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Alex Turner: “Rock’n’roll will never die”.

Alex Turner made a defiant speech in support of rock'n'roll at last night's Brit Awards [February 19], where Arctic Monkeys becoming the first band to claim a Brits-double of British Group and British Album for a third time. Collecting British Group, Alex Turner said: "There's that 15 quid we put on One Direction to win down the drain." He declined to make a list of thank-yous, saying: "They need to hear their names read out as much as you need to hear another list of names of people you don't know."

Alex Turner teases next Arctic Monkeys album

Alex Turner has discussed the possibility of a follow-up to the Arctic Monkeys current album AM. Speaking in this week's NME, which is available digitally and on newsstands now, Turner says he already has an idea for the record, mentioning the fact that a similar idea led to the creation of AM.

John Cooper Clarke: “Alex Turner’s a fantastic lyricist”

John Cooper Clarke has said he thinks Alex Turner is a "fantastic lyricist". The poet's work, "I Wanna Be Yours", is put to music on the new Arctic Monkeys album AM, which will be released on September 9.

Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner: “We used to pretend to be Oasis in school assembly”

Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner has admitted that he and drummer Matt Helders dressed up and pretended to be Oasis in their school assembly. Speaking to Pitchfork, the frontman named Oasis' 1995 album (What's The Story) Morning Glory as one of the LPs which had had the most influence upon him as a teenager, and revealed that he had performed tracks from the record in front of his peers while brandishing a tennis racquet.

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