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The Strokes part ways with their management of nearly two decades

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The Strokes have ended their partnership with their management of 20 years and will now be represented by a new company.  The news comes right as the rockers are prepping for their Halloween performance on Saturday Night Live.

Billboard reports that the rockers are now being represented by Red Light Management and will be personally taken care of by Red Light founder Coran Capshaw and his team.

It is unknown why the Strokes ended their longtime partnership with their former managers Jack Rovner, Ryan Gentles and Richard Priest.

While Red Light declined to comment on the matter, Rovner expressed to Billboard, “I signed the band when I was running RCA. I’ve always believed in their enormous talent and wish them the best.”

The split appears to be amicable, as another one of the “You Only Live Once” rockers’ former managers expressed a similar sentiment.

Gentles said he “loved working with the band over 20 years” and that “I have no doubt that they will continue to break new ground in music and continue to be one of the most culturally important bands of not only their generation but of all time.”

The Strokes will be supporting their new studio effort The New Abnormal, their first album in seven years, for their SNL appearance on Halloween.  Comedian John Mulaney will be hosting.

The album bowed at number seven on the Billboard 200 when it was released back in April.

By Megan Stone
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