Alex Turner (Born 6th January 1986)
Alex Turner is an English singer and songwriter.
He is famously known for being the lead singer of Arctic Monkeys.
He has also recorded a side project named 'The Last Shadow Puppets', and also has a career as a solo artist.
Net Worth: $22 Million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Career: Independent label Domino Records signed Arctic Monkeys in 2005.
Their first album, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I Am Not", released in 2006, was the fastest selling album in British music history.
They have released several albums since, "Favourite Worst Nightmare" (2007), "Humbug" (2009), "Suck It And See" (2011), and "AM" (2013).
All these albums reached number 1 in the UK album charts.
In 2008, Turner joined Miles Kane, James Ford, and Owen Pallett and released an album, "The Age Of An Understatement", which reached number 1 in its first week of release.
Following this, they went on tour together.
Turner also wrote and performed the soundtrack for the 2010 comedy/drama "Submarine".
Turner made his debut as a short story writer, performing a spoken word track "A Choice of Three" in October 2008.
In 2011, he contributed to writing six songs with Miles Kane, for his first album "Colour of The Trap".
Personal Life: Alex is the son of Penny and David Turner, who taught German and music in Sheffield Schools.
Turner took piano lessons whilst at school in Sheffield.
He took a gap year before starting University in order to pursue his musical ambitions.
He said that if Arctic Monkeys had not become successful, he would have studied English at Manchester University.
Stars Including Paul Mccartney And Coldplay Raised More Than $97,500 (£65,000) To Help Syrian Refugees By Donating Items To An Auction Organised By Blur Drummer Dave Rowntree.
The percussionist created the Star Boot Sale in aid of humanitarian charity the International Rescue Committee (IRC) after he was moved by the plight of those fleeing Syria's ongoing civil war.
Items put up for auction on eBay.com included clothing, a jewellery box, tour memorabilia, books, CDs and a milk jug belonging to MCCartney.
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Stars Including Paul Mccartney, Alex Turner And Coldplay Have Donated Memorabilia To An Auction Organised By Blur Drummer Dave Rowntree To Help Syrian Refugees In The Aftermath Of The Recent Terror Attacks.
The percussionist has created the Star Boot Sale in response to gun and bombs attacks by the ISIS terror organisation in Paris, France on Friday (13Nov15), which killed more 130 people, and the bombings in Beirut, Lebanon on 12 November (15).
Rowntree is raising money for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) charity to help refugees fleeing conflict in the Middle East, and admits he was moved to action by the attacks in Paris because he remembers playing at the Bataclan concert hall, where more than 80 people were killed during an Eagles of Death Metal gig.
"The Bataclan is part of the DNA of the European music industry. I've played there, as have most of the musicians I know," Rowntree says. "Now, more than ever, we must show our support for the men, women and children who are fleeing terror in Syria because, on Friday, we all saw what that terror looks like."
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The band’s last record was 2008’s 'The Age Of The Understatement’.
It’s been seven years since The Last Shadow Puppets released their debut album, The Age Of The Understatement and fans have been eagerly awaiting the follow-up ever since. But after a long hiatus it appears we could be welcoming the trio back next year, according to drummer and producer James Ford.
Speaking to Chilean music site Rock & Pop, Ford, who is also the band’s producer and a member of Simian Mobile Disco, said the band have recorded their second album. "This year, I’ve just done a Last Shadow Puppets record, which is the guy from Arctic Monkeys and Miles," Ford said.
Continue reading: Alex Turner's The Last Shadow Puppets Will Release New Album In 2016
The Strokes kicked off Barclaycard British Summer Time in London's Hyde Park with a greatest hits set last night (18.06.15).
The Strokes kicked off Barclaycard British Summer Time with a greatest hits set last night (18.06.15).
The US rockers thrilled the 60,000-strong crowd - which included the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexa Chung, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, Pixie Geldof and Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner - at London's Hyde Park with a career-spanning show that heavily relied on their influential debut LP 'Is This It'.
