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But she got the fear when she heard Clarkson's smash "Since U Been Gone," which features the guitar break from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Maps" – not a sample, just a precise replica.
Says Karen O, "It was like getting bitten by a poisonous varmint." I try to argue that the Yeahs should be honored to share Clarkson's mall cred, but they're not sure. "If it wasn't her, it just would've been Ashlee Simpson." Only a few years ago, the Yeahs were bashing their sex-and-death guitar noise in dingy New York bars.
), the book tells the gossipy tales of a brief, scuzzy moment.
Of how The Strokes, with their natural packaging of leather jackets, skinny guitar lines, skinnier jeans and downtown cool, kickstarted a revival in interest in garage rock and New York itself – and set a certain style template that continues today.
In May 2011 Zinner was commissioned to curate, compose and lead a performance 41 Strings in NYC to celebrate the 41st Earth Day.
An exhibit – 1001 Images – of Zinner's photographs was mounted in NYC in October 2010Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License; additional terms may apply.
According to an interview that aired during the ABC network's Live from Central Park Summer Stage series, the band's name was taken from modern New York City vernacular.