This story is from the December 12th, 2002 issue of Rolling Stone.