The group's set opened with the title track from that album, quickly followed by 'Barely Legal', getting the crowd into a buoyant mood before playing more recent track 'Welcome To Japan'.
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Alexa Chung is a ''nightmare to date'' because she is fiercely independent.
Alexa Chung is a ''nightmare to date''.
The 31-year-old model, who is rumoured to be in a relationship with Alexander Skarsgard, has confessed she is a difficult girlfriend because she is fiercely independent and gets bored easily.
She said: ''I don't like being told what to do. And I don't want to be penned in. I don't want to feel I have to be anywhere ... I am quite restless. It makes me a nightmare to date, I think.''
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Alexa Chung and Alexander Skarsgard are reportedly getting ''serious'' about each other.
The 31-year-old model and 38-year-old actor are getting ''serious'' about each other, but are taking it slow and having ''fun'', due to the two being so busy with their careers.
A source said: ''(Alexa and Alexander's relationship) is serious and has really heated up.''
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Nick O'Malley, Jamie Cook, Alex Turner, Matt Helders and Arctic Monkeys - A variety of stars from the music industry all turned out in style to attend the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 8th February 2015
Noel Gallagher claims her would ''rather drink petrol'' than listen to Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner being interviewed.
The former Oasis star has slammed the Arctic Monkeys frontman and claims he would rather drink fuel ''straight from the nozzle at a garage'' than listen to an interview with the 29-year-old singer.
He said: ''I would rather drink petrol straight from the nozzle at a garage than listen to an interview with Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys. Wouldn't you?''
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It came, It went, It conquered as per. Leeds Festival 2014 was a real pinnacle for this year's UK live music, cramming it's masses into the colossus fields of Bramham Park, this year's Leeds Festival was a true menace of a machine. From strolling the sights and stalls of the relatively tame arena, to hiking through the foothills of Red camp and afar, the beast of Leeds Festival was out in full glamour this year. Not only for the sheer size and scale of the glorified playground, nor for the big bad names it captured upon its stages, but purely the immense and sometimes overwhelming atmosphere of Leeds Festival is what attracts the crowds in their droves - (Each and EVERY year).
This year's line-up, though transparent in parts, boasted an array of big names and must sees. From Gerrard Way's premier solo show, right the way through to Macklemore's fur coat - teenage girl-screaming onstage antics. All considered, It is fair to say Leeds festival caters to the masses, though in doing so, often leaving the fringes of those masses at somewhat of a loose-end. Fear no-more, as this year with 10 arena stages and a dozen campsite venues, attendants waved farewell to mud-mooching moments of waiting around and embarked on the northern event of the year. With Oxfam blazers, slush puppy pleasantries and a number of near 24-hour rave spots all been thrown around, It was hard to find even a moment for the annual carbon monoxide poisoning - plastic bag burning ritual around the camp fire.
Without further ado, we present to you this year's top live sets and why they really made this year what it was.
Continue reading: Leeds Festival 2014 - Live Review
Alex Turner and Miles Kane are writing a film script together for an 'X-Men' style movie.
The Arctic Monkeys frontman and the 'Come Closer' singer, who also formed side-project The Last Shadow Puppets, have revealed they are working on an 'X-Men' style movie.
The pair, who ''always talk'', had a number one album 'The Age of Understatement' in 2008, which was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, and plan to release new music after penning the film script.
Continue reading: Alex Turner And Miles Kane Writing Film Script
The Arctic Monkeys frontman teamed up with The Rascals rocker for the side project in 2008 and they went on to score a U.K. number one with their debut album The Age of the Understatement.
The pair has focused on other projects ever since, and Kane reveals fans will have to wait even longer for a follow-up album - especially as they are now working on a screenplay together.
Continue reading: Alex Turner And Miles Kane Writing Superhero Film
Date of birth
6th January, 1982