Now, Albert Hammond Jr. has taken to Twitter to clear up the rumours started by his dad.
Hammond Jr. apologized and explained that the band aren't currently in the studio — though he did confirm that the Strokes' had met and played "a few music ideas" for Rubin. Apparently the meetings were just to "feel out a vibe," and unfortunately, "even a theoretical album plan would be years away, if at all."
Continuing the damage control, Hammond Jr. asked fans to forgive his dad for getting "prematurely excited," but maintained that the Strokes' future plans contain "a lot of unknowns" and there's nothing too newsworthy going on at the moment.
Read his full string of tweets below.
Sorry everyone we are not in the studio recording— Albert Hammond Jr (@alberthammondjr) July 30, 2017
Forgive Albert Sr he got prematurely excited. A lot of unknowns and nothing worth speaking about at this time.— Albert Hammond Jr (@alberthammondjr) July 30, 2017
We met and played a few music ideas for Rick to feel out a vibe but even a theoretical album plan would be years away, if at all.— Albert Hammond Jr (@alberthammondjr) July 30, 2017
The Strokes' last full-length album arrived in 2013 with Comedown Machine. The band followed it up with the Future Present Past EP last year.