The Strokes producer DAVID KAHNE frequently burst into tears in the recording studio whenever he felt the rockers were "hurting" their songs.

The REPTILIA stars, who worked with Kahne on their hotly-anticipated as-yet-untitled album, were stunned when even the slightest alteration to the tracks had the sensitive music mogul reaching for the tissues.

Frontman JULIAN CASABLANCAS says, "He cares about the music so deeply that if you change a little part, and you're hurting the song, he will cry."

28/07/2005 01:57