Albert Hammond, Jr. (born April 9, 1980) is an American musician and member of the garage rock band The Strokes in which he mostly plays rhythm guitar and occasional lead. He is also a solo musician. He released his debut album Yours To Keep in 2006 and followed up with ?¨C??mo Te Llama? in 2008. The Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, Frank Black, Guided By Voices, *****, Matthew Sweet, Television and The Velvet Underground are often cited as his major influences.